2 cups honey
2 cups oil
1 cup maple syrup
2 teaspoons salt
2 heaping Tablespoons cinnamon
19-20 cups oats
**For a little bit healthier option you could use molasses instead of maple syrup. My mom's original recipe called for molasses but she thought the maple syrup tasted better :) and it's easier to handle.
(you may put in as much or as little as you want - I usually just dump some in and stir it around then if it doesn't seem to be enough dump a little more in and stir until it looks like the right amount.)
1-2ish cups plain sunflower seeds
1-2ish cups other nuts (pecans, walnuts, almonds, etc.)
1-2ish cups shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350* F. Combine honey, oil, syrup, and salt in a large pot and bring to a boil. Turn off the heat and remove pan from heat and add your cinnamon, stirring and smashing clumps against the side of pot so all cinnamon dissolves. Stir in oats starting with 18 cups and adding the rest little by little. Mix in sunflower seeds, nuts, and coconut. Grease cookie sheets (the full recipe will fill 4 large size cookie sheets) and spread granola on the pans. Don't spread the granola too thick, make sure it doesn't go higher than the edge of the pan. Bake 10-12 minutes. When done it should appear golden brown and more dry, less shiny/glisten-y, most of the moisture will have cooked off.
Some of the ways I love to eat it are:
-Plain for a munchy snack
-With yogurt - it's especially good with the creamy texture of greek nonfat yogurt mixed in with some honey to soften the yogurt's sour taste. Add in some grapes, bananas, strawberries, other berries, raisins, craisins, all of the above or other fruit for extra goodness.
-With milk. Fruit can also be added to this one but the runny milk doesn't compliment the fruit as well as the thick yogurt does.
-With a bowl of plain fruit.