Someone requested a recipe for Granola too far back for me to recall any specifics (like when or who) and it was this undescribed day that this undescribed person led me to find myself a good granola recipe.
I had never made Granola before, but that will certainly change now. This is a winning recipe in my book. I purposely did not use any peanut butter or peanuts as they seem to be hard on the Panda's belly, but if you so desire you could throw those in too. You may also want to add craisins to the mix, I didn't have any on hand so I didn't.
Without further ado :
5 c. rolled oats
1 c. chopped walnuts
1 c. chopped pecans
1/2 c. sesame seeds
1/2 c. flax
1 c. wheat germ
2 c. shredded coconut
2 T. ground cinnamon
1 c. salted sunflower seeds
Mix first 8 dried ingredients in a large bowl.
1 c. oil, canola or olive
1 1/2 c. honey
Cook and stir together in a small saucepan over medium heat the oil and honey. Pour over dry mixture and mix thoroughly. Spread out in an even layer on two cookie sheets.
Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 325, until oats and nuts are toasted. Immediately after it comes out of the oven, stir in...
1 1/2 c. raisins
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips (I HAD to do it! You don't.)
Let stand until cooled and stir again to break up large clumps. Store in an airtight container at room temperature and enjoy.