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Slow Cooker Granola Nut-Free Dairy-Free

Dairy-free & nut-free granola is hard to find at the store.

And the ones I do find can be quite pricey.

So make healthy, allergy-friendly, frugal homemade granola yourself!

We have a slow cooker recipe you’re going to love.

See the easy recipe below.

 

homemade dairy & nut free granola

 

Once upon a time I tried making homemade granola in the oven.

But when the directions said to keep a close eye because it burns easily…

I knew I was in trouble. 

This mama gets distracted too easily to take that chance, ha ha!

So when I saw my friend Stacy successfully making granola in the slow cooker, I had to try.

Turns out, it works perfectly!

As long as I set a timer to give it a good stir every 30 minutes, no more burnt granola.

For my first batch, I cut the recipe to 1/4 the measurements.

But now we make the full recipe every time. It’s that good.

Once it’s cooled, I store it in an airtight container, and it lasts us a week. 

With my slow cooker, this recipe takes about two hours.

And the cinnamon and brown sugar smell AMAZING so I sure do enjoy those couple hours. 

Slow cookers vary, though. 

When the granola is finally dry, it’s done.

I love that this can easily be made dairy-free.

But it’s incredible that we can also make it nut-free for our tree nut allergy. 

For dairy-free, be sure to use dairy-free butter.

For nut-free, check out these allergy-friendly seeds.

This company is awesome!

I love using both their sunflower seeds and their pumpkin seeds in this recipe, especially.

And they sell dried fruit that would work splendidly in your granola, too.

Now how do we eat such a big batch of granola?

WAYS TO EAT HOMEMADE GRANOLA

  • On dairy-free yogurt
  • As cereal with dairy-free milk
  • Over oatmeal
  • On chia pudding
  • Or eaten plain!

Here’s our favorite dairy-free yogurt.

And here’s our chia pudding recipe!

Now here’s my version of a slow cooker granola recipe.

Dairy-free. Nut-Free. Frugal.

dairy and nut free granola recipe

HOMEMADE GRANOLA NUT DAIRY FREE

Granola Ingredients

3 cups old fashioned oats (not quick cooking)
3 cups rice crispy cereal
1 cup raisins
1 cup pumpkin or sunflower seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds (optional)
1/4 cup chia seeds (optional)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil or dairy-free butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

How to Make Homemade Granola

In a small saucepan, melt brown sugar, syrup, oil or butter together. 

In a large slow cooker, combine oats, cereal, raisins, seeds, cinnamon, and salt.

Pour melted sugar, syrup, oil or butter into the slow cooker. 

Toss the granola mixture until evenly coated. 

Cook in slow cooker on low heat 2-3 hours, tossing every 30 minutes so it doesn’t burn. 

Keep slow cooker lid cracked so moisture can escape and granola doesn’t stay soggy. 

As the granola starts to become cooked and dry, check and stir often. 

When granola is crunchy and cooked, spread it on napkins to cool. 

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

Hope you love this dairy-free and nut-free granola recipe as much as we do!

This recipe was inspired by my friend Stacy at Humorous Homemaking.

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