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       Title: Granola
  Categories: Snacks
    Servings: 12
  
   2 1/2 c  Quick-cooking oatmeal
       1 c  Shredded coconut
            -(unsweetened, from a health
            -food store)
     1/3 c  Untoasted sunflower seeds
     1/4 c  Hulled sesame seeds
       4 tb Margarine
     1/4 c  (packed) dark brown sugar
     1/4 c  Honey
     1/2 ts Salt
            -(omit salt if using
            - salted margarine)
   1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
     1/2 c  Toasted wheat germ
     1/2 c  Raisins
  
   Preheat the oven to 300~.
   
   Spread the oatmeal, coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a large,
   lightly  buttered roasting pan or ovenproof dish (about 11x17 inches is
   best, although a smaller pan will do).  Bake for about 20 minutes, tossing
   several times.
   
   Meanwhile, combine in a small saucepan the margarine, brown sugar, honey
   and salt and bring to a simmer, stirring.  Add the vanilla off the heat.
   
   Reset the oven to 350~ then add the wheat germ to the toasted mixture.
   Dribble the sugar-honey mixture syrup over the granola, tossing with a fork
   to coat the dry mixture evenly.
   
   Return the pan to the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes longer.  Add the
   raisins, toss to distribute, and press the granola down firmly into an even
   layer. Bake 5 minutes or so longer, or until the granola is golden.
   
   Remove from the oven and let cool slightly.  Slip a flexible spatula under
   the granola to break in to large pieces.  Let cool completely and store
   airtight.
   
   Makes 6 cups.
   
   [ Better Than Store-Bought ]
   
   Posted by Theresa Merkling
  
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