Thursday, March 4, 2021

Easy Homemade Granola in the Slow Cooker

Chewy granola filled with oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit and sweetened with honey. Cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. Yep, you heard that right. The slow cooker is your best friend to create the perfect chewy granola.

My favorite way to serve this granola is in a bowl with milk. Just like cold cereal, but so much better for you. 

It's easy to make and so good!
 
scoop of granola

This recipe is one that my sister shared with me several years ago and I've been making it ever since. 

EASY HOMEMADE GRANOLA

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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR CROCKPOT GRANOLA    

  • old fashioned oats
  • nuts/seeds (any combination of any of the following)
    • sunflower seeds
    • papitas (pumpkin seeds)
    • sliced or slivered almonds
    • chopped walnuts
    • chopped pecans
  • coconut
  • dried fruit (any combination of any of the following)
    • craisins
    • raisins
    • dried blueberries
    • dried cherries
  • oil
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • cinnamon
  • salt
ingredients for granola in a crockpot

My favorite nuts to add are almonds and I love dried blueberries and cherries in my granola.

HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS

HOW TO MAKE GRANOLA IN A SLOW COOKER

Spray the pot of a 4 quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add to the pot, oats, nuts and seeds, coconut and dried fruit. Mix to combine.

oats, seeds, nuts, coconut and dried fruit mixed together


In a bowl, add the honey. Microwave for 30 seconds or so until the honey becomes fluid. Add oil, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. 

oil, vanilla, honey, cinnamon and salt in a bowl

Mix together and pour over the oats mixture. Stir to evenly coat the oats, seeds and fruit. 

granola in a crockpot


Cook on low heat for 1-2 hours. Stir every 30 minutes. Once granola begins to brown around the edges of the pot it is done.

Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.

granola on a baking sheet



Once cooled, store in an air tight container. 

I like to eat this with milk like cold cereal.





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scoop of chewy granola

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Easy Homemade Granola in a Slow Cooker

Easy Homemade Granola in a Slow Cooker

Servings: 12
Author: Rachel
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 5 M
Chewy homemade granola in a slow cooker. Easy and delicious!

Ingredients

  • 3 c. old fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 c. nuts/seeds
  • 1 c. coconut
  • 1/2 c. dried fruit
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Instructions

  1. Spray the pot of a slow cooker with cooking spray.
  2. Add oats, nuts, seeds, coconut and dried fruit to the pot and mix to combine.
  3. Place honey in a small bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds or so until the honey becomes fluid.
  4. Add oil, vanilla, cinnamon and salt to the honey and mix.
  5. Pour honey mixture over oat mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Cook on low heat for 1-2 hours. Stir every 30 minutes. 
  7. It is done once the oats begin to brown on the edges of the pot. 
  8. Pour granola out onto a parchment lined baking sheet to cool.
  9. Once cool, store in an airtight container.

Notes:

Nut/seed ideas (Use any combination of the following to equal 1 1/2 cups)

sunflower seeds

pumpkin seeds (papitas)

sliced or slivered almonds

chopped walnuts

chopped pecans


Dried fruit ideas (Use any combination of the following to equal 1/2 cup)

craisins

raisins

dried blueberries

dried cherries

Nutrition Facts

Calories

328.04

Fat (grams)

18.54

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.96

Carbs (grams)

37.60

Fiber (grams)

4.65

Net carbs

32.95

Sugar (grams)

18.89

Protein (grams)

6.48

Sodium (milligrams)

166.32

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00

Nutrition information is automatically generated and is not guaranteed to be correct.

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