Saturday, February 27, 2016

Crock Pot Granola

Don was almost out of granola, so I decided to make this recipe.  I added dried blueberries and craisins to the finished product.

Crock Pot Granola

5 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (You can use Gluten Free)
½ cup ground flaxseed (optional)Beth used ground flaxseed
¾ cup coconut oil or butter
¾ cup honey
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
1½ cups unsweetened, shredded coconut
1 cup chopped nuts of your choice Beth used pecans
1 to 2 cups dried fruit, chocolate chips, or other mix-in of your choice

In a small saucepan, melt the coconut oil (or butter). Once it has turned into a liquid, mix in the honey to form your sauce.

Mix Oats, Flaxseed, nuts and cinnamon in your crockpot. Add the honey mixture as well as the vanilla and cinnamon. Stir thoroughly.

Allow the granola to cook on low for 2-4 hours. You may want to stir every hour to avoid burning. You are also going to leave the lid cracked a little to allow the moisture to escape.

Cooking times will greatly vary depending on your crock pot as they all cook at slightly different temps.

Allow to cool, then mix in the dried fruit and/or chocolate chips. Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for several weeks.

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