2 c old fashioned oats
1 c rye flakes
½ c cracked flaxseed
½ c wheat germ
½ c bran
4 tbs oat bran
½ c raw, unsalted sunflower seeds
1 c raw, unsalted slivered almonds
½ c sesame seeds
½ c chopped walnuts
6 tbs honey
2 tbs coconut oil/butter or 1 tbs butter + 1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs vanilla
1½ tbs apple pie spice
pinch ground ginger
pinch ground cardomon
½ c chopped dates
½ c chopped prunes
½ c chopped apricots
½ c dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Prepare 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Prepare group 3 dried fruits (substitute anything you like).
Place oats, rye, flaxseed and wheat germ on one sheet; and the bran, seeds and nuts on the other sheet.
Put the baking sheets in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, giving the sheets on occasional shake to brown on all sides. Remove from oven and let cool. Leave the oven on.
In a small saucepan mix group 2 ingredients on medium heat until fragrant and coconut butter has melted.
In a large bowl combine group 1 and group 3, mix, add group 2 and mix thoroughly.
Spread evenly back on the two sheets and bake another 15 minutes. Stir mixture on sheets halfway through bake cycle to brown evenly.
Let the granola cool completely.
Transfer to an airtight container. Refridgerate and eat in next two weeks.