|Coconut Almond Granola.|
Today I have a great kitchen hack for you. It all started with a broken stove. The oven actually, but since we removed it from the wall to unplug the power, then remove the element, it has stayed in that position awaiting the arrival of the element. Which was promised in 3 to 5 business days.
My dear husband requested that due to the exposed wires, we make due with other appliances for cooking in the meanwhile. This was not a burdensome request as we are well stocked with slow cookers, griddles, a small convection countertop oven and microwave. Actually, it became a challenge to see how we could continue cooking in the same manner and style without out a stove and standard oven.
There are some kitchen basics that needed to be made, as our storage jars are empty. One being granola. I did not relish the idea of the small countertop oven, not much granola was going to fit on that tiny baking tray. And I could see where spending all day making granola in that little guy, would not be my idea of a good time.
Honestly, I could have waited to make granola, it is only 3 to 5 business days, after all. But then while visiting Weekend Cooking, there is was, plain as daylight. Information and directions for making granola in your slow cooker.
So the challenge was on!
Below you will find directions to take your favorite granola recipe and adapt it to the slow cooker. If you are searching for a granola recipe to enjoy, a few of those have been offered as well. I made our favorite Coconut Granola with Almonds recipe, to test the direction for you, and this process is a winner!
|Slow Cooker Granola, so easy!|
Kitchen Hack, Slow Cooker Granola
adapted from: Beth Fish Reads
1 slow cooker
your favorite granola recipe
oil or cooking/baking spray
Combine all granola ingredients into a very large bowl, mixing well.
Coat the inside of the slow cooker with oil or baking spray. Add the granola mixture.
Cover with the lid, however, leave one edge open by propping it to the side of the crock. This is important you must allow the moisture to escape.
Cook on high, stirring every 30 minutes until the granola has taken on a golden color and smells cooked, approximately 2 - 21/2 hours.
Trust me, it smells wonderful when done, you will know you have reached the end!
Transfer the granola back to the large bowl or a flat pan for cooling, again this is important, you want the remaining moisture to evaporate.
When completely cool, you may add dried fruit if desired and package up for storage.
I am sure you have your own favorite granola recipe, but just in case here are a couple you might enjoy also:
Coconut Granola with Almonds
Just Granola (but not Jessica's)
Here is a delicious Maple Granola, from Beth Fish Reads. This one I plan on trying, I do love real maple syrup in just about anything!
I hope you try this great kitchen hack, it works exactly like is should. And in case you were wondering, 3 to 5 business days, has come and gone.....
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