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Slow Cooker (Gluten-Free) Granola * *

Slow Cooker Gluten-Free Granola

  • Cooking Time:

    2 hours
  • Servings:



5 c. old fashioned, rolled oats (GF - Gluten Free)
3/4 c. raw honey
3/4 c. butter, melted
1 T. flax seeds
1/4 c. slivered almonds
1/4 c. raw pumpkin seeds
1/4 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/4 c. unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
1/2 c. raisins, dried cranberries or GF chocolate chips


Granola is so versatile, healthy, and hearty!  I like using this granola over plain yogurt, as a cereal, or even a late-night snack. A note about oats: Oats are gluten free however there could be issues with cross-contamination if they are grown near wheat in the field. If you truly need gluten free for health reasons, be sure the oats you buy say “gluten free” on the packaging to be safe. These are the oats I use for this recipe.

NOTE: This is a flexible recipe so alter it to your liking or to incorporate what you have on-hand.  As a rule of thumb, you should add a total of 1 & 1/4 cup of your chosen combination of dried fruit & nuts.

  1. Assemble all dry ingredients, and add to a 4 quart or larger crock.
  2. Melt butter in microwave or on stovetop and stir in honey until well combined.
  3. Pour honey-butter over oat mixture in crock.
  4. Toss to coat well.
  5. Cover but keep lid cracked to allow steam to escape.
  6. Crock on HIGH 2 hours, stirring often. (it can burn if you don’t stir enough)
  7. Keep an eye on the granola to make sure it is not burning!
  8. Spread granola out on cookie sheets to cool then store in an air-tight container.
  9. Makes about 7 cups of granola. (21 – 1/3 cup servings)

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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Granola

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10 years ago

I make my own granola in the oven every week. I can’t wait to try it in the crock pot!! Thanks.

Alison Wasson
10 years ago

But wouldn’t you need to spread it on a cookie sheet As the photos shows and then bake it longer in the oven otherwise I think it would be sticky and gummy. The photo looks like it’s been browned from baking –I just didn’t see any further instructions after it being placed in the crockpot and stirring. it I love to make some but would prefer mine on the crunchier side. Have enjoyed lots of recipes that you have shared appreciate it

10 years ago

Does it have to be steel cut for this recipe to work, or can I delve into the huge bag of organic old fashioned oats I have left over from a sensory playdate 🙂

10 years ago

Then you just stick in a plastic storage container (?) in the fridge (?) about how long will it keep? I don’t want to have to get up 2 hours early so I can have this for breakfast. 🙂

Ashley M
Ashley M
10 years ago

Do you have to use butter, or would coconut oil work?

Alan Miller
Alan Miller
10 years ago

You’re doing this with steel-cut instead of rolled? Every other recipe I’ve found seems to use 5 cups of rolled oats instead, and (at least by the Bob’s Red Mill packaging) this is going to be almost 2 pounds of oats vs around a pound with rolled oats. With so little moisture I’m afraid this is going to turn out to be kind of like Grape-Nuts more than granola. Are you measuring cups by volume or by weight/mass, and are you actually using 1+1/3 bag of oats per batch? Steel cut are 44g per 1/4 cup, where rolled are 48g… Read more »


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