Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola

5 from 2 votes
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Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola - with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you'll enjoy the flavors of the season in this crunchy topping for your yogurt. Perfect for a Christmas morning brunch, or to give as a gift! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan option

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Slow cooker eggnog granola is a lightly sweet, crunchy addition to your morning yogurt. With hints of vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon, made easily with your crock pot. Whether you put out a bowl on your Christmas morning brunch or package it as gifts, you’ll enjoy the flavors of the season in this Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola. And eggnog isn’t just for holidays. This is a great back to school crock pot recipe, too!

Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola

Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola - with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you'll enjoy the flavors of the season in this crunchy topping for your yogurt. Perfect for a Christmas morning brunch, or to give as a gift! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan option

You know those things you look at, and you are about, and you want to just sink your teeth right in or slurp it down because you just imagine that it’s going to be this perfectly heavenly treat? And then you take a bite or a sip are sadly mistaken. It’s not that you don’t like it. It’s that it just tastes different than you anticipated. It’s like food deception, and it’s such a letdown.

I have this issue with cannoli. I look at cannoli, and I see this crispy shell filled with fluffy goodness, and I imagine that it’s going to be a light, sweet crispy crunch and basically a mouthful of frosting. Except that it totally not what it tastes like. It tastes good, but not really what I wanted, and so I’m always disappointed.

Coffee drinks are another one. I enjoy cold, sweet, frapped up things when it is warm out, so I think that’s going to translate into enjoying a hot version. I get all excited for my mocha goodness, I take a sip, and then I’m all like, bleh. It still tastes like coffee. Why when it’s cold and frosty and flavored with yummy things does it taste good, and yet when all of those yummy things are in the hot version, it still has the bitterness of coffee. I don’t get it.

Another one? Eggnog. Every Christmas pour myself a glass, thinking I’m going to be drinking liquid gold. Yeah, not so much. I don’t know what it is, but I just don’t like it. Now eggnog flavored stuff, like Eggnog Crumb Cake, that’s a whole different story. The creamy spiced flavor that I don’t really enjoy drinking actually tastes quite delicious when incorporated into cakes, pies, and even a healthier option like this slow cooker eggnog granola…

Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola - with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you'll enjoy the flavors of the season in this crunchy topping for your yogurt. Perfect for a Christmas morning brunch, or to give as a gift! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan option

Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola has just the perfect amount of eggnoggyness.

And it’s super easy to make. Oats, nuts, flax seed for some superfood goodness, then flavor it up with nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and yes, real eggnog. You can use dairy free eggnog for a vegan option. I keep it healthier by using all natural coconut sugar, but you can always use brown sugar to sweeten it up. And then, because I wanted some creamy bits to evoke the creaminess of eggnog, I added chopped white chocolate. White chocolate chips work too! Then in a couple hours you’ll have a pile of crunchy goodness and your house will smell super yummy!

Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola - with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you'll enjoy the flavors of the season in this crunchy topping for your yogurt. Perfect for a Christmas morning brunch, or to give as a gift! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan option

If you don’t keep it all for yourself, this eggnog granola would make a great gift. Just package it in some little jars with cute ribbon and you are good to go!

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5 from 2 votes

Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola

With hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you'll enjoy the flavors of the season in this crunchy topping for your yogurt. Perfect for a Christmas morning brunch, or to give as a gift!
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 40 mins
Servings: 12 servings (1/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup eggnog regular or a dairy free version, like Silk Almond Nog
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil canola oil, or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar or brown sugarr
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips or coarsely chopped white chocolate

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, almonds, and flax.
  • In a small bowl, combine the eggnog, oil, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and salt.
  • Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and toss until it is evenly distributed and moistened.
  • Place into your slow cooker, put on the lid and prop the lid open slightly.
  • Cook on high for 2-2 1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes until dried and lightly browned.
  • Allow to cool and stir chocolate. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 208 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 192mg5%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 64mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Slow Cooker Eggnog Granola - with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and nutmeg, you'll enjoy the flavors of the season in this crunchy topping for your yogurt. Perfect for a Christmas morning brunch, or to give as a gift! | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free, vegan option

 

15 Comments
  1. karen Oliver

    I like to make chocolate coal candy using marshmallow and chocolate cereal. These are dunked in creamy chocolate and sprinkled with black sugar crystals.

  2. So, I’m actually a total eggnog junkie. No lie. I’d chug a carton a day if I could, except for the fact that’s there’s a zillion calories in that stuff. So a granola that lets me get my eggnog fix with a little less guilt? Heck yeah. I’m all over that.

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