Sweet 'n' Crunchy Yogurt Topping

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.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
20 servings


  • 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 1/4 cup brown sugar (see Tip)

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (Optional)

  • 10 cups plain fat-free yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees 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 1/2 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(R) Brown or Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1/4 cup brown sugar. Nutrition per serving with substitute: same as below, except 139 calories, 16 g carbohydrate, 10 g sugar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

150 Calories
5g Fat
18g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 150
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 9g 17%
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Vitamin A 10IU 0%
Vitamin C 1mg 1%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Sodium 110mg 5%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 52mg 12%
Potassium 364mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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