Total Time
1hr 15mins
15 mins
1 hr

This is my husbands favorite breakfast cereal. Also good eaten out of hand. This is one that my mom was famous for. I usually use pecans or walnuts but almonds would also be good. Use a combination of whatever nuts you like.

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  1. Preheat oven to 300* F (150* C).
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and nuts.
  3. Blend well.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine brown sugar, water, oil, honey, salt, cinnamon and vanilla.
  5. Heat until sugar is dissolved, but do not boil.
  6. Pour syrup over dry ingredients and stir until well-coated.
  7. In several batches, spread onto baking sheets (with rim) in a thin layer.
  8. Bake 60 minutes, stirring every 15 until dry.
  9. Cool.
  10. Add raisins or other dried fruit, if desired.
  11. Store in airtight containers in a cool dry place for up to 6 months.