- 4 c. rolled oats
- 1 c. coconut shreds, optional
- 1 c. wheat germ
- 1/2 c. oil
- 3/4 c. honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 c. sunflower seeds, optional
- 3/4 c. raisins, optional
- 1/4 c. chopped almonds
- 1/4 c. sesame seeds, optional
Combine oats, germ, oil, honey, and vanilla in a bowl. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Remove and add almonds and optional items.
*I think the coconut really makes this recipe. I also increase the almonds to about a cup. Flax seed would be another great add in. It's great as a cereal, in yogurt, or by the handful; I've even added semi-sweet chocolate chips for a treat.
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