Grandma Edythe's Granola

Right after we had our first baby, my husband's grandma came to visit and help us out. She brought this AMAZING granola and it's been a family favorite of ours ever since. It's definitely one of the best granola recipes I have ever had. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

Grandma's Granola
Recipe by: Edythe Marett

Mix the following in a large bowl:
9 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 cup sunflower seeds
2 cups chopped dates, raisins, or cranberries
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup almonds, whole or slivered (or macadamia nuts)
1 cup dry milk

After this, get another bowl and mix the following ingredients together really well:
1 cup oil
1 Tbsp. salt
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 cup water
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 tsp. maple

Add this mixture to the dry ingredient mixture and stir until everything is equally moist.

Spread it out onto two large cookie sheets or three smaller ones. Bake at 250 degrees for 75 minutes. Stir the mixture two or three times throughout baking to cook it evenly. It will be soft and moist when removed from the oven. Let it cool until it is dry and crisp.

One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it makes my house smell heavenly for hours!! Enjoy!

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