I started using this combination of ingredients because I wanted a granola that was high in nuts and sesame seeds but lower in fat and sugar than most store-bought granola. We’ve been making this recipe now for years and wouldn’t be without it…when we travel we even take it with us!
5 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups chopped (large pieces) pecans
1 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 ½ cup sesame seeds
¾ cup flax seeds
¾ cup flax meal
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup walnut oil
1 ½ cups real maple syrup
Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well and then add the oil and maple syrup. Pour into a pan.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes to an hour, stirring frequently – take out BEFORE the nuts turn dark brown…they continue to brown when you take the granola out of the oven.
You could use walnuts or other nuts instead of Pecans, or otherwise adapt this recipe to suit your taste.