In a bowl, mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a sauce pan, warm the oil and honey. Whisk or stir in the vanilla. Carefully pour liquid over the oat mixture. Stir gently with wooden spoon, finish mixing by hand.
Preheat oven to 300°F Spread granola in a 15x10x1” pan. Bake 40 minutes, stirring carefully every 10 minutes.
Transfer granola-filled pan to a cooling rack. Cool completely.
Stir in raisins or dried cranberries. Seal granola in an air-tight container or self sealing plastic bags.
Store at room temperature for 1 week or the freezer for 3 months.