Cinnamon Crunch Granola

I’ve decided to edit this post because, well, my recipe has evolved!

This summer we decided to add this basic crock pot granola to our farmer’s market table each week and even though this granola is already great, we’ve come up with some pretty exciting changes – for the better.

Depending on what I have in the pantry (honey, agave nectar or maple syrup), the recipe changes. Each of our customers has their favorite conbo. Honey Cinnamon, Agave Cinnamon and Maple Cinnamon Crunch Granola — all ready for the market tonight!

It’s still crock pot granola, and it’s still very simple. Our changes, besides the name (for marketing purposes), are: a larger yield, the liquids – less oil, addition of agave – and that the granola is baked in the oven (just for 5 mintes!) afterward.

So after these years of experimenting (and almost a full summer reworking) with one of my favorite breakfast fares, I’m excited to {re}share my recipe!



Simple Crock Pot Granola


5 c. quick oats
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/2 c. agave nectar or local honey
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together with a rubber spatula in a large bowl (or directly in the crock pot if you want!).

Cook on the high setting for 1 hour and 30 minutes, stirring about every twenty minutes to make sure it doesn’t burn.

At some point, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. After the granola is finished in the crock pot, transfer it to a non-greased baking tray and spread it evenly across the tray. Bake for five minutes. Yep, that’s it!

Remove granola from the oven and allow at least thirty minutes of cooling time.

Break apart your granola – I usually use a metal spoon and my clean, bare hands – and fill your desired granola containers!


It should be crunchy, with just enough salt and sweetness!


We’ve been fortunate enough to experiment with this recipe all summer long, and have found some delicious additions for this granola! After it has cooled, try some of these mix-ins:

  • dark chocolate chunks or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • dried cranberries, blueberries, or cherries
  • raisins and dried apples
  • walnuts and pecans
  • any mixture of the above! Make your granola your own!

Our top seller at the market this year has been our homemade scones, and this granola – just plain, with no add-ins. I’m excited to continue making it because that means what doesn’t fit into the mason jars for market day goes in our pantry! 😀


Hope you continue to enjoy this old-but-refreshed recipe!




Have a beautiful day!



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