What you need:
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
- 1/4 cup honey
What to do:
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Line a 9-inch-square baking pan with foil, allowing foil to extend over sides. Spray with non-stick cooking spray.
- Mix oats, cranberries, almonds, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl.
- Combine butter, sugar and honey in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts and the mixture begins to boil. Add vanilla and stir. Remove from heat.
- Pour butter over the oats, mixing until well coated. Transfer to prepared pan. Using a spatula, press the oats evenly into pan.
- Bake until top is golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool. Using foil as aid, lift out of pan; place on work surface. Crumble into pieces.
Chef Marcela Valladolid is the face of Food Network's "Mexican Made Easy" and co-host of "The Kitchen" alongside Katie Lee, Geoffrey Zakarian, Sunny Anderson and Jeff Mauro. Marcela is a cookbook author and mom to son Fausto, has launched her own product line at Safeway supermarkets and has started a family-owned tequila line, Hacienda De La Flor.