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Ending National School Lunch Week on a Sweet Note

Although National School Lunch Week officially ended yesterday, here’s one more recipe from for a healthy and simple dessert. And don’t forget about the Recipes for Healthy Kids competition – you have through December 30th to submit your recipe into the competition.

Today’s Recipe: Pear-Cranberry Cobblers

Pear-Creanberry Cobblers



  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1/3 cup steel-cut oats
  • 2 large pears (about 1 pound), peeled, cored and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 egg 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lowfat vanilla yogurt


Heat oven to 375°. Place four 8-ounce ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet and coat each with cooking spray. Place oats in a bowl and stir in 3 tablespoons boiling water; cover and steep about 10 minutes. Divide pears and cranberries among ramekins. Mix next 5 ingredients in a bowl. Stir egg and sugar into oats; add flour mixture and yogurt. Stir but don't overmix. Spoon batter over fruit and spray tops with cooking spray. Bake until topping browns and puffs, about 45 minutes. Serve warm. Recipe courtesy of

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