Monday, September 29, 2008

Crockpot Granola

I got this recipe years ago and it's a family favorite. I especially like making it in the crockpot as I can throw all the ingredients together and not think about it anymore.

Put 5 cups of rolled oats in a crockpot.
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Now here is the fun part. You can get creative with what you add - seeds, nuts, coconut, whatever. Just make sure you add your dried fruit after it's cooked.

I usually add 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. almond or vanilla extract, 1 cup coconut, and 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds.
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Then you need to add 1/2 cup oil (I used canola) and 1/2 cup of honey.
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Mix well and cook on low for 5 hours, stirring occasionally. Make sure you leave the lid cracked or you will end up with oatmeal!
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Add raisins or some other dried fruit and transfer to an airtight container. Let cool completely before covering.
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