If you buy pre-chopped nuts, you will save yourself a lot of time here. (Almonds are not fun to chop up) Or, if you have a food processor, throw them in there! UGH! It took me forever to chop up the almonds! Never again! I will drag out the food processor!
I added all things that sounded good to me, but you go ahead and add whatever you would like, substitute things, or add/delete things!
This granola is very versatile! I'm using it with a Apple and Pear Breakfast Cobbler tomorrow, I had it as cereal this morning with milk, it would be great with yogurt and awesome with Ice Cream!
I used a 3 Quart Slow Cooker, but it would have cooked better in a 5 Quart or larger Slow Cooker. Also, you need to stir this frequently, so it's not a leave it while you're at work recipe!
6 cups Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup pecans, chopped
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup flax seed
1 cup craisins
1 cup dehydrated apples, chopped
1 cup apple butter (you find this by the PB&J)
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup maple syrup
Place all ingredients the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix together the apple butter, honey and maple syrup.
Spray your slow cooker insert with non-stick spray.
Pour your granola mixture in there.
Pour the apple butter mixture on top.
Cook on LOW with the lid vented for 4-6 hours stirring frequently until browned and slightly clumpy.
(It won't clump a whole lot)