This nutty, lightly sweetened granola is as healthy as it is delicious. The rolled oats provide ample fiber, while the pecans lend a punch of protein and the honey adds a touch of natural sweetness.
Serve it with milk for breakfast, crumble it over yogurt with fresh fruit for a healthy snack, or sprinkle it over frozen yogurt or ice cream for dessert.
Honey Pecan Granola
Total prep time: 30 minutes
Active time: 5 minutes
Inactive time: 25 minutes
Yield or Number Served: 4 cups
3 cups rolled oats
1 1/3 cups pecan halves, coarsely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/3 cup honey
1 tablespoon hot water
3 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat the oven to 325°F. Cover a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the oats and pecans in a large mixing bowl and add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
Combine the honey and hot water in a small bowl. Stir the melted butter into the bowl and mix well.
Drizzle the honey-butter mixture over the oat mixture, scraping all the liquid from the bowl with a spatula. Toss the mixture thoroughly to ensure the liquid coats the dry ingredients evenly.