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.
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Chocolate Gingerbread Crunch Cookies-Mason Jar Cookie Mix
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
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.
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 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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