Apricots are very good for you. Just three fresh apricots
provide 30 percent of the recommended daily amount for beta-carotene
(Vitamin A). Apricots also provide Vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fiber
among other nutrients.
Makes 20 servings
3 cups rolled oats
2 cups wheat bran
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cups pecan halves, broken
1 cup almonds, coarsely chopped or slivered
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup honey, melted
1 1/3 cup dried apricots, quartered (one 6-ounce
3/4 cup raisins
Apricot Oat Nut Snack Mix
- Preheat oven 325 degrees F.
- In a large bowl, combine rolled oats and next six ingredients;
- Drizzle oil over mixture and toss until coated.
- Drizzle melted honey and continue tossing until coated, mixture
should be clumpy.
- Divide mixture onto two cookie sheets, spreading evenly. In
top third of oven, bake 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven; stir with wooden spoon, mixing thoroughly.
- Continue to bake 30 minutes more, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Return snack mix to bowl; add dried fruits. Toss gently and
- Can be stored for two weeks in airtight containers or frozen
up to two months.
Makes 3 dozen balls
- 1 1/2 cups whole, unsalted almonds
- 2 cups dried apricots
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons almond extract
- 1/2 cup sweetened, shredded coconut
- Blend all ingredients until a dough-like ball is formed.
- Roll into 1-inch balls.
Makes about 3 dozen sugar plums
- 1 cup pecans or sunflower seeds
- zest of 1 orange
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 cup chopped pitted dates
- 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1/2 cup chopped pitted prunes
- powdered sugar or shredded coconut, optional
Sugar Plum Recipe
- Place all the ingredients except the powdered sugar or coconut
in a food processor.
- Pulse the mixture three to four times to combine, then process
until a paste forms - about four or five minutes.
- Transfer the paste to a mixing bowl and form the sugar plums
by rolling about two tablespoons of the paste in the palms of
your hands until a round ball forms.
- Roll in the powdered sugar or shredded coconut
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