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Gorp Sundae



Serves 4 (serving size: 1/2 cup yogurt, 2 T gorp, 1 teaspoon honey)


Cardamom, the exotic spice that gives Chai tea its unique flavor, is a fun addition to this snack mix. If you can’t find it, substitute cinnamon or nutmeg. Be sure to store the granola-style gorp in an airtight container to keep it crisp.

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 tablespoons plus 4 teaspoons honey, divided
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups 0% Greek Yogurt


Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine oats, pumpkin seeds and walnuts on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper; toss to mix.

Combine remaining ingredients in a small microwave safe glass measuring cup or bowl, whisking to blend. Heat on HIGH for 20-30 seconds or until honey melts; pour mixture over dry ingredients and toss until well blended. Bake for 15 minutes at 325’ or until mixture begins to brown lightly, stirring a few times to keep it browning evenly. Cool until ready to use. (Yield: 2 cups.)

To assemble sundaes, scoop 1/2 cup yogurt into each of four sundae cups (could be done with an ice cream scoop so it looks like ice cream.) Drizzle each with 1 teaspoon honey and sprinkle with 2 tablespoons gorp.

Nutrition per serving: 173 calories, 14g protein, 17g carb, 1g fiber, 6.1g fat (0.7g sat), 159mg calcium, 67mg sodium

Testing Notes: Merriam Webster defines gorp as a snack consisting of high-energy foods like nuts and raisins, but truthfully--after looking all over the internet--this trail mix seems to be whatever you decide to make it.



We are what we eat. Finally (finally!), experts have begun to agree that food can have a huge effect on health and wellness. Nutrition professional Mikela Mitchell has developed a number of recipes to encourage a healthy body and mind, and we’re happy to share one of her dishes with you. Available for lectures, she discusses ways to feed your brain more effectively, cut down on sugar, or lessen fatigue, (or all three). Why not give this Gorp Sundae a try? All the little mouths in my family voted YES!

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