Walnut Cluster Snack

  • Yield: 16 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins

Ingredients

-- Vegetable oil spray
3cups quick-cooking oats
1/2cup oat bran
3/4cup coarsely chopped California walnuts
1-- egg white
3/4cup apricot nectar
1/2cup maple syrup
2teaspoons walnut oil
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1-- 9-ounce package dried figs (Mission or Calimyrna preferred), quartered (about 1½ cups)
1-- 6-ounce package dried cranberries (about 1 1/3 cup)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Lightly spray a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with vegetable oil spray.

  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, oat bran, and walnuts.

  3. In a medium bowl, beat the egg white until frothy. Stir in the apricot nectar, maple syrup, walnut oil, and vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture, stirring until moistened. Press the mixture into the prepared pan.

  4. Bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Put the pan on a cooling rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Break up the mixture into small pieces or clusters. Return the clusters to the pan.

  5. Bake for 10 minutes. Put the pan on a cooling rack. Stir in the figs and cranberries. Cool thoroughly.

  6. Store in an airtight container. To serve, put ½-cup portions in snack-size bags or foil muffin cups. Or, portion into decorative bags and tie with colorful ribbon for a healthy and tasty gift.

Mixture will keep in airtight containers up to 1 week. (Freezing is not recommended.)

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 210
  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Fat 6g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 5mg
  • Potassium 180mg
  • Carbohydrate 40g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Sugars 23g
  • Protein 4g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Calcium 6%
  • Iron 10%
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