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Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest is my new favorite breakfast recipe. This baked granola includes only a few simple ingredients and is SO GOOD paired with yogurt in the morning.

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest | Chicago Jogger

 

As I mentioned in my Friday Five post last week, I spent a long weekend in southwest Florida recently. K and I take a trip down south every year to visit C’s grandparents. One of my favorite things to do is order a box of Honeybell oranges from the South Naples Citrus Grove. Our box arrived last week and it’s almost gone. These Honeybells are irresistible!

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest | Chicago Jogger

 

Honeybell oranges are super juicy, which means I end up snacking on one over a towel or let’s be honest, the kitchen sink. Before the oranges are gone I wanted to make a new recipe incorporating orange flavor, and Cashew Butter Granola was the winner.

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest | Chicago Jogger

 

Adding cashew butter to granola makes it taste amazing! I added orange flavor by using orange juice and orange zest from a Honeybell orange. This Cashew Butter Granola is also naturally sweetened with honey. Because I used honey, melted cashew butter, and orange juice, I didn’t need to add any extra oil to the granola.

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest | Chicago Jogger

 

I baked this granola last weekend while C was napping and K was out on a solo cross-country skiing workout {taking advantage of our huge snowfall last week}. He came back starving and snacked on a bowl of granola with yogurt. He told me it was “the best thing he had ever tasted” – definitely a blog-worthy recipe. It may have been the “hanger” talking, but I’ll take it.

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest | Chicago Jogger

 

I stored the baked granola in small glass jars and it has stayed fresh for close to a week. This recipe makes a small batch, 4-6 servings, so I’ll be baking another batch ASAP.

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest | Chicago Jogger

 

Cashew Butter Granola with Orange Zest

A simple breakfast granola recipe, baked on low heat.

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup salted cashews {chopped}
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter {melted}
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp orange zest

Optional Topping

  • 4 tsp orange zest {one tsp per serving}

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

  2. Stir together old-fashioned oats, chopped salted cashews, cashew butter, orange juice, and orange zest.

  3. Spread granola evenly on a covered baking sheet. Bake for 75 minutes, stirring twice {every 30 minutes}.

  4. Optional: Top each bowl of granola with 1 tsp orange zest.

 

{Adapted from Alton Brown’s Food Network Granola Recipe}

 

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