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I will definitely try this. Not sure how turning the oven on is a huge pain tho, lol. Seems a LOT easier to me than getting out the slow cooker!
Speaking of slow cooker, the closest thing I have is a crock pot. Will that work?
Hi, KKH! A crockpot is a type of slow cooker, so YES! As long as it’s 3 1/2 quarts or larger, you’re good to go. Enjoy!
That’s what I figured. It’s a REALLY old Crock Pot, like literally from the early 70s, but it still works! And it’s 4 quarts so yay!
This is so clever!! I feel confident that granola will be in my pretty immediate future!! :-)
O.M.G our oven has been broken since we moved in (6 weeks and counting) and our landlord is terrible so no idea when it will be fixed. This looks like a game changer – will report back.
What happens if you use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats?
Hi Skatie! Quick oats are cut into much finer, smaller pieces and have more powder in the mix, so it will have a tendency to burn easily. You can use it, but you may get a granola that’s extra toasty and requires much more attention on your part to ensure it doesn’t burn. However, you may find you prefer this flavor. I personally prefer the texture of old-fashioned oats for granola.
Okay, thanks! We’re a gluten-free family (celiac disease + other autoimmune issues) and I have a big 10lb bag of GF quick oats, and well, stuff ain’t cheap, sooo…I’ll give it a try and post another comment with the results. I really hope this works, because GF granola ain’t cheap either, and my kids go through it like your husband!
I often buy my ingredients for granola in bulk when I can. Usually picking up whatever is cheapest at the time.
I do the same. Bulk buying is so much cheaper in the long run.
SO. Took me longer to get to than I’d intended, but it worked out just fine. I used gluten-free quick oats and stirred every 20 min, until close to the end when I stirred every 10-15min. It took a little under two hours. Tastes great, my kids are already diving in. Thank you for this recipe, it’s definitely becoming a regular here!