Slow-Cooked Granola Recipe

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Attila Published: March 31, 2021 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Slow-Cooked Granola

Use this granola recipe if you want to skip the oven and let your slow cooker do the work. It’s loaded with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, coconut, and oats.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 2 hours 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1tbspolive oil,or coconut oil, or cooking spray for greasing the slow cooker
  • 2cupsnuts and seeds,raw and unsalted
  • 4cupsold fashioned rolled oats,(not quick cooking oats)
  • 1cupflaked unsweetened coconut
  • 1tspground cinnamon
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • cupcoconut oil,or olive oil, melted
  • cuphoney,or maple syrup
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • ½cupsfreeze dried fruit,(or 1 cup dried fruit), chopped if the fruits are larger than raisins or use a delicious mix of both

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray or grease the inside of the slow cooker with oil.

  2. Combine the oats, coconut, nuts and seeds, spices, and salt in the slow cooker and stir to combine. Whisk together the oil, liquid sweetener, and vanilla extract. Pour over the dry ingredients and mix together.

  3. Set the slow cooker to high and leave the lid a bit ajar. This will allow moisture to escape and encourage hot air to circulate. Cook for 2 to 2½ hours, stirring the mixture together thoroughly every 20 to 30 minutes.

  4. Toward the end of cooking, keep a closer eye on it as the nuts and coconut may begin to burn if they’ve not been stirred enough. The granola is finished when it starts to smell fragrant and the ingredients take on a toasted color.

  5. Spread the granola out onto a few cookie sheets lined with foil or parchment (for easy transfer later) to encourage cooling. The granola will crisp further as it cools for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once cool, stir in any dried fruit as desired.

  6. Place in an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place. Use within 2 weeks.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 587.51kcal
  • Fat: 38.08g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.06g
  • Carbohydrates: 56.71g
  • Fiber: 9.60g
  • Sugar: 17.34g
  • Protein: 12.55g
  • Sodium: 69.51mg
  • Calcium: 52.67mg
  • Potassium: 516.15mg
  • Iron: 3.98mg
  • Vitamin A: 11.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.86mg
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