I never thought it would last this long, but believe it or not, I’m still working through my box of Special K Touch of Honey Granola that was so graciously bestowed upon several of us Foodbuzz Tastemakers recently. So far it seems like a lot of you have been enjoying my first Special K recipe, the Breakfast Bananas Foster Parfaits, but who said granola was just for breakfast? Since I’m down to the last couple of cups of this yummy cereal, and the bottom of a cereal bag is usually made up of…. well, crumbs, I thought this would make the perfect topping for a baked dessert.
This dessert is so easy to make that it’s almost unfair, but what makes it even more amazing is how much healthier it is than your standard fruit crisp. There is literally NO extra sugar, NO butter or shortening of any kind, and it still tastes incredibly delicious. And it’s cheeeeeeap! You can make four of these fabulous little desserts for under $3. That’s just $0.75 per dessert! So how in the world can something so inexpensive and healthy taste anywhere near good? Spices, baby! Nutmeg and cinnamon enhance the naturally sweet goodness of the peaches, and since the granola is already sweetened with just a bit of honey, it all comes together beautifully. Those of you lucky enough to have access to your own preserved peaches will find this even more delicious, I’m sure, but I used canned peaches with great results. Lastly, if you don’t have ramekins to bake these in, no worries! You can put the whole thing in a small baking dish and you’ll be fine. But I highly suggest investing in some small ramekins at some point! You can find them at any kitchen store or even discount stores nowadays, and you’ll find you’ll use them for more than just fun little baked things
Okay, it’s time for dessert!
Easy Peach Crisp with Special K Granola (makes 4 individual desserts; total cost per serving: $0.75)2 cans of sliced peaches, drained
1 c Special K Touch of Honey Granola
1/8 t ground cinnamon
1/8 t ground nutmeg
2 T honeyPreheat the oven to 400°. Place the peach slices in a medium bowl and add the honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and about 1/3 cup of the granola, and mix together until completely combined. Place the peach mixture into the ramekins, sprinkle with extra granola, and bake for 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and the filling is nice & bubbly. Serve by themselves or with a small side of vanilla ice cream or yogurt, and enjoy!