Making some slow cooker granola is the perfect way to have your very own homemade breakfast cereal ready to go throughout the week. It’s a pretty easy recipe that you can have cooking while you do other things.
As with any type of granola, this goes great with some yogurt and fresh berries. Alternatively, just having it with some fresh milk is the perfect way to enjoy this flavor-packed breakfast.
You can make this granola paleo friendly by leaving out the oats and using more nuts. Also, perfect if you want tasty gluten-free granola that you can cook up in the slow cooker.
This granola can be kept in the cupboard for quite a while before it will go bad. Just make sure you place it into an airtight container then store in a dry spot in the cupboard.
Making granola at home allows you to alter the recipe, so it’s exactly how you like it. If you prefer a nuttier breakfast then just add some more nuts. On the flipside, you can add more fruit to the dish a well.
I do not recommend cooking this with a slow cooker liner or similar. The plastic might stop the heat from cooking the granola correctly, and this may leave you with a less satisfying result.
If you love to watch videos rather than read, then the video below will take you through all the steps to making this tasty granola. Alternatively, you can find all the full written recipe right below the video.
Slow Cooker Granola Recipe
2 Hours & 15 Minutes
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup Hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup cashews, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- ¾ cup honey
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dates, chopped
- 1/2 cup cranberries
- Lightly grease a slow cooker with oil.
- Mix together the rolled oats, nuts, cinnamon, and salt in the slow cooker.
- Stir in the coconut oil, honey, and vanilla until everything is well coated.
- Cook on high for 2 hours with the lid slightly askew. Stir every 30 minutes, so the granola is cooked evenly.
- Turn the slow cooker completely off and stir in the dates and cranberries.
- Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
- There are quite a few things that you’re able to change with this recipe to make it more to your liking. For example, you can change the fruit or the nuts in the recipe to something that you will prefer.
- Cooking with the lid entirely on will likely result in quite a soggy granola as it won’t allow moisture to escape. It should still cookout to be just fine just expect it to be a bit moist.
- Make sure the slow cooker granola is completely cooled before you place it in an airtight container. If you store it hot, then it is likely to steam and go soggy. It may also develop mold due to the increase in moisture.
If you need to know what kind of an impact this tasty granola will have on your diet, then you can find the nutritional information right below. This information was calculated using an online tool so it may not be entirely accurate.
Keep in mind if you use a different combination of fruit or nuts then this information will likely be wrong, and you will need to calculate it yourself.
Granola is just one of the many breakfast dishes that you can do in the slow cooker. If you love oats, then you need to give the slow cooker oatmeal a try. You need to use steel cut oats for the best results.
I hope that you enjoy this tasty slow cooker granola and that it cooked out to be as great as it did for me. If you have some tips, feedback or anything else then feel free to leave a comment below.
Note: I use a 5.5L (6 Quart) slow cooker for all the recipes that I have on this website unless specified. If you have a smaller or larger slow cooker, then you might need to adjust the ingredients.