Dad’s Maple-Pecan Granola

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup dry milk or dry goat milk
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup raisins or any other dried fruit of your choice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  In a large mixing bowl combine oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, dry milk and sesame seeds and mix together.  In a small pot combine the maple syrup and oil (I like canola oil).  Heat until just warm, not boiling.  Pour maple-oil mixture over the grains and mix until everything is evenly coated.  Spread the granola out on a large sheet tray and place in oven.  After 10 minutes remove from oven and turn with a spatula.  Return to oven and repeat every 10 minutes for about 40 minutes or until the grains are a golden brown color and no longer sticking together.  Let cool and add raisins.  Store in an air tight container or plastic bag.