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iStir Crock-Pot Giveaway CLOSED {Recipe: Homemade Granola}

 

A healthy and simple granola recipe made in the slow cooker and an iStir™ Crock-Pot Giveaway.
Slow Cooker Homemade Granola Recipe from www.dineanddish.net

The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Ginger Riggins, the winner of the iStir Crock-Pot Giveaway.

Something strange has happened in our house. My “ice cream three times a day and a Snickers bar for breakfast” husband has turned health conscious. He’s always looked healthy…but maybe the thought of turning 40 and the rumored to happen 40 year old slower metabolism has given him the desire to actually eat healthy as well. Either way, when he came to me the other day asking where our granola was to go atop his non-fat Greek yogurt, I may have asked him to repeat himself a few times. Then, I may have followed him to the pantry and stared at him while he ate, in complete disbelief.

Slow Cooker Homemade Granola and an iStir Crock-Pot Giveaway

(Ice Cream Waffle Glass and mini Cake Stand pictured from the Wonderelle tabletop collection)

When my friends at Crock-Pot contacted me about doing a giveaway for one of their new Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ technology, I knew I wanted to make something a bit different. Since my husband has turned into a big granola fan, I decided to give Slow-Toasted Crock-Pot granola a try. I discovered a recipe in the Skinny Slow Cooker magazine and adapted it to our tastes.

Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ technology Giveaway

The recipe was so easy to make (especially with the iStir technology doing the stirring for me) and my husband is a thrilled, healthy breakfast eater now that he has his “custom made” granola on hand. I hope you enjoy the recipe and the giveaway for your very own Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ technology.

Crock-Pot® Digital Slow Cooker with iStir™ Stirring System Giveaway

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite thing to make in the slow cooker is! All comments must be received by midnight, CST, on February 2nd 2014. Winner will be picked via Random.org and notified via valid email address. 

Homemade Slow-Cooker Granola

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

Homemade Slow-Cooker Granola

A simple Homemade Slow-Cooker Granola recipe...custom made to my husbands favorite flavors.

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 cups regular rolled oats
  • 1 cup Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (I prefer Diamond Nuts)
  • 1/2 cup craisins
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Lightly spray a slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the honey, applesauce, oil, peanut butter, cinnamon and vanilla.
  3. In the slow cooker, combine oats, Rice Krispies, walnuts and salt.
  4. Stir in honey mixture until well combined.
  5. Place the lid, slightly offset, on the slow cooker to vent it. Cook on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
  6. Spread oat mixture on foil to cool. Stir in craisins and toss gently. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Skinny Slow Cooker Magazine

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Disclosure: Thank you to my friends at Crock-Pot for providing this giveaway. 

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Comments

  1. Beans most often.

  2. Christy R says:

    I made beef short ribs in the crock pot tonight!

  3. My family likes a roast or a good veggie soup!

  4. My favorite thing to make is Ham & Beans using a leftover ham bone.

  5. Another I would make is spaghetti sauce.

  6. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I love to make roast with potatoes and carrots!!

  7. I try to make anything and everything in the slow cooker. I think cacciatore is my best dish, though.

  8. I love to make a Beef and Barley Soup in the crockpot.

  9. Surendene Jeyaratnarajah says:

    I love making chicken soup in the slow cooker. Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

  10. I like making slow cooker rice pudding.

  11. I like to make Chili.

  12. Yogurt. I love having a large amount ready to use. And sweet potatoes. And ham and green beans. And…….

  13. I came back to this site looking for your pretzel bites recipe for super bowl snack foods and saw this granola post. Looks delicious! My favorite thing to cook in the crock pot is a roast and veggies. I don’t have to heat up the whole house for a yummy, hearty, cold weather dinner.

  14. I love to make soups and chili. I made chili last night.

  15. I love to make shredded lime cilantro chicken for tacos.

  16. Beth Peterson says:

    Stocks, soups and stews.

  17. i love throwing a beef roast in with au jus until it’s falling apart for beef dips. I hadn’t seen the stir technology, neat!

  18. Eva Courtney says:

    My recent favorites are pork Posole and carnitas

  19. chili for sure….

  20. My favorite thing to make in my slow cooker is Chicken Tortilla Soup! It makes the whole house smell yummy!!

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