Crock Pot Granola

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Crock pot granola is my summer time way to cook our usual granola recipe and stay cool. It’s  too hot to crank the oven to 350 degrees. It heats our house for a long while after it’s baked for 15-minutes. However, this easy 2-minute microwave syrup stirred into the oats inside the crock pot works for me.

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Crock on low  up to 3-1/2 hours, stirring every thirty minutes. Every crock pot brand fluctuates in heat,  so you may have to adjust your time.  Try setting yourself a timer if you’re a busy body like me. If you forget to stir, it can burn in some places so this is a recipe you want to babysit at home because there’s no liquid.

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You’re toasting the granola using the dry heat from the crock pot. When it looks lightly browned, turn heat off, add favorites, like cranberries, almonds {whole or sliced}, walnuts, raisins or whatever you love.

Stir and move to a 9×13 pan to cool. I lay a silpat mat underneath to easily transfer the granola to a canister.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil (measure first and the honey will slide out easily)
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 7 cups old-fashioned oats

Instructions:

  1. Mix brown sugar, oil, and honey in a 2-cup microwave safe bowl or glass measuring cup.
  2. Heat on high for 2 minutes. Watch it so it does not boil over.
  3. Whisk in cinnamon and vanilla, stirring well.
  4. Pour over oats in the crock pot.
  5. Stir until well coated.
  6. Crock on low 3-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes until lightly toasted.
  7. Add desired fruit and nuts. Cool on a 9×13 pan until dry. Transfer to sealed bag or canister.

It goes perfect with crock pot yogurt and make homemade parfaits while you’re at it.

Do you make summer time granola?

 

 

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Comments

  1. Dee Johnson says:

    I have made crock pot granola before, and have always cracked the lid open slightly. Is this how you do it too? I read it is the only way for it to be crunchy and not soggy. Thanks for this recipe. We are making it right now. :)

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