Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Easy Granola

This nice Granola is cooked in a crock pot instead of the oven!

Easy Granola

5 cups Old-Fashioned rolled oats
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1/2 cup sunflower seed kernels
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (or more, if you prefer)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup extra-virgin coconut oil
1/2 cup honey
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

In a crock pot, mix together the oats, nuts, seeds, cinnamon and salt. 

Gently heat together the oil, honey and vanilla until combined.  Stir that into the dry mix in the crock pot.

Set the crock pot on "high" and put on the lid, using a wooden spoon to keep the lid partially open.  Use this spoon to stir the contents occasionally. After the first 2 hours, stir quite often and be sure to get everything down on the bottom and in the "corners" stirred up well so it won't burn.

Cook for 3 hours.

Spread on a tray or the counter to cool.

Store in an airtight container.  If you want to keep it longer than a week, refrigerate it.

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