This Slow Cooker Apple and Granola Breakfast Cobbler Recipe is filling and healthy too. Made in the crockpot for a quick, easy, and cozy breakfast.
This recipe has had me back in the testing kitchen more than a few times.
When I tested this recipe at first, the granola on the edges started to burn.
So, I went back to the drawing board with this recipe. I researched slow cookers and granola and found out that granola does have a strong tendency to burn along the edges of the slow cookers. The sides of the slow cooker get way too hot for the granola that sits along the edge. They usually go from golden to black, within a couple of hours. Yuck!
My next step was to find a solution to this frustrating issue of granola burning all of the time. Where there is a will there is a way – that’s what I always say. Hence, the foil cake pan. There is a method to my madness – trust me. The foil will mold to whatever shape your crockpot is (mine is oval). The cake foil pan is deep enough to hold the granola and form a barrier between the hot sides of the slow cooker and the delicate granola.
This is the foil cake pan filled with granola and placed into my slow cooker.
The apples fit nicely too. I wanted to try the recipe without the added juice (which was only there to prevent the granola from burning in the first place), so I omitted the juice from my recipe, placed the slow cooker on low, and baked the granola cobbler for 9 hours.
I watched that slow cooker like a hawk. I checked on the granola all day long and there was not even a little hint of them burning. The foil barrier is a success. As you can see the granola bits are dark golden, but that is due to the melted butter and brown sugar caramelization.
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Tips and Tricks for this Slow Cooker Apple Granola Breakfast:
- use a foil cake pan or another foil pan with high sides to aid in cooking granola without burning it
- make sure all of the granola is safely at the bottom of the foil pan so it has a buffer between it and the hot sides of the slow cooker
- this is not necessary, but you can add some apple juice for extra moisture to the inside of the pan or even at the bottom of the slow cooker
- cook on high for a quick breakfast or slowly for 6-8 hours
Other Breakfast Recipes
Cherry and Cheesecake Coffee Cake Danish Ring – so easy to make
Finally, here’s the recipe for Slow Cooker Apple and Granola Breakfast Cobbler RecipePrint
Slow Cooker Apple Cobbler
A delicious apple and cinnamon granola breakfast for the slow cooker.
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 2-6
- Total Time: 6 hours
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 1 foil cake pan inserted into the slow cooker
- 8 apples that have been cored, peeled and sliced up
- 1 Tbsp. of lemon juice
- 1 tsp. of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. of unsalted butter – melted
- 2 cups of your favorite granola
- Serve with more granola
- Heavy cream (the best) Half and Half, milk, or yogurt
- walnuts or any other type of nut
- Pour the granola into the bottom of the foil pan
- Mix the apples and lemon juice
- Add brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter to the apples – mix in
- Pour apples over the granola
- cook with the lid on and the temperature on high for 2-4 hours
- Take the lid off and fold the granola from the bottom of the pan into the apples
- Serve in bowls topped with heavy cream, yogurt, or milk plus more granola (if you want a crunch) and walnuts
If you want a bread-like texture from your granola, pour 1-2 cups of apple juice into the pan. It will fluff the granola up quite nicely into a bread pudding-like texture.
Adjusting the time period to cook longer – you can cook on low for 6-8 hours