Sweet 'n' Crunchy Yogurt Topping

Sweet 'n' Crunchy Yogurt Topping

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Rolled oats are toasted with nuts and brown sugar for a crunchy treat to serve with yogurt. Make the topping ahead and store it to enjoy anytime.

Ingredients 20 servings

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups regular rolled oats
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts and/or almonds
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar or brown sugar substitute equivalent to ¼ cup brown sugar (see Tip)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 10 cups plain fat-free yogurt


  • Prep

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  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine rolled oats, nuts, brown sugar, oil, salt, and, if desired, cinnamon. Spread in an even layer in prepared baking pan. Bake about 25 minutes or until golden brown, stirring twice.
  3. Spread on a large piece of foil to cool. For each serving, spoon ½ cup of the yogurt into a parfait glass or dessert dish; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of the oat mixture. Store oat mixture in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
  • Tip: if using sugar substitute, choose from Sweet 'N Low® Brown or Sugar Twin® Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to ¼ cup brown sugar. Nutrition per serving with substitute: same as below, except 139 calories, 16 g carbohydrate, 10 g sugar.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ½ cup yogurt and 2 tablespoons oat mixture
  • Per serving: 150 calories; 5 g fat(1 g sat); 1 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 22 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 9 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 250 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 110 mg sodium; 364 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, ½ milk, ½ starch

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