In large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, and wheat germ or flax. Set aside.
In a 12-inch extra deep non-stick skillet, place the oil, maple syrup, and sucanat. Place the pan over medium heat and stir constantly until the sucanat is melted and the mixture just begins to bubble.
Add the oat mixture and stir well to completely coat with syrup. Reduce the heat to medium low. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the granola begins to sizzle and toast, about 3 to 4 minutes.