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Homemade Granola

Easy to make and on another level over store bought.  Customize it to you and your families tastes.

Homemade Granola

Homemade Granola

Ingredients

  • 10 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup ground flax seeds
  • 2 cups flake coconut
  • 2 cups raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 3 cups Gurley's whole almonds, pecans, walnuts or a combination of each
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
  • ½ cup honey
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • Raisins or other dried fruits as desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300° F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oats, wheat germ, flax seed, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and nuts. Mix well.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, oil, honey, molasses, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla. Heat until sugar is dissolved, but do not boil.
  4. Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir until well-coated.
  5. Spread evenly on five 9X13 pans.
  6. Bake 20 minutes and stir. Bake another 20 minutes and remove from the oven. (Bake longer for crunchier texture.) Cool.
  7. Add raisins or other dried fruit.
  8. Store in airtight containers in a cool, dry place.