Granola is a standard snack in our house. If I bought pre-made granola from the store, I would be overspending on a snack that is cheaper to make at home, and it also can me made with less sugar and whatever else may go into some of the boxed brands. When I have some extra time on the weekends, I love to put together this Slow Cooker Granola.
Making granola in the slow cooker is not hard nor labor intensive. There are just a few simple tricks to ensure it turns out just right.
- Spray the interior of the slow cooker pot with non-stick spray
- Keep the top slightly ajar to let the steam escape
- Stir the granola every half hour or so
That covers the tips to making granola in the slow cooker.
I have not found that making granola in the slow cooker results in crispy clusters of granola. But, I have found that every single oat, nut, rice crispy, etc. is coated with the crispy glaze.
We love to top our greek yogurts with this granola! But, we often just scoop out this granola and eat as is for a quick snack!
Slow Cooker Granola
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups crispy rice cereal i.e. Rice Krispies
- 1 cup mixed chopped nuts I used almonds and pecans
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 t ground cinnamon
- 2 t pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 t salt or to taste
- 1/2 cup dried fruit I used blueberries, cranberries and cherries
- Spray the interior of the slow cooker pot with nonstick spray.
- In a large bowl, add the oats, crispy rice and nuts. Stir to combine.
- In a separate medium bowl, add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Stir to fully combine. Pour the mixture into the large bowl with the oats. Stir completely combine. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
- Turn the slow cooker to high and cook for 2 hours. Stirring every 30 minutes. Be sure to keep the top ajar so the steam can escape allowing the granola to get a crispy coating.
- Store in an airtight container and enjoy!