Easy Crock Pot Granola
- 5 C Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/4 C packed brown sugar
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3/4 C applesauce
- 2 T honey
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- pinch of salt
In the base of your crockpot, combine 5 C oats, 1/4 C packed brown sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon. Add a pinch of salt and stir well.
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together 3/4 C applesauce, 2 T honey, 1 tsp. olive oil and a splash of vanilla. Stir well.
Pour over the oat mixture and stir well to coat.
Don’t give up stirring too soon! I found a wooden spoon was really the best for stirring and it took a good couple of minutes before it was fully moistened.
Turn the crockpot onto low and cover, but leave the cover ajar.
Cook on low/medium for 5-7 hours, stirring every 30-45 minutes.
Remove the cover and allow the granola to cool completely.
Add mix-ins, if desired: craisins, dried apples, chocolate chips/chunks, coconut, dried cherries!
Store in an airtight container.