Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Lightly coat baking sheets with canola oil.
Combine dry ingredients:
- 6C rolled oats
- 2C shredded coconut
- 2C sunflower seeds
- ½ C sesame seeds
Combine and heat wet ingredients:
- ½ C canola oil
- ½ C honey/maple syrup/other sweetener
- 1T almond extract
- 2t vanilla extract
- 1T molasses
Thoroughly mix the warmed wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Spread evenly onto baking sheets to not more than ½” thick. Put baking sheets in the oven and bake at 350 degrees until golden brown. To ensure even browning, stir mixture every 8 minutes. Rotate the baking sheets when returning them to the oven. As the mixture begins to brown, stir and rotate every 3 – 4 minutes to prevent granola from burning. When browned, cool for 2 hours. Add extra ingredients as desired.Extra ingredients:
- 1C toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
- 2/3 C raisins (golden and/or dark) or other mixed dried fruit
Adapted by the Zen Center kitchen from Roshi Sunyana Graef’s Nut Crunch Granola recipe.