Crock pot honey nut granola is a great way to start the day. My kids are always running out the door in the morning when they are headed off to work. So I decided to make them something that they can take with them. I place 1/2 cup of this granola in each baggy and they can grab one, and some yogurt, on their way out the door. 

I guess that we need sleep more than we need food? Or maybe we just do not plan enough time for food, and so breakfast gets skipped. It is rather hard to think up a great breakfast when you only have 5 minutes or you are already 10 minutes late. 

Crock Pot Honey Nut Granola

Why would I want to make Granola in a crock pot instead of the oven?

The simple and short answer is: because it is so much easier!!! You don’t have to watch it so carefully to keep it from burning and you don’t have to turn it on a cookie sheet. I love making Crock Pot Honey Nut Granola, and I’m pretty sure that you will too!

Can I substitute ingredients in this Crock Pot Honey Nut Granola?

You could use chocolate chunks or a variety of dried fruits such as cranberries, raisins, dried pineapple or dried mangos. Nuts, such as almonds, cashews, peanuts and pecans could be substituted in your granola as well. This granola is very versatile and you can use what you like, to make it the way you want it. That is one of the best things about it!

Here is a link for a baked granola recipe, if you prefer that:

Grand Granola

Yield: 7 cups

Crock Pot Honey Nut Granola

Crock Pot Honey Nut Granola
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 1/2 cups regular oats
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup almonds, (slivered or sliced)
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried craisins

Instructions

  1. In a 4 quart slow cooker, place the 4 1/2 c. oats, 1/4 c. wheat germ, 3 c. coconut, 1/3 c. almonds, 1/3 c. sunflower seeds, 1/3 c. pecans and 1/4 c. flaxseed.
  2. In a bowl combine the 1/2 c. honey, 1/3 c. water, 3 T. coconut oil , 1 t. cinnamon, 1/4 t. nutmeg, 1 t. vanilla and 1/8 t. salt, mix with a whisk.
  3. Then add it to the oats mixture, mix to coat all of the oat mixture.
  4. Place the crock pot on high, place the lid on and cook for 1 1/2-2 hours or until the it turns nice and crisp, stirring every 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add the 1/2 c. craisins.
  6. Spread evenly onto a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
  7. Cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container.
  9. You can add yogurt or milk if you like, or eat it by itself as a snack.

Nutrition Information

Yield

14

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 378 Total Fat 23g Saturated Fat 14g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 8g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 226mg Carbohydrates 40g Fiber 8g Sugar 16g Protein 7g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix

 

 

 

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