Homemade Granola

adapted from: Big Book of Home Cooking

1 c. oats, uncooked (not quick-cooking)

1/4 c. sweetened flaked coconut

2 Tbl. sunflower seeds

1/4 c. wheat germ

1/4 tsp. cinnamon (I didn't add)

2 Tbl. honey

1/4 tsp. vanilla

1 Tbl. oil


In a large mixing bowl, combine oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, wheat germ and cinnamon.  In a separate bowl, combine honey, vanilla and oil; blend well.  Pour honey mixture into oat mixture and blend well.  Spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.  Let cool, then store in an airtight jar.  Makes 1 1/2 cups.  


Jenn's Notes: The original recipe says to bake 20-25 minutes and I baked mine for 20, which I thought was almost too done.  Next time, I will try 17 minutes.  It will get more crunchy once it cools.  I added up the protein in all of the ingredients and this is what I got: 1 cup old-fashioned oats = 10 grams, 4 Tbl. wheat germ = 6 grams and 2 Tbl. sunflower seeds = 3.5 grams, making it a grand total of 19.5 grams of protein in just 1 1/2 cups of this granola.  

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