Saturday, March 1, 2008

Crockpot Granola

DeeDee at It Coulda' Been Worse hosts Saturday Stirrings so we can share our favorite recipe. This would be in my crockpot right now, except I am almost out of oats, so it'll have to wait until next week. But I can still drool.... I like mine with craisins and pecans!

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Homemade Granola
5 cups of oats (not quick cooking)
½ cup oil
½ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup coconut

Cook on low in a slow cooker for 5 hrs or until brown. Stir occasionally. Keep cover cracked. Add raisins or dried fruit. If you don't care for coconut, you can modify this by adding any nuts or dried
berries you like.

UPDATED TO ADD: makes about 6 cups, 1/4 cup serving = 165 calories


Anonymous said...

This is going in my crockpot right away. All the ingredients are on hand already!

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

Oh, how I love homemade granola! And I've never heard of doing it in a crockpot! Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Since we have our own honeybees which translates to lots of honey, I'm always looking for recipes that use more then a tbsp. I'll definitely be giving this a try - we *heart* granola!


Chuck said...

Just found your other blog. I know. I'm slow. Anyhoo, this looks unbelievably good. I'm gonna do it. Soon.

Lori said...

Just found your blog from The Crockpot Lady - lots of recipes I plan to try! And I have been looking for a recipe for granola, so this is AWESOME!

Ok, dumb question - does Quaker have a non-quick version of oatmeal. I'm in a small town, our grocery store is very limited, I've looked for non-quick oats (rolled oats), but all I can find is Quaker brand - they have 2 - one that says quick and one that doesn't have quick anywhere on it...
(I'm pretty new at this whole cooking thing...) :)

Lisa @ljenator said...

Haha, WOW, that's soooo simple!

Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader said...

That may even be easy enough for me to do! Thanks for sharing - I'm going to try it tomorrow!