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Breads & Desserts


2 bags (12-15 oz each) frozen berries*
1 box (15.25 oz) yellow or French vanilla cake mix
½ cup old-fashioned oats
½ cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
¼ cup (½ stick) salted butter, melted
½ cup unsweetened apple sauce


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.

2. Spread out frozen berries in the bottom of the dish. DO NOT thaw the berries beforehand. *Note- you can substitute store-bought frozen berries for berries in your freezer, just cover the bottom of the dish with frozen berries of choice.

3. In a mixing bowl, combine unprepared cake mix, oats, pecans, melted butter, and applesauce. Stir together until thick crumbles form. Sprinkle evenly over the frozen berries.

4. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Crisp topping will be a golden brown and the berries will be bubbling.

5. Serve warm with a scoop of Greek yogurt or ice cream.


Rebecca Turner is an author, registered dietitian, radio host, television presenter and a certified specialist in sports dietetics with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A lifelong Mississippian, she lives in Brandon and has spent the last decade offering no-nonsense nutrition guidance that allows you to enjoy good health and good food. Her book, “Mind Over Fork,” challenges the way you think, not the way you eat. Find her on social media @RebeccaTurnerNutrition and online at *Recipe originally published in the June 2020 issue of Today in Mississippi.

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