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This homemade Slow Cooker Granola recipe is a game-changer – it tastes amazing, is full of all the good stuff and costs just £0.19 per portion.

Healthy granola recipe made in the slow cooker.

In this latest recipe in my slow cooker collection, I thought it might be a nice idea to give you an easy and cost effective option for breakfast. Why oh why is shop bought granola so expensive?! This slow cooker version costs just £0.19 per portion (at the time of writing).

This healthy Granola recipe will stop you reaching for the convenience in the morning. It’s made with a few simple ingredients and can be made in one slow cooker batch, ready for the week or weekend ahead. I think the whole family will love the oaty, nutty, fruity, crunchy taste.

You can zhuzh it up a bit by adding your own toppings or extras, or you could even package it up in pretty cellophane or a brown paper bag as a nice homemade gift for someone.

You’ll love this recipe because:

✅ Easy five-ingredient recipe

Batch-make ahead for the whole week

Healthy and delicious breakfast bowl

Homemade granola made in the slow cooker for the whole familyFAQs about this Slow Cooker Granola Recipe

How long will the batch keep for?

Homemade granola will be at its best when kept in an airtight container once cooled within the first week or two. If you can resist for longer (unlikely!) it will stay fine for up to about a month.

What kind of slow cooker would you recommend?

The Morphy Richards Sear & Stew Slow Cooker is my all-time favourite because you can use it for initial browning on the hob and it’s really light. For induction hobs, I recommend the Lakeland Digital 6.5l Slow Cooker instead.

I also have to tell you about this Tp Link Tapo Smart Plug, which allows you to switch the slow cooker from your phone while you’re out!

Do I need a non-stick slow cooker for this recipe?

The slow cooker I’ve recommended is a non-stick pan, but if yours isn’t non-stick, you will need to spray or brush it really well with oil before you pour in the granola.

What fruit and nut mix should I use?

I used a general mixed pack of dried fruit and nuts, which worked very well, but you can use whichever combination you fancy. Mine had coconut in too, which tasted so good and gave it a lovely ‘bite’.

How many portions does this make?

This recipe makes about eight portions (50g each), but you could always double the ingredients to make an extra batch for the cupboard. (It may take slightly longer to cook.)

What can I serve with the granola?

This recipe is so versatile that you can have it with a lot of things and have different breakfasts each day. I love it on its own with milk or mixed with some Greek yoghurt and fresh berries on top. You can even make it into Granola Bars!

Healthy granola recipe made in the slow cooker.

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Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ by the recipe.Also, if you’d like to show me a photo by tagging me on Instagram (@tamingtwins) I LOVE to see your creations.

5 from 19 votes

Slow Cooker Granola Recipe

This healthy Granola Recipe made in the slow cooker is perfect for breakfast batch cooking. Tasty, easy and full of goodness.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 Egg whites
  • 250 g Jumbo oats
  • 6 tbsp Honey
  • 150 g Mixed nuts and fruit
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon


  • Whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy, but not stiff.
  • Mix in all of the other ingredients until coated well.
  • Pour into the slow cooker and cook on HIGH. Leave the lid on, but slightly ajar to let the moisture out. Stir it gently just to check it's not sticking after 1 hour. It will take 2-3 hours to cook. Stop it cooking when it's just starting to get crunchy (it won't be fully crunchy, only around the edges, the rest will 'crunch' as it cools.)
  • Pour it out onto a baking sheet or sheet of baking paper to let it cool and harden. Store in an airtight container when it's cold.


Spray or brush your slow cooker with oil before you pour in the granola mix if your machine isn't non-stick!
Keep in an air-tight container for up to one month.
Fruit and nuts:
Use whichever mixture you prefer. I used a general mix with added coconut, which was delicious.


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 8gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 247mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Family Food
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  1. 5 stars
    I didn’t have jumbo oats so just used porridge oats. I think maybe the temeperature on my slow cooker is a bit high as when I came back to it after 3hrs some of it was very, very well done!! Didn’t matter, managed to salvage most of it & was delicious!

  2. I’m just making my third batch of this in as many weeks – there is no way it lasts a month in our house! It’s so delicious and much healthier, and super easy!

  3. 5 stars
    Hi Sarah. I make a double batch of this every Sunday for my husbands breakfast for the week. He thinks it’s better than shop bought! High praise indeed!! Thanks.

  4. 5 stars
    I made the granola a couple of days ago. Really easy, I found that just over 2 hours was enough cooking time. It’s really tasty and I will make this again.

  5. Hi Sarah, This looks delish! My little boy is allergic to egg. Do you think I could swap the egg white for something else? On a separate note, your meal plans have sustained us for the last couple of weeks. I cant thank you enough!

    1. Hi Penny, I haven’t tried it but when I researched this there are other recipes online that use Coconut Oil as a binding agent, I went with egg whites as lower fat and added protein. You could try coconut oil 🙂