A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 295,102
Currently Running With Scissors:
435 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Crockpot Granola with blueberries and walnuts  (Read 25396 times)
Tags for this thread: recipe , granola , crockpot , craftster_best_of_2010  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
jungrrl
Global Moderator
Crafty Business Advice Moderator
Toys, Dolls, and Playthings Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a portmanteau.
Offline Offline

Posts: 18612
Joined: 17-Jun-2004

Former Full-time Craftster-er


View Profile WWW
« on: January 06, 2010 08:52:43 PM »


So I was totally inspired by lapoli's podcast where she talked about making crockpot granola. So I went through her show notes and looked at the recipes, then googled some more and basically cobbled this together. It seems like once you get the basics down you can freeform it from there. The gist is you need oats, honey to bind it, butter (or oil... but butter is always better, right?), then whatever fixin's you want: vanilla, cinnamon, dried fruit, nuts, etc. I had most of the ingredients already, I just picked up a few extra things on my next trip to the store.

Here's what I used:


5 cups of oats
1/2 cup of honey.. mostly because that's all I had left. Plus you might notice I had one with the comb in it. I didn't add the comb Cheesy
1/4 cup butter
1 Tbsp flax seed meal*
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

*I dunno if this was necessary really but it's supposed to be good for you. The other recipe I saw had flax seeds but I was told that you may as well get flax seed meal because you probably won't chew up the seeds because they're so small and then they just go right through you without the benefit.  Roll Eyes


I put it in the crockpot for about 3 1/2 hours on high and stirred regularly (well, I tried). Also, make sure you vent the lid! Just a wooden spoon or a chopstick under the lid is fine, just so the steam can come out.


Here's what I learned.  Personally, I want way more honey so I have more clustery bits. I'll probably also use a lot more vanilla and cinnamon for sugary flavory goodness.  That being said, the boy LOVES it. And this is not a granola guy, so that's very impressive! I had some this morning with yogurt and it was very, very yummy! We also both keep nibbling on it whenever it's near... Cheesy  So all in all I think it was pretty successful!


So some people were asking how long this stuff is good for.  I had some stored in a tupperware in my pantry and just took it hiking yesterday and it tasted perfectly fine a little over 2 months later!
« Last Edit: January 13, 2011 07:42:47 AM by jungrrl - Reason: fixed pictures » THIS ROCKS   Logged

kittykill
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Needlework Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 27403
Joined: 25-Sep-2004

I got 99 problems, but a stitch ain't one.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2010 08:59:18 PM »

SOOO yummy! I am gonna make some this weekend.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SunflowerSmiles
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4063
Joined: 08-Mar-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2010 09:06:28 PM »

this looks sooooo yummy Smiley  I love granola.  I love to have the big chunks of granola...so adding more honey will do that?  How bout more butter or is it just more honey?  I'll be making this tomorrow...cleaned an organized my pantry and found all kinds of nutty, fruity bits that weren't expired!  Yay me! I'll be chowing nola sooon!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

This and That... my main blog. Drop by and say "Hello!"
  Sew Stuffed a blog about the dolls and stuffies I make
    Pinterest
Cuttie_2008
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2010 09:10:13 PM »

Yum! I will certainly have to try this  Cheesy
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Check out my infantile blog! http://juliadawn.blog.com/
jungrrl
Global Moderator
Crafty Business Advice Moderator
Toys, Dolls, and Playthings Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a portmanteau.
Offline Offline

Posts: 18612
Joined: 17-Jun-2004

Former Full-time Craftster-er


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010 09:15:35 PM »

this looks sooooo yummy Smiley  I love granola.  I love to have the big chunks of granola...so adding more honey will do that?  How bout more butter or is it just more honey?  I'll be making this tomorrow...cleaned an organized my pantry and found all kinds of nutty, fruity bits that weren't expired!  Yay me! I'll be chowing nola sooon!

I think it's the honey that makes it clump up, but I don't know for sure yet!  Undecided
THIS ROCKS   Logged

MareMare
Global Moderator
Guest Blogger
Bath and Beauty Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Soapmakers do it with bubbles
Offline Offline

Posts: 17862
Joined: 25-Apr-2007

Don't be a soap licker


View Profile WWW
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2010 09:22:58 PM »

That looks so good! I love making granola and never would have thought to make it in the crockpot! Go Lapoli!

Randomness~ Bob's Red Mill is a Portland company, they have a really cool store with a cafe near their warehouse/production center
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Soaps by MareMare Blog Updated! 3/19

~Calling all Quilters! It's time to join the 2014 Quiltalong!~

Love painting your nails? Check out the Awesome Manicure Thread!
sazzra
Offline Offline

Posts: 872
Joined: 20-Jul-2008

You have vampire in your cleavage


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2010 06:22:47 AM »

Another reason to buy a crockpot Cheesy

And I thought whole linseeds were kind of the point - they 'sweep' you so I just looked it up. Apparently, I've been eating them wrongly for ages Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

No longer swapping, so please ignore any expressions of interest in the Ideas thread


Heavens defend me from that Welsh fairy, lest he transform me to a piece of cheese!
SunflowerSmiles
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4063
Joined: 08-Mar-2008


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2010 12:55:27 PM »

 got it in the cooker!  I added a few extra things...cause..cle an out pantry and all...I added some Bob's dried coconut and a bag of raisins, cranberry's, pistachios, walnuts...extra butter (1 cup) cause I wanted to be all Paula Dean like and about 3/4 cup honey.....and I only had quick cook oats...don' t know how it'll turn out but ...exciiiiiiited!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

This and That... my main blog. Drop by and say "Hello!"
  Sew Stuffed a blog about the dolls and stuffies I make
    Pinterest
jungrrl
Global Moderator
Crafty Business Advice Moderator
Toys, Dolls, and Playthings Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

I'm a portmanteau.
Offline Offline

Posts: 18612
Joined: 17-Jun-2004

Former Full-time Craftster-er


View Profile WWW
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2010 01:32:54 PM »

whee!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

lapoli
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 4213
Joined: 28-Aug-2005

Catching the Undead Since 2011!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2010 01:37:20 PM »

Oh, wow! Your granola looks so amazing! (And I am going to borrow your idea of using vanilla in there, too!)  Yuuummm! When's breakfast??

Sunflower - Please let me know how it turns out with quick oats!  The recipe I started with said to only use the rolled oats so I've never even thought about trying it with anything else.  I'm curious to hear how yours will turn out!

How anyone can live without a crockpot is a complete mystery to me. 
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 9 Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Verena Von Pfetten: Fashion Expert
How to Wear Stylish Belts
How to Wear Scarves in New York
How to Wear Wellies
How to Wear a Knit Hat
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Fairy Garden
CrafTATstic Crafty Tattoos: 30th Birthday Tattoo
April 17, 2014 Featured Projects

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.