Use this homemade granola recipe as a topping for yogurt, a layer in fruit parfaits, or as a cereal alone. Any way you serve it, the granola ingredients really make this slow-cooked granola stand out!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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Instructions Checklist
  • Lightly coat a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl whisk together honey, applesauce, oil, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

  • In the prepared cooker combine oats, sunflower kernels, and flax seeds. Stir in honey mixture.

  • Place the lid off-set on the cooker to vent it. Cook on high-heat setting about 2 1/2 hours or until toasted, stirring every 30 minutes.

  • Spread oat mixture on a sheet of foil to cool. Add raisins and dates; toss gently to combine. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

For Easy Cleanup

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

234 calories; 10 g total fat; 1 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 35 mg sodium. 136 mg potassium; 35 g carbohydrates; 4 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 5 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 3 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 14 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 13 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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We absolutely love this recipe!  Subbed out the oil and used coconut oil - fabulous!  We also are not date/raisin fans, so I added pecans, shredded coconut and mini chocolate chips (once cooled) - it is a huge hit.  We are "clean eaters," so this was perfect - I know exactly what I put in.  It makes a large amount that lasts us for over a week (with daily breakfasts).  It's also very good in yogurt.  And very easy!!