Gluten Free Frozen Yogurt Granola Cups

Oats!!! Oats are the main ingredient found in granola. But what’s so bad about oats you ask? Oats for gluten free consumers like myself were once considered taboo. The controversy surrounds the fact that most oats were not considered to be “pure” and were processed with a contaminant that people with gluten sensitivity could not tolerate. As the demand for more variety in gluten free foods rise, more research and refinement in the preparation of oats free of any gluten contaminants has become a booming and helpful source of fibrous nutrition for the gluten sensitive or allergic person. One of my favorite frozen desserts contains gluten free granola. These frozen yogurt granola cups are easy to prepare and taste great! They are creamy, sweet little treats that are perfect on a spring day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup granola
  • 1 Tbsp. melted butter
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 24 oz gluten free yogurt any flavor (ie Chobani)
  • fruit of your choice (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • cupcake holders

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Preparation:

  • Combine 1 cup granola, 1 Tbsp. melted butter, and 1 Tbsp. honey. Mix well.
  • Line a muffin tin with the cupcake holders and line the bottom with equal amounts of the granola mixture.
  • On top of the granola mixture, fill each cup with yogurt.
  • Top with fruit.
  • Freeze for 2-4 hours.

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These refreshing gluten free treats can be kept frozen for a quick snack on the go, or for a light dessert after a meal. Oats have never tasted so good, and of course they are gluten free!

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Frozen Yogurt Pie

by Danielle Leavitt ’17

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Sometimes traditional Thanksgiving desserts need a pick me up. Move over pumpkin pie, apple pie, and pecan pie for this amazing frozen dessert that takes two minutes to make and can be just the thing missing from your Thanksgiving table. Fresh, natural, low calorie, and even sugar free if desired, this pie will leave your family and guests wanting you to make it all year long.

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Ingredients:

1 8oz tub Cool Whip (any flavor or variety! Comes in regular, lite, sugar free, chocolate)

2 small containers of gluten free yogurt (Chobani, Dannon, Yoplait). Best if mixed with berries or other flavors to compliment the Cool Whip

1 Mi-Del brand gluten free graham cracker crust with lid. This can be found at Whole Foods, other specialty natural foods store, or purchased online.

Optional: add a cup each of extra berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries etc). Fresh or frozen both work.

Directions

1. In a medium size bowl mix together Cool Whip, both containers of yogurt and berries (if added) to a smooth consistency.

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2. Pour entire mixture into the pre-made graham cracker crust. Cover with lid and place into the freezer for several hours or until frozen.

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3. Slice and eat!

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So simple, this delicious and creamy frozen treat has been at our Thanksgiving table for many years. A gluten free Thanksgiving cannot only be tasty, but a surprising welcome to some of the more traditional desserts!

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