This fit the need for sure. First I saw this recipe of "Frosted Flakes" and I happened to have just bought some coconut chips from my local health food store from a bulk bin. Then I saw this recipe from Kent Altena about toasting coconut. I sort of took a bit of each recipe, and put together my own tweaks.
I also decided to add a few things to the mix to make it stretch farther so I'd have a nice bag of cereal for the week if I want it. So I took the almond thins recipe that is all over the internet, and made it with half flax and half almonds and added some sweetener and some cinnamon and some Capella graham flavor drops. If you don't have them, and don't want to order them, not to worry. You can make it without, but I just really like that graham cracker flavor.
So this filled about 3/4 full a gallon sized bag, as you see. I also added some cashews, but when I saw the amount of calories and carbs I was racking up, I decided to leave them out of the recipe and next time I won't add them. You can if you choose. I have to say this was really filling and kept me all morning so that even by lunch time I was not feeling particularly hungry.
The dried cranberries in the recipe are from this recipe.