Slow cooker pecan and date granola

    3 hours 5 min

    This easy granola is perfect for the colder months and will make your house smell of toasted pecans, maple syrup and cinnamon! Top it off with chopped dates for added sweetness.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 tablespoons apple sauce
    • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
    • 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon maple extract
    • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
    • 250g oats
    • 100g chopped pecans
    • 145g Medjool dates, pitted and chopped

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:3hr  ›  Ready in:3hr5min 

    1. Pour apple sauce, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and maple extracts, hemp seeds 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 tray lined with parchment and allow to cool completely. Add chopped dates and mix well. Store in an airtight container.


    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 extra protein.

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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 cereal. Thanks for the recipe!  -  11 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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? They are listed in the ingredients and never mentioned again... Perhaps someone can correct this.  -  13 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  21 Sep 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)