Last week I made some homemade granola in my crockpot. Now I have made granola in the oven before, but making it in the crockpot was very easy and did not burn like it tends to do in the oven. For me, making something like my own cereal at home is very satisfying.
Here is the recipe that I used.Be sure to stir the granola with a wooden spoon every 30 minutes. Do not skip this step because you don't want your granola to burn. I added raisins to mine after it was cooled, and of course you could add anything you would like afterwards. think some dried cranberries would go well in this too.
Homemade Slow Cooker Granola
5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter *
1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 cup raisins
Lightly grease the crock-pot with a teaspoon or so of oil. Add the oats, almonds and salt. In a large measuring cup or small glass bowl, combine the honey, oil, peanut butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Microwave for a minute, stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds as needed, to melt everything and allow it to combine smoothly.
Please let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it. :)