4 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds (I actually chopped mine)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries
In a bowl mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In sauce pan warm oil and honey. Then whisk or stir in vanilla. Carefully pour liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with a wooden spoon, finish mixing by hand.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spread granola onto cookie sheet (higher the sides the better). Bake for 40 mins. Stirring every 10 mins. Transfer to cooling rack and cool completely. Stir in cranberries or raisins. Seal in air tight container for 1 week at room temperature or in freezer for 3 months.