Fruit & Nut Muffins


  • 3 cups + 2 Tablespoons CNP Master Mix (click link or download the recipe card below)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 11/4 cups low fat-milk
  • 2-4 Tablespoons chopped almonds, walnuts, pecans, or other nuts
  • 3/4-1 cup drained and chopped canned or frozen and thawed pears, peaches, or other fruit
  • Nonstick spray or muffin tin papers


  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Coat 12 muffin pan cups with nonstick spray or place muffin papers in each tin.
  4. Combine CNP Master Mix and sugar.
  5. In a separate bowl, blend together egg and milk. Add to dry ingredients. Stir gently just until dry ingredients are moistened. Mixture should be lumpy.
  6. Fold in chopped nuts and fruit.
  7. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full.
  8. Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins

Nut-Crusted Pork Chops


  • 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


  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

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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