With a new school year about to start, I need to get our mornings organized so we can get what we need to accomplished. I am not a big, elaborate breakfast person, but I do want to feed my family something healthy!
One of our favorite quick and easy breakfasts is this crockpot granola. I’ve been making it for years. It’s the simplest, best, granola recipe I’ve ever tried. It’s absolutely delicious, takes literally minutes to throw into the crockpot, and makes the house smell WONDERFUL too!
I always double it, making part into bars, which make a great portable snack or quick breakfast-on-the-run. I adapted the original recipe I was given years ago to use coconut oil rather than canola/vegetable oil and added nuts. Any nut will work, I generally use walnuts, but have used both pecans and almonds as well. I like to add chocolate chips when I make it into bars. My source for the coconut oil and shredded coconut is Tropical Traditions. They have excellent products and great information on the health benefits.
5 cups rolled oats (follow these directions for soaking the oats first to maximize their nutritional value and digestibility)
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup raw honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 cup chopped nuts, your choice (follow these directions for soaking the nuts to maximize their nutritional value and digestibility)