A crunchy, nutty granola that never fails to get compliments from breakfast guests.
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 7 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 1/2 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1/2 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 (165 degrees C).
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 60 to 90 minutes in the preheated oven. Stir every 30 minutes, until lightly toasted and fragrant. Granola will crisp up more when cooled.