I got this recipe from a friend a couple years ago and I have made some changes to it. Anyone who tried this granola loves it!
5 c. oatmeal
1/2 c. wheat germ
1/2 lb. coconut
1 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/3 c. flax seeds or sesame seeds
1/2 c. almonds (sliced)
1/2 c. pecan pieces
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. honey
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix in a large bowl. Spread out on a large cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes stir and cook 10 more minutes.
If you prefer your granola to be crunchier, use two cookie sheets.
Also, I have made this without the wheat germ. I have also substituted red wheat flour that I personally ground for the wheat germ. Both times it turned out.
Note: The great thing about the recipe is that you can switch this up. If you prefer pumpkin seeds, you can add those or use them instead of sunflower seeds. The only thing you need to be careful about is making sure you have enough of the liquids if you add dry ingredients rather than substituting. If you want your granola to be chunky, add more honey. Enjoy!