Well, mudcatting neophyte that I am, a challenge is a challenge, so here goes.
I've been living on this stuff for years. It's a great way to get your motor running, and making it is as much fun as eating it. (Gee, I should write copy for Betty Crocker)
Mart's Frostbitten Granola * This is a good thing to make with kids.*
Heat the oven to about 350 degrees
Combine the following in a deep pan large enough to cook a big turkey, or two lasagna size pans:
A one pound or500g bag of Rolled oats(not the quick cooking kind) 1/2 cup of each of the following: -raw sunflower seeds -walnut pieces -coconut -almonds(if you want to get fancy) -oat bran 1/3 cup of wheat germ A healthy sprinkling of cinnamon
Blend it together with hands.
In a sauce pan over a low heat,combine the following:
One cup of good quality cooking oil(NOT OLIVE) 1/2 Cup of honey 2 tbsp of vanilla extract 1 tsp of salt 1 tsp of sesame oil
Heat this and mix until the honey is fairly well blended with the oil.
Pour the oil/honey mixture onto the granola. Mix with spoons/salad forks/whatever until the granola is uniformly coated.
Put in the oven and bake, turning and mixing up the granola every five minutes or so or when the granola looks like it's getting brown on the edges. DO NOT WATCH TV WHILE YOU ARE DOING THIS. THE GRANOLA WILL BURN. TRUST ME. I KNOW. I'VE DONE IT SEVERAL TIMES.
After about fifteen or twenty minutes of this take the pan/s out and let them cool on a cutting board.
When the granola is cool enough to handle, it can be broken up into chunks and crushed into little bits and loaded/shoveled into a sealable container.
Eat with milk, soy milk, granola, beer, whatever.
Any substitutions of content are up to the granola chefs.