Toasted Hazelnuts & Toasted Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hazelnuts or any nuts
  • Nonstick spray

Directions

  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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  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

Waldorf Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples
  • 2 stalks celery
  • ½ cup seedless grapes
  • ⅓ cup nuts (optional)
  • ½ cup low-fat plain or vanilla yogurt

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Wash apples, celery, and grapes. Dice apples (leave peels on). Dice celery. Cut grapes in half.
  3. Chop nuts into small pieces.
  4. Combine apples, celery, grapes, nuts, and yogurt.
  5. Toss gently and serve immediately. Serve alone or in pita bread as a sandwich.
  6. Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to one day.

Makes 6 servings

Fruity Overnight Oats

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup low-fat or fat-free milk
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon dried ginger (optional)
  • ½ cup dried fruit
  • ½ cup chopped apple
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  1. In medium bowl, combine oats, yogurt, and milk. Stir until combined
  2. Cover and refrigerate for 6 to 12 hours, or overnight.
  3. After refrigerating, add dried and fresh fruit, and mix gently.
  4. Serve in small bowls.
  5. Sprinkle each serving with chopped nuts. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Makes 5 servings

Green Beans, Cranberries and Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 8-oz. can of green beans (½ lb. fresh or 2 cups frozen) 
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries 
  • 1½ Tablespoon chopped nuts (such as sliced almonds) 
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (optional) 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper salt  

Directions

  1. Drain and rinse green beans. If using fresh, snap into 4 inch pieces and cook until soft. 
  2. Add cranberries, honey and nuts and stir well.  Serve hot, sprinkled with choice of seasonings.

Makes 4 servings

Nut-Crusted Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, pork tenderloin chops (or 4 ½-inch slices of pork loin)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups finely chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc.)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  3. Whisk eggs in shallow dish
  4. Mix almonds, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a separate dish
  5. Pound pork out until it is about 1/4-inch thick
  6. Take one slice of pork and dip both sides into egg mixture, and then dip in the almond mixture. Dip pork back into egg mixture, followed by almond mixture.
  7. Repeat until each pork chop is completely coated.
  8. Place pork onto baking sheet.
  9. Bake at 375°F for 15-20 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 145° F.

Makes 4 servings

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