Two Gallons of Great Granola

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I adapted this recipe from one found here.

Two Gallons of Great Granola
30 cups of rolled oats
2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
2 1/2 cups sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 1/2 cup flax whole seeds
1/2 cup ground flax meal (just whir the flax in the blender)
1/2 cup wheat germ
2 cups of nuts (I used almonds and peanuts)

Combine and toast in a large pan at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Stir and return to oven for 15 more minutes.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan, combine:
2 cups butter
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups honey
1/4 cup vanilla

Heat and stir on low until sugars are all dissolved. Be very careful not to scorch the mixture! Be patient!

Drizzle sweetener over granola while mixing, until it covers all the dry ingredients. I did this in a four gallon food grade bucket and mixed with my *clean* hands while my daughter drizzled the liquid.

Return to the large pan and bake (in batches) at 350 for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Do not overbake!

Let cool completely and break into chunks or stir occasionally as it cools for loose granola.

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