How to Make It
Preheat oven to 200°F. Heat duck fat in a large skillet over medium. Add shallots; cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes.
Add oats, almonds, sugar, salt, and thyme to shallot mixture. Cook, stirring often, until slightly toasted, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until mixture has dried, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Cool completely. Sprinkle on soups, salads, or savory yogurt bowls.
The granola is definitely on the salty end of the flavor spectrum, and is best enjoyed as a garnish. Duck fat can be found at specialty grocery stores like Whole Foods, Fresh Market, many ethnic grocers, as well as online.