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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. My favorites are stew,which I make quite often, and overnight oatmeal.

  2. Chicken and dumplings! We’re actually having that tomorrow night :)

  3. jennifer selvin says:

    braised short ribs and polenta!

  4. Elizabeth G. says:

    I like to make chicken broth in my slow cooker.

  5. Michelle Jordan says:

    My favorite thing to make in a crock pot is STEW. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.

  6. I love to make stew!

  7. Any kind of stew o typicl spanish “potaje” (with beans or lentils)
    Good luck!

  8. Pulled pork is my favorite to make in a slow cooker!

  9. I love making soups – lentil, bean and chili.

  10. Anne Marie says:

    I love making pulled pork in my crock-pot! This would be perfect for making cheesy potatoes on a weeknight!

  11. I love my crock-pot for everything, beans, roast, batch chicken, he’s my best friend.

  12. Randi Badgett says:

    I use a crock pot for chili, chicken dishes and stew.

  13. Hmmmm….either beef stroganoff or green chile chicken burro’s.

  14. My favorite thing to make in my crock pot is salsa chicken! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I like to make chicken and dumplings,pizza dip,oatmeal,chili,bean dip,and vegetable soup in the crock pot.

  16. Kaylee Bennallack says:

    Taco soup. Warms straight to the heart.

  17. Ellen Renee says:

    I love to do overnight steel cut oats and different types of meats such as Italian beef and pulled pork.

  18. I love to cook chicken in the crock pot for pulled chicken sandwiches.

  19. I love to make beans in my slow cooker.

  20. I love making oatmeal and other wintry favorites in the crockpot.

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