This is a granola recipe that improves upon one printed in Martha Stewart Living's February 2010 issue. Removing unnecessary sugar and salt and adding ground flax to the mix greatly improves the health happiness of this recipe. It's easy for kids to make. You can substitute chopped dates or dried cranberries for raisins. Be careful, though, as the latter are often sugar coated. And, of course, chopped almonds can replace the pecans. If you prefer a sexier breakfast, finish the baking without adding any dried fruit, let the granola cool completely, and add 1 cup of chopped dark chocolate pieces. Again, be careful. You're adding some antioxidant benefits but a bunch of extra calories, too!