Tuesday, August 02, 2005

crockpot granola

I recently decided to try making granola again. My sister-in-law, Kim, brought it on vacation with us and my whole family really enjoyed it. We realized that we have missed eating it for breakfast.

I didn't want to make it in the oven because it would heat the house; at this time of year and with this humidity it's a no-brainer. In searching on the internet I found several variants and put them all together to come up with my own recipe. It came out really well. Everyone liked it. I made a blueberry pecan recipe (using pecans from Texas, a gift from Kim, yum). V didn't care much for the blueberries but they're easy to pick out. Next time I'm thinking of reducing the honey to 1/3 cup to see if it still works, adding a couple of tablespoons of soy flour to punch up the nutrition a bit and perhaps I'll make a cranberry walnut variety. The nice thing is that I can play around with the fruits/nuts/ and possibly even grains to make different types. Delicious over yoghurt, ice cream, in milk or plain. Enjoy!

Crockpot Granola

5 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup oat bran
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cups dried fruit
1/2 cups nuts, broken up

mix all ingredients together
place in crockpot and stir well
turn crockpot on low
leave wooden spoon in crock to help prop lid open
stir once every 30 minutes
cook 4 hours

1 comment:

Kim C. said...

Granola in the crockpot? can you use any regular recipe, or did you have to modify it to work this way?
What size is your crockpot?