Slow-Cooker Granola

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Yes, from the slow-cooker!

Is there anything this handy small kitchen appliance can’t do? 😉

I am soooo loving my Hamilton Beach Slow-Cooker (click to read review for the model I have) use it all the time.

I recently made homemade (cranberry and almond) granola in it, for the first time and it turned out delish.

Easy to make, you control the ingredients, sweetness and price is so much better than store-bought granola too.

I used the Slow-Cooker Granola Recipe from:  Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson as a guide, but any granola recipe should work fine.

After stirring the liquid and dry ingredients thoroughly, I cooked mine on HIGH for 1 hour, uncovered and an additional 1 and  3/4 hours on LOW, covered.

Another plus: the aroma while cooking…divine! 🙂

Forget those oat-filled, oh so… ho hum…packages of store-bought granola and make your own.

Just remember to stir occasionally while cooking, to keep from browning too much.

Happy Cooking! 🙂

11 responses

  1. I don’t have a slow cooker. I remember my Mom used to have one but I haven’t seen one in years. Pity, really, as I love granola bars and might just have been tempted to try this.

  2. That looks yummy! I’ll have to try making some. 😀

  3. That sounds so yummy! Slow cookers are amazing things! 🙂

  4. Looks great! I bookmarked this so I can make it sometime in the future.
    Thanks Geraldine.

  5. Hi LL, A slow-cooker is a GREAT investment. I use mine all the time. I’m very happy with the Hamilton Beach model I have, that I also reviewed. They pay for themselves in no time.

    Hi Jackie, Let me know how it goes Jackie!

    Hi Ruinwen, Aren’t they? And for so much more than just whole chickens and big slabs of meat. 😉 A very versatile kitchen appliance.

    Hi Teri, So worth the bit of time and effort required. I freeze the granola we aren’t going to eat right away to keep it really fresh. But it doesn’t last long around here. 😉

    Happy Cooking, G

  6. REally, can it not be eating raw? 🙂 no pan none well I don’t know where they are

  7. Lorraine, If you buy commercial granola, yes you just eat it as is. But if you make homemade, it needs to be cooked to develop the flavours. I think there are recipes for raw granola too but I don’t think they’d have nearly as much flavour as cooked.

    The oats in this came out so good, lightly browned, toasty and flavourful. As I said above, not like the ho hum varieties usually found (overpriced too) at the stores.

  8. This granola is delicious and it is easy to make.

    And so much better than store bought, for a lot of reasons.

  9. that is really cool…as much as i love granola…i have never made it myself…might have to give it a try…

  10. My niece apparently makes the best granola…I am going to have to give this a try.


  11. Hi Joe, There is NO comparison, is there? The homemade granola is so flavourful and delish and not just a bunch of oats, mixed with a few fruits and nuts, like the store bought kind. And not overly sweet either, Using maple syrup for this worked great.

    Hi Brian, You’ll never go back to store bought if you do. 😉

    Hi Jen, Oh, interesting. Maybe you could share her recipe sometime? I like to change mine every time I make it. Last batch was dates, almonds and some grated orange peel as the main flavours. Yummm…

    Happy Cooking, G

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