In a separate bowl, blend together: 3/4 cup of water, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 1/2 cups of oil (I used canola), 4 tsp. vanillaPour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix well to incorporate. Spread this mixture onto jelly roll pans or cookie sheets with sides. You might need more than one. Bake for 45 at 250 degrees. Stir and bake an additional 15 minutes. I usually use a flip to flip it all over. Store in airtight containers. This will keep well for quite a while.We enjoy our granola with milk for breakfast, on yogurt, as an ice cream topper or even sprinkled on baked fruit as like a cobbler! Enjoy!
In a large bowl, mix 9 cups of oats, 1 1/2 cups of coconut (you really don't taste the coconut...honest) 1 1/2 cups of nuts (I used chopped pecans), 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1 1/2 cups wheat germ.