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  1. KKH369

    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?

    • Emma Christensen

      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!

      • KKH369

        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!

  2. Peppermint Dolly

    This is so clever!! I feel confident that granola will be in my pretty immediate future!! :-)

  3. Lia

    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.

  4. Skatie

    What happens if you use quick oats instead of old-fashioned oats?

    • Garrett McCord

      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.

      • Skatie

        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!

        • Garrett McCord

          I often buy my ingredients for granola in bulk when I can. Usually picking up whatever is cheapest at the time.

          • Skatie

            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!