Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Slow Cooker Granola

I love oats and I was so excited to find a round-up of oats recipes on Finding Joy in My Kitchens blog not too long ago.  What really stood out to me was a recipe for Crockpot Granola.  As soon as I saw it I ran to the pantry and pulled out my oats and got to work. Nothing beats a good homemade granola - so much better than the kind you buy in the store. I love making it on my own because I am able to control the amount of sweetener in it.  This recipe calls for applesauce and I used my homemade applesauce in here. 
Like anything in the slow cooker - this had the house smelling amazing! Next time I am doubling the recipe!!!

recipe from Finding Joy in My Kitchen
via Table for Seven

5 cups of Old Fashioned Oats
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
3/4 cup of applesauce
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon olive oil
a pinch of salt

In your slow cooker combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt and stir it up.
In a small bowl combine the  3/4 C applesauce, 2 T honey, 1 tsp. olive oil and a splash of vanilla.  Pour this over the mixture in the slow cooker and mix it well making sure to coat the oats.  It takes a little while to get it completely moistened.
Turn your slow cooker on low and cover with the top using a wooden spoon to keep the lid open a little.  Allow it to cook for 5-7 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so.  
Take the cover off and allow the granola to cool completely.
At this point you can add in any optional mix-ins; raisins, cranberries, nuts, seeds...

one year ago I made Slow Cooker Peking Chicken  

two years ago I made Pumpkin Pie Smoothies  

three years ago I made Pumpkin Spice Cookies  

 Linking up to these happening parties!


  1. what a fun recipe! i am so curious to try it out :)

  2. This looks So awesome + I love that it's a slow-cooker recipe - FUN!

  3. Thanks for sharing this great recipe -I love using my slow cooker as much as possible!

  4. That's so cool! I hadn't heard of using a slow cooker to make granola before (I actually hadn't really ever thought of making my own granola before...). Thanks for the great tip!

  5. Hi Danielle,
    I can't wait to make this Granola, I love that it is in the slow cooker. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Granola makes such a great snack for the kids! So smart to make it in the crock pot. Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  7. This looks really great. I love oatmeal and this looks like an easy and healthy snack. I found it from Addicted to Recipes link party.

    If you are looking for a new place to link up some recipes, I just started a new recipe link party - Ingredient Required @ Future Expat. Today's ingredient is cheese. I would love to see which recipes you would pick out to post!

    Hope to see you at the link party...

  8. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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