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Slow Cooker Crunchy Granola


It’s all good! This crunchy and slightly sweet granola has just enough fat and protein in addition to dietary fiber to make it a filling choice for breakfast or a snack. Oats, a whole grain, provide fiber and B-vitamins, while almonds, pecans, and olive oil provide heart healthy unsaturated fats.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup raw slivered almonds
  • ½ cup raw pecan halves
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (or 2 large) egg whites
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. almond extract
  • ½ cup rai

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, almonds, pecans, cinnamon, and salt. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, olive oil, egg whites, and almond extract until thoroughly combined.
  2. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and gently mix until thoroughly combined and
  3. all of the moisture is distributed.
  4. Spray the inside of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray, and add the granola ingredients to the cooker.
  5. Keeping the lid to the slow cooker ajar, cook for 2-2 ½ hours on high, stirring every 30 minutes.
  6. If pieces of the granola start to cook too quickly, change the setting to low.
  7. Once finished cooking, spread the granola out on a sheet pan to cool, and add the dried fruit.

Makes 25 ¼ cup servings. Each serving is 120 kcals, 8g fat, 11g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, and 3g protein.

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30 May 2017


By BRPM Staff

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