Granola



Ingredients:

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.