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Mal's Maple Date Pecan Granola in the Slow Cooker

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"This easy-to-make granola is perfect for colder months, and will make your house smell amazing with toasty notes of pecans, sweet maple, and spicy cinnamon. Top it off with chopped dates for added sweetness."
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Ingredients

3 h 5 m servings 417 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Pour applesauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and maple extracts, hemp hearts, and chia seeds into a slow cooker. Stir until well combined; add oats and pecans and stir again.
  2. Cook the granola in the slow cooker on high for 3 hours, venting the lid slightly. If you smell the granola cooking, it's time to stir. Keep an eye on it or it will burn if not stirred occasionally.
  3. Pour the finished granola onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container and enjoy!

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Preparing granola in the slow cooker is an easier method than in the oven since it is less likely to burn the granola. The added hemp and chia seeds will provide a great extra source of protein.
  • Placing a chopstick between the slow cooker insert and the lid is an easy way to vent.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 417 calories; 16.6 g fat; 63.8 g carbohydrates; 8.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 103 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I did not make this in the slow cooker, I baked it in the oven at 325 convection for 35 minutes. It's really nice, not TOO maple-y and will be a great topper for our morning yogurt or as a cere...

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Although the house smelled wonderful while this was cooking, the results were disappointing to say the least. I followed the directions exactly. The granola was really bland, sort of like shred...

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I did not make this in the slow cooker, I baked it in the oven at 325 convection for 35 minutes. It's really nice, not TOO maple-y and will be a great topper for our morning yogurt or as a cere...

Since there's only 1 review so far, this must be new. (Interesting that the only review did not follow the directions and baked it in the oven! Oh well.) One question: when do you add the dates?...

This is pretty good. I baked it like the first reviewer as well, about 45 minutes in a regular oven at 350. Flavor was good. Definitely will make again.

Although the house smelled wonderful while this was cooking, the results were disappointing to say the least. I followed the directions exactly. The granola was really bland, sort of like shred...

The great thing about slow cookers is you don't HAVE to check to make sure its burning. I followed previous reviews and baked it on a piece of foil. A casserole dish works as well. I omitted the...

My girlfriend and I really liked it, but it does have room for improvement. It smells wonderful and is very moist. I'm going to make it again, but I'm going to change the applesauce to pumpkin a...