20 c. regular rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 c. to 1 c. of each of the following (it's ok if you don't have all of them every time- it's still good):
raw wheat germ
shredded unsweetened coconut
freshly ground flax seed
almonds, chopped (or any kind of nut)
raw sunflower seeds
sesame seeds (unhulled for more calcium)
2 T. cinnamon
- Mix well in a big bowl.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 45-60 minutes, stirring every 15 or 20 minutes (I skip this step*).
1 1/2 c. hot water
1 1/2 c. honey
1/2 c. molasses (or Grade B maple syrup)
1 T. vanilla
- Stir together and pour evenly over dry mixture, stirring well the whole time.
- Bake again for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring every 15 or 20 minutes.
- Turn off the oven and leave the pan in to continue to crisp, if desired.
*I skip the middle baking step because I don't have a huge pan to then mix the wet ingredients with the dry, so it was too big of a pain. Instead I mix the wet ingredients together and then combine them with the dry before baking. You have to pour very slowly and stir like crazy so the oats don't turn to mush. Pour the mixed granola onto cookie sheets (it crisps well that way) or casserole dishes. Then I cook at around 300 degrees for about 2 hours- it just depends on your oven and how you like your granola.