Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Homemade Granola

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. 

Homemade Slow Cooker Granola

Here is the recipe I used to make granola. 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. I think some dried cranberries would go well in this too


5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (12 ounces)
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2/3 cup honey
1/3 cup coconut oil or butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
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 one minute, stir and microwave an additional 30 seconds as needed to melt everything together and allow it to combine smoothly. 

Pour the liquids over the oats in the crockpot and stir well to thoroughly coat. Place the lid on the crock pot, leaving it slightly vented. Cook on high for about 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes with a wooden spoon. 

Stir in the dried fruit right at the end. 

Spread the granola across a large baking sheet and let it cool before transferring to an airtight container.

Please let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it.  

~ Living within our Means ~


  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe and new technique! With life changes, I am on a very, very tight budget as the dust settles. I am in the process of moving, transferring what I call "smalls" myself to cut costs. I have transferred most of the food we will not use in the next 10 days, so I have a keen sense of just what is on hand. I can easily try this granola! Thanks again!

    1. You're welcome, Carol. It is VERY easy to make. I will definitely be making it again and again. :)

  2. I've never tried making granola in the crockpot! This is a great idea for cooking in the hot summer months, instead of heating up the kitchen with the oven. Thank you!

    1. You're welcome, Lili. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. Hi Belinda,
    What a great idea. I have a hard time with oven method. I sometimes burn it. I am going to make some in my crock pot.
    This is really helpful as the last couple of months have been so
    exspensive with car repairs and helping my disabled vet. brother get into a new apartment.
    Thank You,

    1. You're welcome, Patti. I hope you enjoy it. And I hope things start looking up for you and your brother. :)

  4. Do you know if the one minute oats would work also? Ours is a brand that's not like Quaker, more texture, so I'm tempted to try them. Thanks for a great sounding recipe!

    1. You're welcome. I do think the one minute oats will work in this recipe. :)


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