AiMei’s Granola

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Ai-Mei’s Granola


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup shredded coconut **
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Preheat oven to 250°.

    In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Combine the vegetable oil, honey and vanilla in a small saucepan and heat just until warm. Stir the liquid into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Pour the mixture onto a jelly roll pan and place in oven. Bake for 60 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool completely before storing in airtight plastic bags. Makes 6 cups.

    **: We have recently found that unsweetened coconut is a good substitute. We used 3/4 cup unsweetened shredded and 1/4 cup unsweetened flakes to make a granola that is less ‘sweet’ and lower in fat.