I'm going to make this tomorrow. Yummmm.
Slow Cooker Granola
- 5 cups oats
- 1/4 cup honey *(see note below)
- 1/4 cup melted butter *(see note below)
- 1 T flax seeds
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
- 1/2 cup dried fruit (like raisins and cranberries)
Put all the dry ingredients into your crockpot. You'll need at least a 4 quart.
Melt the butter in the microwave, and add. Add the honey. Toss well.
*note: if you add this amount of honey and butter, the granola will be cereal-like, and not trail-mix like. If you'd rather the granola clump together in pieces, you'll need to add more honey and butter. So if you'd prefer your granola that way, you'll need to add at least 3/4 cup of honey.
Cover, but vent with a chopstick. Cook on high for 3-4 hours, stirring every so often.
If you can smell the granola cooking, go stir. It will burn if you don't keep an eye on it. But it won't burn as quickly as it does in the oven!
Dump out on some parchment paper and let cool. Eat with milk like cereal, warmed with milk like oatmeal, or as is. Seal well in an air-tight container or in a ziploc. Granola freezes well.