From my friend, Erin
4 1/2 c. old-fashioned oatmeal, uncooked
1/3 c. sliced almonds
2 t. cinnamon (I use less, probably half this)
1/2 t. salt (optional)
1/4 c. maple syrup
1/4 c. apple juice
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. raisins (or dried cranberries)
Preheat oven to 350º.
Stir together oatmeal, almonds, cinnamon, and salt (if desired), in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk maple syrup, apple juice, and vegetable oil; pour over oatmeal mixture and stir to coat thoroughly.
Spread mixture in an even layer onto a 15x12-inch baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring twice during baking time.
Cool mixture in the pan before adding raisins/craisins. Store granola in an airtight container.