This slow cooker maple cinnamon granola could not be easier to make. It is sweet, crunchy and perfect as a snack or breakfast.
How do you make homemade granola even easier? Make it in the slow cooker, of course!
We love eating yogurt with fruit and granola. The problem is the granola at the grocery store feels relatively expensive and sometimes there are ingredients that aren’t our favorite.
Making your own granola is easy and then you can add in your favorite mix-ins and leave out what you don’t like. Plus it is so much more economical to make it yourself!
One of our absolute favorite granola recipes is the toasted maple cinnamon granola. We were craving a batch, but it is hot out and I couldn’t convince myself to turn on the oven.
So I adapted it to be made in a crockpot instead. That way it doesn’t heat up the whole kitchen.
The results were delicious and we enjoyed fruit and yogurt parfaits for the rest of the week. They are a perfect light breakfast for these summer mornings.
How to Make Slow Cooker Granola
Start by spraying your slow cooker with nonstick spray. Then add the brown sugar, maple syrup, cinnamon and salt.
Then stir in some melted coconut oil or butter. Both work well, so use whatever you prefer.
Speaking of easy substitutions, you can use honey instead of maple syrup if you would like. Both make fabulous granola.
Now stir in some old fashioned oats. If you want to add some shredded coconut or chopped pecans, now would be a good time to do that as well.
Now set the lid of the slow cooker on the crock, but leave a gap so any steam can escape. You want a nice crunch when you are done, so let that moisture out!
You will cook the mixture on high for two to two and a half hours. Stop and stir it every half hour to make sure everything is cooking evenly and well coated.
Once the granola is done, spread it out over wax paper to cool completely. Then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to several weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if the granola starts getting dark too soon?
The granola shouldn’t darken too much as it cooks. Every slow cooker is a little different, so if your granola looks or smells like it is cooking too quickly turn the heat down to low.
How do I keep granola from getting soggy?
Make sure the granola is completely cool before moving it to a storage container. Once it is there, try to limit its exposure to heat and humidity as much as possible.
More Great Maple Cinnamon Recipes
This easy and flavorful maple cinnamon steel cut oatmeal recipe is made quicker with the help of a pressure cooker. Stir in your favorite fruit for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.
Chewy maple cinnamon cookies are another great option. They are wonderful on their own and even better with a simple glaze.
French toast puppy chow is a tasty sweet maple cinnamon snack mix that is perfect for munching. Like most muddy buddies style recipes, it is super easy and quick to make and tastes amazing.
Or for a quick small batch granola recipe, try making skillet granola. It takes about 10 minutes and still makes a nice tasty snack.
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Slow Cooker Maple Cinnamon Granola
- 5 cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup coconut oil or butter melted
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
- dash of salt
- optional: pecans or coconut
- Spray slow cooker insert with nonstick cooking spray.
- Stir together coconut oil, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- Add oats and stir to coat.
- Turn slow cooker to high heat and place lid on top, leaving a gap for steam to escape. Cook for 2-2.5 hours, stirring every 30 minutes.
- Spread cooked granola over wax paper to cool completely before storing
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a month.