Monday, December 22, 2014

Products We Love - Nature's Path (Recipe & Giveaway)


Every week there's at least one Nature’s Path product on my grocery list. The kids rely on their favourite Nature's Path EnviroKidz cereals to get them going on busy mornings. My daughter and I also love the instant hot oatmeal packets. And don't even get me started on that Love Crunch cereal (freeze dried berries and chocolate, oh my)!

Nature's Path is a family-run, sustainably driven, organic food company. They believe that healthy foods don't need to be boring or tasteless. I can tell you from personal experience that none of their products could be described that way! Plus, Nature's Path voluntarily has their products third-party certified organic and Non-GMO Project verified. The Nature's Path family also lobbies to keep GMOs out of our food supply. The company sources 78 per cent of their ingredients in North America. When they have to get ingredients elsewhere, they choose suppliers who believe in organic agriculture and sustainability. All of their organic cocoa is fair trade. And many of their products are gluten-free (while still being delicious!).

Nature's Path is also one of my holiday helpers. Every Christmas I use assorted Nature's Path cereals to make a delicious bits and bites-type mix to serve to guests on Christmas Eve. It's one of my husband's favourite snacks. Nature’s Path has created several lovely #FeelGoodHoliday recipes for your enjoyment this season too. I'm sharing one special recipe here.

These Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies (Mason Jar Cookie Mix) make a wonderful quick cookie when you prepare the dry mix ahead. They would also make a fabulous gift - just put the dry ingredients in a vintage or new mason jar, tie the recipe to the jar with a pretty ribbon and voila, an easy cookie that any hostess would love. The recipe calls for Nature’s Path Love Crunch in the seasonal gingerbread flavour, but Nature's Path suggests trying it with a variety of other Love Crunch flavours too. The original recipe calls for butter, but I replaced it with vegan margarine to make a vegan recipe.

Find more yummy recipes by visiting Nature's Path.



Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies-Mason Jar Cookie Mix

 
by Nature's Path
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: dessert vegan Christmas cookie

Ingredients (48 cookies)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Nature’s Path Love Crunch® - Gingerbread
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup vegan margarine, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
 
Instructions
 
Mason Jar Cookie Mix:
In a wide-mouth 4-cup mason jar, layer the flour, baking soda, salt, granola, brown sugar, granulated sugar and chocolate chips. Cover with tight-fitting lid. Decorate jar as desired and attach cookie recipe.
 
Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies:
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, with electric beaters, beat margarine, maple syrup, water and vanilla together until light and fluffy. Add contents of jar and stir until well blended. Using a tablespoon, shape into balls and place on parchment-paper lined baking sheets. Flatten slightly.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to racks and cool completely.
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Nature's Path #FeelGoodHoliday Giveaway!


Nature's Path has generously offered to award one lucky Woman in Real Life reader a gift box of Nature’s Path products (pictured above). Prize includes Nature’s Path products such as: Love Crunch Gingerbread Granola (holiday seasonal product available for a limited time), Chia Coconut Granola, Qi’a Superfood, and more. Total value is $50. Contest is open to Canada and US residents only. Enter using the rafflecopter below until January 12, 2015.


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*This post was sponsored by Nature's Path. The opinions expressed are authentic and my own.Thank you for supporting the awesome companies that partner with Woman in Real Life.

79 comments:

  1. My daughter loves their hot oatmeal!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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  2. I like Ginger Zing Granola, tried different Nature's Path.

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  3. I have and I love their granolas!

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  4. I have tried the Chia Coconut Granola and really enjoyed it.

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  5. Leslie:
    I have not yet tried these products, but I would like to.
    leslieannstevenson@yahoo.com

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  6. I love their granolas. Not sure which one I bought, as I just grabbed off the shelf. Would love to try more of their products

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  7. I have not tried their products.
    My rafflecopter name is Julie G

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  8. I have not tried their products YET :)

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  9. I haven't tried these products but they sound just like what I love! Thanks!

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  10. I love Nature Path's products! My favourite is the chocolate rice crisp bars.

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  11. I have never tried Nature Path's products but they look good

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  12. I like their cinnamon cereal the best :)

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  13. I've never tried them, but I'd really like to try their granola.

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  14. I haven't tried them yet. They sound healthy and delicious.

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  15. my favourite cereal ever is their Red Berry.
    jan

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  16. I have tried their granola. I actually like it quite a bit.

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  17. I've tried a few of their granolas before and like them

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  18. I have tried some of their products and my favourites are the varieties of granola.

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  19. I haven't tried any of their products yet that I recall.

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  20. I;ve never tried anything from Natures Path but would love to!

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  21. I have.
    My favorite is the Pumpkin Flax Granola.

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  22. I have not tried Nature's Path products yet.

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  23. I sure have and I love their granola !!!

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  24. I haven't tried Nature's Path yet.

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  25. Yes I have tried the Flax cereal and it is really good.

    Florence C

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  26. I have tried some of their cereal & their granola bars. I love the granola bars.

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  27. I like their cereals and also their granola bars.

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  28. I have not but would like to try these products.

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  29. I have Natures Path cereal and granola bars, they are very yummy!

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  30. I have tried some of their cereals, delicious

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  31. I have not tried any of Nature's Path products... their granola sounds tasty though!

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  32. I haven't tried it yet, but I noticed a large assortment in my brother's pantry.

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  33. I've tried the cereal and love it!!

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  34. No I have never tried it before and would love to!

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  35. Have not tried it yet but they look great!

    billiondollarprincesss@hotmail.com

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  36. We really like the Chia Coconut Granola... especially my daughter!

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  37. I've had their pumpkin spice granola bars before. Yummy!

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  38. I have tried their chocolate rice crisp bars and would love to try their granola!

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  39. I haven't tried their products yet but that gingerbread granola sounds amazing

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  40. I have not tried them yet. I love to try things before I start buying them. I am a huge fan of all types of food I had a chance to try first. I buy them all the time now. Maybe this will be one of them too.

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  41. I've tried the Chia Coconut Granola it's really tasty

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  42. I haven't tried Nature's Path yet.

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  43. I love their granola and granola bars.

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  44. Never tried but their food looks good

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  45. It has been a long time - the Chia Coconut Granola looks so good!

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  46. I have tried their products. I like the granola.

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  47. I have never tried their products

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  48. I love their Love Crunch - Apple Crumble

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  49. No, I have never tried the products before. I'd love to try the granola.

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  50. I have not tried any of their products yet but I'd love too!
    KellyPC

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  51. I have not yet tried Nature's Path granola. The Chia Coconut Granola looks yummy!

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  52. I haven't had the chance to try them yet.

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  53. I never tried them! Would love to!

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  54. I haven't tried them but i have heard great things!

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  55. I have never tried Nature Path's products but they look great

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  56. I have tried the coconut chocolate bars and they are sooo good!

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  57. I have tried their granola (many different varieties) and loved it! I like feeding it to my family as well because I know it is super healthy! (Suzi)

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  58. I have not however tried them however the pumpkin spice granola bars sounds delicious!

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  59. Yes I have tried, I really like the Granola.

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  60. I've tried many of their products. They are our go-to brand. I really like the Maple Nut cereal.

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  62. I once tried a sample of Sunrise® Crunchy Vanilla and felt in love with the flavor! I loved it and I will definitely planned to buy it someday in the future! It has a great taste and delicious!

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  63. I haven't tried them, but I'd like to!

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  64. I actually haven't tried their products!

    7% Solution

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  65. I've tried a granola by them and it was great!

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  66. I have not tried these products before. The gift certificate will give me the chance.

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  67. My favorite is the Pumpkin Flax Granola. linda

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  68. I have not tried or seen these in my local grocers. But I would love any granola blends. Especially owns with fruit like strawberry or raspberry vanilla.

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  69. I have not tried them before, but I think the granola sounds great.

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  70. I just love all of the cereals, especially the granola!! So good!!

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  71. No I haven't but I'd like to try the granola bars.

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