Homemade granola with various seeds and berries in wooden spoon shot from above

8 cups rolled oats (not the instant kind)
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 cuts natural wheat germ
3/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sunflower oil
3/4 cup molasses
2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 cup coconut, flaked
2 cups dried cranberries
1/4 dried pineapple, chopped
1/4 dried banana, chopped

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a large bowl, stir together oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, and sunflower seeds. In a small saucepan, heat oil, molasses, and almond extract over medium-high heat.

Stir constantly, and heat until bubbly. Pour liquid mixture over oats mixture and stir until mixed thoroughly.

Spread granola mixture into 11 x 13-inch baking dish. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes, stirring twice. Remove from oven and cool.

Once the mixture cools completely, sprinkle with flaked coconut and dried fruit.

Yield:  18 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 -20 minutes
Difficulty:  1

Nutrition Facts
Calories  208
Fat Calories  62
Total Fat  6.9g
Saturated Fat  1.1g
Cholesterol  0mg
Sodium  6.7mg
Total Carbohydrate  32.6g
Dietary Fiber  3.7g
Sugars 12.6g
Protein  5.1g