Cranberry-Orange & Pecan Skillet Granola
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes • Serves: 6
3/4 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Challenge® Unsalted Butter
1/4 cup pure honey
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon Morton & Bassett® Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Morton & Bassett® Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
1/4 cup whole flaxseeds
3 tablespoons finely chopped sweetened dried cranberries
1.In large skillet, cook oats and pecans over medium heat 10 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant, stirring frequently; remove skillet from heat.
2.In small microwave-safe bowl, heat butter in microwave oven on high 30 seconds or until melted; whisk in honey, orange zest, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt and ginger. Pour butter mixture over oat mixture; stir to coat. Stir in apricots, flaxseeds and cranberries; cool. Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 1 week. Makes about 2 cups.
Approximate nutritional values per serving:
252 Calories, 15g Fat (3g Saturated), 9mg Cholesterol,
168mg Sodium, 29g Carbohydrates, 5g Fiber, 4g Protein
Chef Tip:To reduce the amount of sugar in the granola, use reduced-sugar or unsweetened dried cranberries.