Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Slow Cooker Almond Cherry Coconut Granola from Coconut and Lime

Slow Cooker Almond Cherry Coconut Granola
Granola made in the slow cooker!  (Photo from Coconut and Lime.)

Making granola in the slow cooker is more frugal and better for the environment than heating up the oven, and when Rachel from Coconut and Lime tried making this granola both ways, she found she preferred the Slow Cooker Almond Cherry Coconut Granola over the oven version.  Making granola in the slow cooker just went on my "must-try" list!  (Edit:  I just heard from a reader who said this burned in her slow cooker, so the recipe may not be suitable for some newer models that cook very hot.  I still want to try it, but I will probably stir more often and possibly cook on low the entire time.)

I hope you enjoy trying this from-scratch slow cooker recipe! Use this link to get the recipe for Slow Cooker Almond Cherry Coconut Granola from Coconut and Lime.

More Ideas for Breakfast in the Slow Cooker:
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal from Weelicious
Joyful Almond Oatmeal from Apron Strings
No-Stick Overnight Steel-Cut Oats from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Steel-Cut Oats with Agave and Pecans from Kalyn's Kitchen  

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9 comments:

  1. What fun! I've never thought of making granola in the slow cooker.

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  2. I loved this idea so much, I'm making a batch right now.

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  3. Lydia and Barbara, I loved the idea too. Can't wait to hear how you like it Barbara!

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  4. I saw the update! I'm sorry to hear it burnt. I suggest checking the temperature of our slow cooker (there are directions available online on how to do this) to make sure it isn't running hot. On low, a slow cooker shouldn't be hotter than a very low oven and unless completely ignored for an extended period of time, the granola should not burn.

    I've made granola many times in I think 4-5 different "new" slow cookers (when developing recipes for my slow cooker cookbook) and never had an issue.

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  5. Rachel, thanks for the reply. I think your directions in the recipe say "High" and not "low" for the temp. Could that be an error?

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  6. My mistake. Just checked Rachel's directions again. She says to cook one hour on high, stirring halfway and then switch to low. If you know your slow cooker cooks a little hotter than usual, I might just use low the entire time.

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  7. I also wonder if humidity is at play here too. We have a very dry climate in Utah. I cooked it for 30 minutes on high, set the timer and came back and stirred it, and it was fine. Set the timer for another 30 minutes and when I came back it had burned. Maybe one day I'll have to check the temperature to see if it cooks hot. It's a large oval Crockpot about 5 years old.

    Rachel it looks delicious, just didn't work for me.

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  8. Barbara, that's a very good point. Baltimore (where Rachel is) is very humid compared to Utah. Thanks for the honest input.

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  9. Kalyn, I have never heard of making granola in a slow cooker. It would never cross my mind that it is even possible. Thanks for sharing this great recipe and method. I love anything granola!

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