Mix in a large bowl:
5 Cups of dry oatmeal
¾ Cup cornmeal
½ Cup Wheat germ
¾ Cup of chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or peanuts recommended)
½ Cup shredded coconut (optional)
¾ Cup bran cereal
I often add the cereal crumbs from the bottom of the bag that no one in the family wants to eat, plus Cheerios leftover after our grandchildren have visited. All ingredients are approximate. If you happen to have some extra leftover cereal to add then you might want to add a little more honey.
Heat until consistency is fluid and pours easily:
1 Cup honey
½ Cup Canola oil
1 Teaspoon vanilla
Add liquid to dry ingredients and stir until thoroughly mixed.
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Spray a baking sheet with oil and transfer mixed ingredients to the sheet. Bake for ten minutes, then with a spatula gently turn the cereal. Return to oven and bake ten more minutes, until mix is slightly browned. Cool, add dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, or apricots and transfer to air tight tin.