Here's how I make it, but you should experiment. It's fun!
SUPER NUTTY GRANOLA:
6 cups rolled oats (NOT quick cook or instant)
2 or more c. mixed nuts & seeds
(I do a combination of almonds, walnuts or pecans, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds)
1 c. shredded coconut
1/2 c. virgin coconut oil
1 tsp. cinnamon (optional: vanilla, cardamom, nutmeg)
a few dashes of salt
1/2 to 1 c. maple syrup (honey works too)
optional: cranberries or raisins or any dried fruit!
Preheat oven to 300
Heat the oatmeal in 2 deep saucepans, (it wont fit in one) over med-low heat. Stir constantly until they change color and become fragrant, 3-5 min.
Add the nuts and seeds and continue to cook, stirring often for another 3 min.
Add the shredded coconut. Cook 2 more min.
Add the cinnamon (or whatever spice you like) salt, maple syrup and coconut oil. Stir to coat.
Spread on 2 cookie sheets and put in the oven.
Bake for 20 min, stirring it every 6 or 7 minutes.
Remove from oven, add the fruit if you want and stir while it completely cools to room temp. on a rack.
Once it's cool, put into an airtight container. I keep mine on the counter.