10c. Uncooked oats (I often replace 2 or 3 cups with a 9 grain mix we get)
1c. wheat germ or sesame seeds (I usually don't have both at the same time for some reason)
2c. sunflower seeds
2c. cashew pieces (or any other chopped or slivered nuts)
3/4c. brown sugar (or maple or date sugar)
2t. cinnamon (or a little more, we like cinnamon)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
1/2c. olive oil
2t. vanilla extract
Heat liquid ingredients just until the honey mixes nicely, then pour liquids over top of the dry ingredients and mix extremely well. The kids really enjoy helping with this part!
Spread thinly on baking sheets and bake at 300F for 30 minutes stirring every 10 minutes (or so, It's pretty forgiving if the oven is 300 or less).
Once it's cooked you can add a cup or two of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, dates, currents, etc) if desired. We usually keep the granola plain and let family members add fruit at serving time since some of us don't really like raisins.