Mom's Great Granola
3 cups rolled oats
3 Tablespoons corn meal
3 Tablespoons whole wheat flour
3 Tablespoons sesame seeds
3 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
3 Tablespoons flax seed
2 Tablespoons wheat germ
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup plus 3 Tablespoons maple syrup (this adds just the right sweetness!)
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and lightly coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
Combine well the dry ingredients in a large bowl: rolled oats, corn meal, whole wheat flour, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and wheat germ
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the canola oil and the maple syrup until it thickens.
Pour the maple syrup mixture into the oats mixture and coat well.
Spread the entire bowl of coated oats onto the greased cookie sheet and lay out the mixture evenly.
Bake for 30 minutes tossing every 10 minutes. I set the timer for 10 minutes once I place the tray in the oven, toss, then set for another 10, toss again, until I've reached the 30 minute baking time...so you'll need to toss only twice.
Once baking is completed, let cool before storing. I usually keep it in a air tight container or mason jar.