Granola is one of my favorite things to make homemade. Many of the store-bought brands are loaded with extra sugar, so I love that I can control the amount of sugar I put in and which sweetener to use as well. I find that maple syrup and honey add the perfect amount of sweetness to my granola. Another great thing about homemade granola is you can decide what to put in it. I love to load up on some chopped nuts, but I always sneak in some flaxseed because it’s great for you and it’s a good way to easily get it into your diet. You can use this granola on top of some Greek yogurt, over ice cream, on top of your favorite cobbler, or even just on top of some fresh fruit for a little extra crunch! This recipe makes 10 cups, so you’ll have plenty to share!
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Hope Comerford, Clinton Township, MI
Makes about 10 cups of granola
Prep. Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 4–6 hours
Ideal slow-cooker size: 6- to 7-qt.
6 cups old-fashioned oats
¾ cup chopped almonds
½ cup chopped pecans
¾ cup raw sunflower seeds
¼ cup flaxseed
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped dehydrated apples
1 cup apple butter
¼ cup honey
¼ cup maple syrup
1. Place all of the dry ingredients in a bowl and stir.
2. Mix together the apple butter, honey, and maple syrup.
3. Spray your crock with nonstick spray.
4. Pour your granola mixture in the crock with the apple butter mixture on top. Mix thoroughly.
5. Cover and cook on Low with the lid vented for 4–6 hours, stirring frequently (every 30–40 minutes) or until the granola is lightly browned and slightly clumpy.