2 1/2 c Quick-cooking oatmeal
1 c Shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1/3 c Untoasted sunflower seeds
1/4 c Hulled sesame seeds
4 tb Margarine
1/4 c (packed) dark brown sugar
1/4 c Honey
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
1/2 c Toasted wheat germ
1/2 c Raisins

Preheat the oven to 300*.
Spread the oatmeal, coconut, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds in a large,lightly buttered roasting pan or ovenproof dish (about 11x17 inches is best, although a smaller pan will do). Bake for about 20 minutes, tossing several times.

Meanwhile, combine in a small saucepan the margarine, brown sugar, honey and salt and bring to a simmer, stirring. Add the vanilla off the heat.

Reset the oven to 350~ then add the wheat germ to the toasted mixture.

Dribble the sugar-honey mixture syrup over the granola, tossing with a fork to coat the dry mixture evenly. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 5-6 minutes longer. Add the raisins, toss to distribute, and press the granola down firmly into an even layer. Bake 5 minutes or so longer, or until the granola is golden.

Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Slip a flexible spatula under the granola to break in to large pieces. Let cool completely and store airtight. Makes 6 cups
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