As any of my regular readers already know, I am a big fan and recent convert to using a Slow-Cooker for all kinds of main dishes, stews and soups.
But did you know that you can use a Slow-Cooker for making recipes like: granola and party-mix too?
Well I didn’t until I recently received a copy of Robin Robertson’s: Fresh From the Vegan Slow-Cooker as a gift.
After scanning through all the great recipes in this new cookbook, I knew I’d have to give the: Life of the Party Mix a try first. It came out great! So delish and not too salty (great to be able to control that when you make this mix at home).
Some minor tweaks I made:
After the initial 2 hours on high heat, I found the texture to be just right and the flavours well-developed, so I stopped the cooking process and just let the mix cool completely before storing. Not that it was stored long! The photo above is from Flickr ’cause I didn’t manage a photo here before it was all gone LOL. 😉
A couple of other things: I omitted the onion powder and cayenne and bumped up the Tabasco to 1 teaspoon. I didn’t add any salt as the nuts and pretzels I used were salted.
If you’re starting to think about party fare with the holidays just around the corner, you should definitely give this recipe a try. And what a great way to use your slow-cooker! 🙂
See page 2 for complete recipe.
Recipe used with permission: Excerpted from “Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker” by Robin Robertson, 2012, Harvard Common Press, $19.95
Photo courtesy of Flickr