1 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds (salted or unsalted)
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups flaked bran (or All Bran)
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups slivered almonds
3/4 cup raw sesame seeds
3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup molasses
1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups raisins
Combine oats, sunflower seeds, wheat germ, coconut, bran, pecans, walnuts, almonds and sesame seeds in a very large bowl and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a saucepan, bring oil, honey, molasses, almond extract and vanilla extract to a boil and cook for 4 minutes, or until thoroughly blended. Pour slowly over the dry ingredients in the bowl and gently stir to mix.
Spread the granola evenly on two baking sheets and bake for 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven and stir all ingredients. Return to oven for 4 minutes; remove from oven and stir. Repeat 3 or 4 more times. Watch carefully so it doesn't get too brown. Cool thoroughly and sprinkle with raisins. Note: If granola clumps, return it to the oven and toast a bit more. Makes 4 quarts.