Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Healthy Cinnamon Crunch Topping


Who doesn't like a lil sugar on top?  I always love a little crunch, too.. on just about anything!  My mom and I got a good laugh when we realized that this recipe was from a 1978 cookbook.  As much as things change, some things are really great when they stay the same.
This recipe is such a yummy little treat to add to ice cream, frozen yogurt, a yogurt parfait, in place of granola... and it's healthy.  Really.  It has wheat germ and flax seed all wrapped up in a sweet, crunchy goodness.  This is so easy to make and store, and a great way to sneak a little "healthy" on top of a not-so-healthy treat.  I think that if you put it on ice cream, it can definitely qualify as "diet" ice cream, right?
Wishing you best dishes and yummy dreams!

xoxo,


Healthy Cinnamon Crunch
adapted from:  Quaker Oats Wholegrain Cookbook, "Cinnamon Add-a-Crunch Topping"

1 1/4 c. oats (instant or regular)
1/3 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 c. I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Light (or regular butter)
1/3 c. wheat germ
1/3 c. flax seed
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1-2 tbsp. chopped nuts (I used pecans)

1.  In a small bowl, mix oats, sugar, wheat germ, flax seed, cinnamon, and nuts.

2.  Place the butter spread in a pan on medium heat.  
3.  Melt the butter, then add the ingredients from the bowl. 
4.  Cook on the stovetop for about 10 minutes, or until the mixture appears golden-brown.
5.  Spread the mixture on a lined cookie sheet to cool.
6.  Store in a glass jar, in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.


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10 comments:

Gloria said...

this look delicious! gloria

Fawn said...

Oh yum! I wonder if I can do this same recipe but substitute for real butter. What do you think?

My hubby and I decided to join Saddleback Church's The Daniel Plan (http://www.danielplan.com/) and give up all things white, all processed foods, caffeine (he's weaning off but I went cold turkey), sugar, etc. I feel awesome! Much more fruits and veggies and no more artificial stuff.

Little Mommy said...

You can! The original recipe is for butter!

MrsFoxsSweets said...

This looks awesome! I would love it on yogurt! Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party :)

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

What a great recipe. I have a feeling I'd just eat it with a spoon, no ice cream included! Found your through Mrs. Fox...glad I did! I'd love for you to join my linky, Crazy Sweet Tuesday, which runs through Friday each week. Have a great day!

Kristen said...

What a fun crunchy topping! I bet it would be great on waffles, too.

Ginny Marie said...

Yum! I pinned it! :)

Little Mommy said...

Thanks Ginny!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Looks delicious! Pat

Chaya said...

This is a great addition to ice cream or yogurt. Yummy. Thanks for sharing it with Let's DO Brunch.