Homemade Salty and Sweet Granola

Makes 1 gallon 

8 cups Old Fashioned Whole Oatmeal (do not use quick-cook)

1½ cups salted Almond ( I used whole and cut them up, you can use sliced almonds)

1½ cups salted Cashews, cut up

1½ cups Unsweetened Coconut, flakes or shredded

1½ cups Dried Apple pieces

½ cup Canola Oil

½ cup Brown Sugar

¼ cup Maple Syrup

¼ cup Molasses

½ tsp Sea Salt

1 cup Golden Raisins

1 cup Dried Cranberries

¾ cup Sunflower Seeds, salted and roasted

1 Tbsp ground Cinnamon

2 tea ground Ginger

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.  Put one rack on lower part of oven and another rack above in the center of the oven.

In large bowl combine oats, nuts, coconut, brown sugar, cinnamon, and ginger.  

In separate bowl mix together canola oil, maple syrup, molasses, and sea salt.

Mix together the liquid into the dry and combine well.  

Spread out the mixture on to 2 large sheet pans.  Place pans in oven, one on each rack.  Bake for 40 minutes, then remove, stir and put back in oven; switching the pans so that they can cook evenly. Bake another 40 minutes or until golden brown.  

Remove from oven, let cool for 15 minutes.  Place granola in a very large bowl and mix in dried cranberries, dried apple pieces, golden raisins, and sunflower seeds.  Toss well to combine and let cool for at least 1 hour before placing in to gallon jar with tight fitting lid.