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August 1, 2014

Flax Granola by CCB and G

by Anne Paddock

Flax Granola by Columbia County Bread and Granola (CCB and G) wins the prize for the most unique and forward thinking granola on the market by making a line of granola without added oils and challenging the traditional recipe for granola that calls for oats as a base.  Instead, the company relies on flax seeds, baking them slowly at a low temperature to preserve the integrity of flax’s rich omega 3 fatty acids and to provide the crunchy texture granola fans have come to expect. But that’s not all. The company uses spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves to give the granola a slightly sweet yet savory flavor.

Flax GranolaRich with a nutty flavor, Flax Granola comes in six varieties: Fruit and Berry, Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon, Cranberry Walnut, Red White and Blueberry (cranberries, almond, blueberries), and Private Stock in which you select the nuts, fruits, and seeds to add to the flax seed based granola. For those who love flax seeds and are selective about what they want in their granola, this is the holy grail.

The Cranberry Walnut and the Red White and Blueberry are “Baker’s Choice” varieties which means they contain molasses oat clusters and are for those who are leery of an all flax granola or for granola fans who want a little bit of both.Flax Granola Fruit and Berry

Nutritionally, a one ounce serving has approximately 140 calories, 4-5 grams of protein, 2-4 grams of sugar, 5-7 grams of fiber and 1-11 grams of fat.

Each 12-ounce packet is $8 and the 42-ounce packet sells for $35. The 42-ounce Private Stock is $22 plus $1.25 – $3.00 for each (most are $1.50) nut, fruit, and seed addition. To order, go to the company website: www.columbiacountybread.com.

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