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.


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


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.



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 :-(