Monday, September 20, 2010

Homemade Granola

Making this stuff is better than any potpurri or scented candle. It's guaranteed to put you in the fall spirit!

10 cups oats
1 cup wheat germ
1 1/2 cup coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3 cups chopped nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)

Stir together in very big bowl or stock pot.
In medium pot, stir together remaining ingredients stirring over med heat. Do not boil! When everything is dissolved and warmed, pour syrup over the oat mixture and stir until well coated.

1 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp vanilla

Spread over 3-4 jelly roll pans or cookie sheets and bake at 300 for about 20 min. Stir occasionally. Cool and add raisins or dried fruit if desired. Totally enjoy!

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