Basic granola—or designer granola! Keep this recipe simple for a plain but delicious granola, or pump it up with antioxidants by tossing in your favorite combination of dried fruits, nuts, and seeds.

4 cups (300 g) old-fashioned rolled oats

1/2 cup (113 g) honey

3 tablespoons (45 ml) vegetable oil

Spray the crock of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

In the slow cooker, stir the oats, honey, and oil together. Partially cover, propping the lid open with a twist of foil or a wooden skewer to allow the moisture to escape. Cook on low for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours, or until the oat morsels are roasted dry and golden ...

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