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7 Ways to Use Dried Fruit

By Oscar May 8, 2021

  1. Nut Butter Oatmeal Balls: combine 1 cup of oats, 1/3 cup of chopped nuts (optional), 1/3 cup of nut butter, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1/3 cup of raisins, cranberries or blueberries. Once mixed, roll into balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Do-It-Yourself Trail Mix: combine your favorite nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for a convenient snack.
  3. Add to cold cereals, oatmeal or other hot grain cereals.
  4. Add to plain yogurt, green salads, rice/grain dishes.
  5. Raisins or dried cranberries are a tasty addition to chicken salad. Try adding raisins next time you make CAFB’s Curried Chicken Salad.
  6. Eat plain for a sweet snack or substitute for a sugary dessert.
  7. Use any kind of dried fruit in the CAFB Homemade Granola Recipe.


  • 1/4 cup of dried fruit counts as a 1/2 cup serving of fruit.
  • Rehydrate dried fruit in warm water for about 15 minutes before adding them to baked goods, grain dishes or sauces.


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