We love granola ’round here. On top of our yogurt or mixed in with our cereal or eaten just plain. I have tried and tried to make my own, but mine has always turned out soggy or burnt or just plain gross! Is this why they charge an arm and a leg for it at the store??? It must be. I must just not be cut out for making granola. Then, I came across an interesting concept…. Put it all in the crockpot and let IT be the one to fail, if failure is even possible for a crockpot. Surely, a crockpot is a fix all solution. I mean, when have you ever pulled something out of a crockpot and been like gross? Hardly ever. And it must not be the crockpot’s fault… it’s OBVIOUSLY the recipe. So here I was… dumping oats and other granola goodies into the crockpot, hoping for once that I could churn out some awesome granola. And crockpot, you have not let me down! I love you forever! Granola for the win.
Perfectly roasted oats, crunchy almonds, lightly sweetened. My crockpot did it.
And perfect for one of my go-to breakfasts…
And if I can’t mess this up, there’s no way that you can, believe me. If the total granola failure can make a batch of perfect granola, then there is only hope for you.
5 cups of rolled oats
1 cup almonds, chopped or crushed
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, optional
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 cup water
In large crockpot, mix all the dry ingredients. Melt coconut oil and add next 4 ingredients to a medium bowl. Mix well. Pour over dry mixture and stir to coat. Cook on low heat for about 4 hours with the lid ajar to allow steam to escape, stirring every 45 minutes or so. Spread on wax paper to cool. Store in mason jars or airtight containers. You can even add in dried fruit too!