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Granola with Honey-Scented Yogurt and Baked Figs

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Serves 6
  • Hands-on:18 Minutes
  • Total:53 Minutes


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/8 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons honey, divided
  • 9 firm, fresh dark-skinned figs, stemmed and quartered
  • 3 cups plain fat-free Greek yogurt


1. Preheat oven to 300°.

2. Combine oats and pecans in a small bowl. Combine egg white and 1/8 teaspoon vanilla in a medium bowl; beat egg mixture with a mixer at medium speed until foamy. Fold oat mixture into egg white mixture. Combine brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and nutmeg; fold the sugar mixture into oat mixture. Fold in maple syrup.

3. Spread granola evenly on a foil-lined baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 300° for 25 minutes, stirring once. Remove granola from oven; stir to loosen granola from foil. Cool on a wire rack.

4. Increase the oven temperature to 350°.

5. Combine 2 teaspoons honey and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla in a large bowl, and add figs, stirring gently to coat the fruit. Arrange the figs, cut sides up, in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle figs evenly with the remaining 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon and remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt.

6. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until the fig juices begin to bubble. Remove from oven, and cool completely. Combine the remaining 2 tablespoons honey and yogurt in a small bowl. Spoon 1/2 cup yogurt mixture into each of 6 bowls; top each serving with about 2 1/2 tablespoons granola and 6 fig quarters.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 277
  • Fat: 5.6g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Protein: 13.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 45.7g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 152mg
  • Calcium: 117mg

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