6 Surprising Things You Can Make in Your Crock-Pot

Sunny Chanel | Mar 16, 2014 Food & Party

crock pot recipesThere are certain things I regularly use my Crock-Pot for: slow-cooked beef, chicken soup, pork loin, and stew. Those are all classic slow-cooker fare, but you know what I'm finding out? My Crock-Pot can do much more -- SO much more.

I love my slow cooker. It's convenient and easy to use, and any busy mom will sing its praises as an old-school yet totally awesome must-have appliance. But my slow-cooker skills have been limited -- until now! I have recently discovered that there are so many other concoctions that can be created in my humble Crock-Pot.

Check out these 6 cool things you probably didn't know you could make in your Crock-Pot!

  • Granola


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    There is something so great about homemade granola -- the main thing being that you can make it YOUR way with whatever dried fruits and nuts you desire. And the best part? It's crazy easy! Just throw the items along with some butter into your Crock-Pot and let it cook.

  • Apple Butter


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    I never think of using my slow cooker to make things to jar or can, but this simple Crock-Pot apple butter recipe is a great example of how to use it for something for your pantry. And the result is delicious!

  • Caramel


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    Oh my God, do I love caramel. It has got to be one of my favorite things ever. And when it's homemade, it's even better. I love the concept of throwing your caramel ingredients in a slow cooker and coming back later to some creamy, rich, sweet goodness! Here's a good Crock-Pot caramel recipe to try!

  • Yogurt


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    I would never have thought of making yogurt in my Crock-Pot ... like, ever. But as it turns out, it's something that can be done in various incarnations from basic to Greek. 

  • Dinner Rolls


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    When I think of making baked goods, I think of an oven as the way to do it. But apparently you can make such things as dinner rolls in your Crock-Pot. Which is really handy to know, especially when your oven is already occupied!

  • French Toast


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    One of my absolute favorite brunch dishes is French toast, and I cannot wait to try this Crock-Pot version. The butter and brown sugar topping, slow-cooked, really sounds irresistible. Here's a good Crock-Pot French toast recipe.

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