Mixed Fruit Parfait


  • 1 cup fresh, frozen, or dried fruit of choice (cherries, apples, blueberries, strawberries, peaches, pears, pineapple, etc.)
  • 2 cups low-fat yogurt, vanilla, plain, or your favorite flavor
  • 1/2 cup granola or crushed cereal (optional)


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds. 
  2. If fruit is frozen, allow it to thaw. Cut large pieces of fruit into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Layer a small amount of yogurt and fruit in three glasses.
  4. Repeat layers until glass is full.
  5. Top with granola or crushed cereal (optional).
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Makes 3 servings

Toasted Hazelnuts & Toasted Nuts


  • 1 cup hazelnuts or any nuts
  • Nonstick spray


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  3. Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Arrange nuts in a single layer on sheet.
  4. Toast nuts in oven, stirring occasionally, until brown and fragrant, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove tray from oven. Cover with kitchen towel to steam for 1 minute. Rub nuts in the towel to remove loose skins and cool completely. Alternatively, let nuts sit until cool to touch and rub nuts together with your hands to remove loose skins.
  6. Store in airtight container in pantry for 6 months or in the freezer for up to 1 year.
  7. Enjoy with oatmeal, parfaits, trail mix (Great with our Trail Mix Granola!), or chop and add as topping to your favorite dishes.

Stovetop Directions Heat a medium sized skillet to medium heat. Add nuts and toast until brown and fragrant, stirring frequently, about 5-10 minutes. Follow steps 4-7.

Add Seasonings Coat hazelnuts in nonstick spray and sprinkle on seasonings of choice during step 3. (Cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, cayenne, paprika, dill, etc.)

Makes 1 cup | 4 servings

Trail Mix Granola


  • 6 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2-1  cup dried fruit (cranberries, raisins, apricots, etc.)
  • 1/2-1 cup nuts (hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Nonstick Spray


  1. . Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F. Spray two 9×13 inch baking pans with nonstick spray and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine oats, dried fruit, nuts and cinnamon.
  4. Combine oil, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan and heat slightly.
  5. Pour oil mixture over dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Transfer to the two baking pans.
  6. Bake at 300°F for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time.
  7. Remove from the oven when lightly toasted throughout.
  8. Stir, cool completely, and store in a tightly sealed container.

Makes 15 cups | 30 servings

Peanut Butter Walnut Granola Bars


  • 1 ½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ¾ cup crushed wheat bran flakes cereal
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup dried fruit (optional)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Nonstick spray


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Preheat oven to 300°F and spray an 8×8 inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, combine oats, cereal, walnuts, and dried fruit.
  4. Combine peanut butter, honey, and vanilla in a saucepan and heat until peanut butter melts.
  5. Beat egg in a small bowl and pour over dry ingredients. Pour peanut butter mixture over dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  6. Transfer to the 8×8-inch baking pan and press mixture down firmly.
  7. Bake at 300°F for 30-40 minutes until golden brown on top.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 10 bars

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