Saturday, March 5, 2016

Slow Cooker Granola #Recipe @PegCochran

Yes, the bowl in the picture is empty.  Do you know why it's empty?  Because my husband ATE ALL THE GRANOLA before I could take a picture of it!  Now isn't that a great recommendation??

This was super easy to make.  My granddaughter helped me, and it's something kids could make with a little adult supervision.  And obviously it tastes good!

I used steel cut oats in this because that was all I had.  I think I would prefer it made with rolled oats but obviously that didn't stop my husband from enjoying it!


6 Tablespoons applesauce (I used unsweetened)
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 to 3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3 cups oats, uncooked
1 cup chopped pecans (or nuts of your choice)
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

Combine all but the oats, pecans and raisins in the slow cooker and mix well.

Add oats, pecans, raisins and mix well.  Cover, leaving lid slightly ajar and cook on high for three hours stirring occasionally.

Spoon granola on a cookie sheet and allow to cool.  (Line cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy clean-up.)

Break into clusters and store in an air-tight container.  Or, eat it all right away!

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  1. Got Berried Secrets! Thank you. Love the recipe. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Super recommendation Peg:). I'm not sure I would have been so nice...

  3. Yum! Can't wait to make this with my niece this afternoon!

    1. It's even more fun when you have a helper!

  4. Peg, my husband would have done the same thing! LOL

    ~ Daryl / Avery

  5. This sounds great...I can't wait to try it.

    1. It's very easy and you can control the amount of sugar that goes into it. I used sugar-free maple syrup and it worked out great.

  6. My kids would love to make this. I think Monday will be perfect for this.

  7. That looks very good! I have to "pin" this recipe to make later. Thanks!