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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.


  • 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


  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.


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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  1. I love doing French toast casserole in the crockpot.

  2. I love making pulled pork in my crockpot. So many sand which options available.

  3. Aimee Porter says:

    I love to make Chicken-Mushroom Sauce for Pasta in the slow cooker. Smells and tastes incredible!

  4. What a great recipe, would have never thought to do that! I like slow roasted beef in our crockpot for cheesesteaks.

  5. My favorite thing to make in the slow cooker is enchilada soup! :)

  6. i’ve been making a lot of chicken noodle soup in the crock pot lately. But I love these unconventional ideas and will try this one!

  7. I like to make Pulled Pork in my crockpot, so yummy!

  8. I have a special soup that has some cheese in it and this kind of crock pot would be so nice for it. Really like crock pots for soups.

  9. jessica m says:

    pulled chicken !

  10. I like to make anything with the meat that has been in the freezer a bit longer than I wanted.

  11. Not very original, but my favorite thing in the crockpot is chili.

  12. This sounds and looks so yummy!!
    I love to cook anything in the slow cooker! I especially love to cook my pinto beans for refried beans in it because they turn out perfect every time!
    Thank you so much for the opportunit to win! My slow cooker recently went out after 20+ years (it was my mothers) and I am very sad about that seeing as winter is just beginning and I need my slow cooker!!

  13. Hillary Gras says:

    Turkey chili!

  14. I like to make macaroni & cheese in the crock pot, or pot roast.

  15. I have been making a lot of beef roasts with carrots, onions, and potato in the crock pot. Or a pork roast. So easy. I also love making split pea soup and chili. Yum. Looking forward to trying this recipe.

  16. Sandy Scofield says:

    Pork Roast.

  17. Mac & Cheese!

  18. macaroni and cheese

  19. I use my slow cooker so much, and I love to make roast chicken. It turns out so moist, and I love the aroma when I come home from work.

  20. Ellen Casper says:

    I love making chili.


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