Thursday, July 30, 2015

Blueberry Granola Coated Pork Chops with a Blueberry Sauce

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Today I'm posting a recipe for the Golden Girl Granola Blogger Recipe Challenge. Golden Girl Granola sent me a free sample of their Bluesberry Granola to try out in a new recipe. The only kick was…the recipe had to be an entree! I mean normally I have granola with milk or sprinkled on yogurt, so coming up with an entree recipe was a challenge. But a challenge I was up for!
I think that blueberry and pork pair extremely well together, so I used my normal Pork Cutlet recipe and replaced the breadcrumbs with ground up blueberry granola. Then I topped it with a sweet and savory blueberry sauce that complemented the pork and granola coating perfectly. The result was a perfectly moist and slightly sweet version of my favorite pork recipe. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe


For the pork chops:

  • 1 cup blueberry granola (such as Golden Girl Bluesberry Granola)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1 1/2 lbs. pork cutlets, thinly sliced
  • Canola or vegetable oil
For the blueberry sauce:
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

For the pork: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Add granola to a food processor or blender. Pulse until granola turns in to crumbs. Pour into a shallow plate and set aside.

In a shallow plate, mix flour, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. In separate plate, whisk eggs.

Dip each cutlet in flour, then egg mixture, then granola crumbs, allowing excess to drip off in between each plate.

Heat 1 tbsp. canola oil over medium-low heat. Cook pork on each side until brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining cutlets, adding more oil if necessary.

Keep warm in a 200 degree F oven.

For the sauce: Add blueberries, water, brown sugar and balsamic vinegar to a small pan. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Continue to cook until reduced by half, stirring often.

Top pork chops with blueberry sauce.

Source: SK Original

Monday, July 20, 2015

Peanut Butter Fruit Dip with Yogurt and Honey

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Hey all! Sorry for being M.I.A. the past few weeks. We closed on our new house this past Friday (yay!) so we've been busy with that, packing and trying to get our current house ready for its new owner. We also find out the gender of our new baby this Thursday (double YAY!) so I just haven't had too much time to focus on the blog. But don't worry, I'll be back soon!
That being said, it was nice to get back onto the blog and post a new recipe for today! I didn't want to pass up my SRC post, and the Happy Go Lucky blog had a perfect recipe for me to make. It only required three ingredients and I could whip it up for a quick snack for Bradley and me. We are both obsessed with fruit these days (he's all about strawberries, blueberries and grapes, while I've been obsessing over mangoes), and all types are a perfect accompaniment to this dip. It's quick, healthy and super yummy. Enjoy!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 (5.3 oz.) container plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • Fruit, cut up, for serving
Combine yogurt, peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Serve with fruit.
Source: Happy Go Lucky