After making this homemade granola recipe, you'll never want to go back to store bought! It's packed with flavor, made with good-for-you ingredients, and SO easy to make.
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, toss together the oats and almonds.
In another bowl, stir together the brown sugar, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, salt, cinnamon, and vanilla until all ingredients are well incorporated and smooth.
Pour the wet into the dry and mix until all ingredients are well combined.
Spread the mixture evenly over a large baking sheet (or 2 if needed; ingredients shouldn't be overlapping)
Bake for 20-30 minutes (depending on the heat of your oven) making sure to flip and stir the mixture around every 6-8 minutes.
Remove and allow the mixture to harden and set up. (It may be soft and not very "granola-like", but it hardens as it dries out so be careful to not over-cook it). Mine generally takes about 22 minutes and the coconut and slivered almonds are a light brown color.
Once the granola is hardened, stir in the dried fruit or chocolate chips and flaked coconut.
* To get toasted coconut: Stir the coconut flakes into the mixture halfway through baking.