Here is the recipe we used, modified as we went:
Mix 9 cups old fashioned oats (not quick or instant -- and save money by using a generic brand) along with 2 cups diced almonds.
Small pot on the stove: 1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice; 1/2 cup honey (you can use maple syrup); 2 tablespoons oil; 4 tsp cinnamon; and 1 tsp salt. Cook and stir for 3 - 4 minutes.
Add sweetener to oats and almonds, mix, and Place in coated baking dish. Bake for about 30 minutes, 350 degrees.
An easy recipe to tackle with the littlest of chefs -- here our nearly 3 year old helps mix.
My estimated total cost for this batch was about $7. Far less than what you'd pay in the store, and you retain control about how much sweetener you add. This recipe came to us when a friend gave us a gift of granola for the holidays -- and it remains one of my favorites! Enjoy.