I don't want coconut or nuts or fruit bits in my granola. Even if I did, I'd add them later.
Preheat oven to 300 or 325 depending on whether you like your granola a bit toasty.
3 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/3 c. brown rice syrup or honey or maple syrup (or any combination)
1/4 c. vegetable or olive oil (or combination)
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of cinnamon (optional)
1 egg white (optional)
Add and stir well:
3 c. old fashioned rolled oats (not quick, not steel cut)
Spread onto a parchment-lined pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes, checking often and stirring a bit halfway through. Remove when it's golden brown. Let cool. Break up chunks and store in an airtight container at room temperature.