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Honey Coconut Granola

 Honey Coconut Granola
Getting kids to eat anything for breakfast can often be a challenge. But one taste of this slightly sweet granola and they'll be hooked!
28 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling

Ingredients

  • 15 cups old-fashioned oats (about 3 pounds)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon maple flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, wheat germ, sunflower
  • kernels and coconut. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine
  • the butter, brown sugar, honey, oil, flavorings and salt; cook and
  • stir until butter is melted and mixture is blended.
  • Pour over oat mixture and stir to coat evenly. Pour into three
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pans.
  • Bake at 275° for 60-70 minutes or until golden brown, stirring
  • every 15 minutes. Add raisins if desired. Cool, stirring
  • occasionally. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 21 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 462 calories, 24 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 180 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 10 g protein.