Baked Pears with Honey & Homemade Granola
Platters overflow with cookies. Pies are piled high. There’s no shortage of sweets on your holiday table, but are any of them healthy? Bring on the baked pears! These festive fruits are warmed and drizzled with raw honey and non-fat Greek yogurt for a nutritious and delicious dessert. Top with a sprinkling of homemade granola to keep the sugar count down and elegance level up.
Baked Pears with Homemade Granola Topping
Recipe by Amy Clevenger, fitfunandfantastic.com
Non-fat Greek yogurt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup sliced almonds
1 banana, mashed
Optional: Apple pie spice
1. To make granola, preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In medium-sized bowl, combine oats, almonds and bananas. Add cinnamon and apple pie spice to taste. Spread on parchment-lined baking pan and bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through. (Tip: Watch carefully so granola doesn’t burn.)
2. To make baked pear, preheat overn to 350 degrees F. Slice fruit in half. Place on foil-covered baking sheet, cut side facing up. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until soft and starting to juice. Remove from oven; drizzle with yogurt and honey and top with granola.
Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include Fantastically-Fit.com and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutheran University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.
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