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Granola

Mix

2.5 cups nuts (walnuts and almonds)
3 cups sunflower seeds
.5 cup sesame seeds
18 cups rolled oats
.5 cup vegetable oil
1 cup honey
in a large dishpan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Details:

The exact ratios of most things aren't that important, except for the
oil and honey. Put the dry ingredients in first, rolled oats last,
then mix in oil & honey. I measure the oil first, so the honey won't
stick to the measuring cup. I warm the honey in a microwave for 60
seconds before pouring it in while stirring steadily, so the honey
doesn't form clumps.

I bake the granola in cake pans, about 2 inches thick. It won't
all fit at one time, so I do a second roasting with a third of the batch.

The walnuts are a bit susceptible to burning, so I try to keep them out
of the corners of the pans, and if they are on top I push them into the
middle.

The first two times end up being about 17 minutes and the last one about
14, because of how I run the timer. Shorter for the last time is good.

Enjoy!

Story:

I started making granola back in middle school, starting with a recipe
my mom found, and I've been making it since. Now I buy my rolled oats
in a 50 pound bag, from the PCC. During college I got my ingredients
from a real co-op, where you had to put in hours to be a member.

One time I made it while studying in Germany. It was hard to find the
ingredients, but I eventually got everything together. I was
excited. It seemed to take the oven a long time to heat up, but I
didn't think much about it. Then, when I took it out after 15
minutes to stir, it was ruined, burnt to a black crisp - apparently
350 degrees was not Fahrenheit :-(
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