Slow-Cooker Honey Nut Granola

Contributed By: Parker


4-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sunflower kernels
1/3 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash salt
3/4 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup raisins
Yogurt, optional


1. In a 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 8 ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk honey, water, oil, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg and salt until blended; stir into oat mixture. Cook, covered, on high 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until crisp, stirring well every 20 minutes.
2. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Spread evenly onto waxed paper or baking sheets; cool completely. Store in airtight containers. If desired, serve with yogurt.

Helpful Hints:

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
YIELD: 8 cups.
Seeds and nuts may be varied to suit your taste.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 267 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein.

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