Tuesday, January 20, 2009


7 cups rolled oats

1 cup wheat germ

1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut

1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds

1/8 cup sesame seeds

1 cup chopped almonds

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup boiling water

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

In a large bowl, stir together the oats, wheat germ, coconut, sunflower seeds and almonds. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, honey, boiling water, brown sugar, salt and vanilla. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, and stir until evenly coated. Spread in a thin layer on a large baking sheet.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir every 10 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant. Granola will crisp up more when cooled.

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