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Easy Dessert Recipe: Banana Spice Parfait and a Newman’s Own Cookie #Giveaway #spon

This easy dessert recipe is sponsored by Newman’s Own Organics but all opinions expressed are my own.

I have mentioned my love affair with dessert many times on my blog and I absolutely love creating new sweets to share with my family.  My kids always look at me in shock when I tell them there is no dessert after dinner!  Finding a quick and easy dessert recipe that can still wow friends and family isn’t too hard.  Fruit desserts are one of my favorites since I can kid myself that they are slightly healthy.   Today’s easy dessert recipe used a homemade vanilla pudding with nutmeg, sliced bananas, and crushed Spelt Ginger Snaps from Newman’s Own Organics.  I made up the pudding and crushed the ginger snaps ahead of time so when it came time to serve I just layered everything in a parfait cup and that was it!  Crushed cookies are very useful when making desserts, not only in parfait but they can also be used for pie crusts or as a topping for ice cream.

newmans own cookies

I received several varieties of the Newman’s Own Organics Family Recipe Cookies and they were all delicious!  This line of all natural cookies comes in several varieties including Chocolate Chip, Orange Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Ginger Snap, and their newest product the Spelt Ginger Snaps.  All of these cookies have been certified organic by Oregon Tilth. They are loaded with actual REAL ingredients like organic unbleached wheat flour, eggs, sugar, and contain nothing artificial at all.  They also added a new cookie to their Newman-O’s line which is a vanilla Newman-O.  You can actually see real vanilla bean seeds in the filling and the flavor is absolutely yummy!

newmans own ginger snaps

I loved all of the flavors of the Family Recipe Cookies that I tried.  The Orange Chocolate Chip is a unique idea and I love the blend of flavors in it.  It contains natural orange oil so no artificial flavors in it at all.  The cookies are all crispy and flavorful but I must admit one of my favorites was the new Spelt Ginger Snap.  It is nice and crunchy and has a bold, spicy flavor without being overly sweet. It contains candied ginger and spelt flour, along with lots of other natural ingredients.  It was the perfect cookie to use as the filling in this easy dessert recipe.  I think next time I am going to make a chocolate pudding, chocolate cookie crumbs and sliced strawberries!  Oh, the possibilities are endless!

Banana Spice Parfait easy dessert recipe

 

Easy Dessert Recipe: Banana Spice Parfait

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Banana Spice Parfait
 
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Sweet delicious with a both ginger and nutmeg flavor.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 3 TBSP corn starch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ⅛ tsp nutmeg
  • 4 bananas, sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • ½ cup crushed Newman's Own Organics Spelt Ginger Snaps
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, heat the milk over medium heat until small bubbles form around the edges
  2. In a small bowl, mix the sugar, corn starch and salt. Add this mixture slowly to the hot milk while whisking quickly. Do not let the milk come to a boil.
  3. When all of the sugar mixture is incorporated, continue whisking and heating the pudding over medium heat until thick enough to coat a metal spoon.
  4. Remove from heat and add the butter, vanilla and nutmeg. Stir until melted and combined.
  5. Place a layer of plastic wrap directly over the pudding so that a skin does not form on top as it cools. Place in refrigerator and chill 3 to 4 hours.
  6. When pudding is cool, layer the pudding, crushed ginger snaps and sliced bananas into a parfait dish right before serving.

 

If you would like to learn more about these Family Recipe Cookies you can follow Newman’s Own Organics on Facebook.

The Giveaway

Newman’s Own would like to offer one of my readers a prize package that contains an assortment of their Family Recipe Cookies.   Maybe you can create your own easy dessert recipe that features these delicious cookies!  This is a Giveaway Tools contest so just follow the direction in the form to enter!

Disclaimer: In accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials.”: I received product samples  in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone. Some of the links in this post may be “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

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About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can't quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!

Comments

  1. Maggie C says:

    I learned that they have 2 new varieties of cookies.

  2. Ooh that does look good!

  3. Learned about the new variety of cookies, now I am curious to try them both!!
    Ana

  4. I learned they also make dog food.

  5. Debby Chandler says:

    I learned that they carry pet food, I didn’t know that!

  6. They do not use bleach in Their sugar or dextrose of their cookies.

  7. Priscilla says:

    I learned that Newman’s Own Organics pet food does not use does not use 4D meats or contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Love that!

  8. they have coupons available and they have sour mango licorice which has a coupon for 50 cents off a 5oz pack

  9. I learned they make dog food.

  10. Kristen N. says:

    I learned that they have two brand new varieties of cookies!

  11. laurie nykaza says:

    I am going to try the pet food love this company helping kids with cancer

  12. I learned that they also make pet food.

  13. organic food makes sense for healthy living,

  14. Tracy Robertson says:

    I learned that they have 7 varities of coffee, and they are all fair trade.

  15. CarolynH says:

    I learned they have organic pet food.

  16. They have a new variety of family recipe cookies.

  17. I learned that since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide. Mind blowing.
    Carol L

  18. Organic agriculture is a holistic system with the primary goal of optimizing the health and productivity of interdependent communities of soil life, plants, animals, and people.

  19. These are made with Spelt flour. I would love to try them, because we are trying to skip all white flours

  20. Jennifer says:

    they even make dog food! That’s awesome!

  21. susan hartman says:

    I didn’t know that they make dog food.

  22. lisagee1234 says:

    These are for sale where I shop —> Sun Harvest Farms

  23. Seyma Shabbir says:

    They have so many products, including Dog food. I love the Newman’s O;s

  24. they have 2 new varieties of cookies

  25. Susan Broughton says:

    I learned that they carry foods of ALL kinds. Did you know they ever carry pet food!!??

  26. Ann Fantom says:

    I learned that Newman’s Own Organics was established as a division of Newman’s Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001. Paul Newman has given over $200 million to thousands of charities worldwide since 1982.

  27. Cynthia C says:

    I learned that they offer organic pet food.

  28. Kim Henrichs says:

    I didn’t know they offered coupons!

  29. I learned Is the salt used in Newman-Os iodized, and does it contain dextrose?
    The salt is not iodized and does not contain dextrose.

  30. Susan Christy says:

    Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

  31. I learned that Newman’s Own Organics uses Organic Palm Oil that comes from large co-ops in Colombia

  32. Dorothy Teel says:

    I learned that – Newman’s Own Organics became a separate company in late 2001 and the of Newman’s Own Organics products generates money for the Newman’s Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

    I also found that they have coupons to offer on site.

    And I know for a fact as I like them I love their salad dressings.

  33. Vanilla Newman-O’s is the newest addition to their NEWMAN-O’s Creme Filled Cookies.

  34. They have a new label design on their organic pet foods.

  35. I learned they also make dog food.

  36. They do not use preservatives.

  37. Newman’s Own Organics is run by Nell Newman.

  38. Stephanie Larison says:

    Learned they have a new cookie, Vanilla Newman-O’s . I bet they’re awesome, I love the Ginger O’s

  39. the products are lactose free

  40. laurie nykaza says:

    They make dog food and I did not know that

  41. dan williams says:

    variety of cookies

  42. Marti Parks says:

    I learned that they now have vanilla Newman O’s. I can’t wait to try those.

  43. Dawn k says:

    I did not realize that they made chocolate peanut butter cups and also pet food.

  44. ky2here says:

    All their cookies are vegan except for the Fig Newmans (which contain dairy – obviously no cookies include meat!)

  45. Eileen D says:

    i learned that they carry dog food

  46. Gianna says:

    They also sell olive oil.

  47. I learned the sugar in their cookies is made from pulverized beet sugar and corn starch!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  48. Brittney House says:

    they make dog food

  49. Angela M says:

    I learned you can print coupons on their site.

  50. Kate F. says:

    I learned that since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

  51. denise says:

    I learned they make many different foods

  52. Karrie Millheim says:

    That Newman’s has Great tasting food that happens to be organic.

  53. Christine says:
  54. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    NEWMAN-O’s Creme Filled Cookies sounds so yummy
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  55. Maryann Drapkin says:

    I learned that they make healthy dog and cat food also.

  56. sandra davis says:

    i learned that Great tasting products that happen to be organic is the slogan of Newman’s Own Organics: The Second Generation.

  57. I learned they make Organic beef dog food. Good to know since I have a dog with allergies.

  58. they’re good to their workers as well as to the general public. good ethics should be admired and encouraged! thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Erin Collins says:

    The Double Chocolate Chip cookies sound good!

  60. nannypanpan says:

    i learned they don’t use milk or red dyes in these cookies’

  61. Sarah S says:

    I learned that they have a line of orgnic pet food that is also grain-free.

  62. Amanda Kinder says:

    I learned that they do not use bleach in the sugar.

  63. BILL HOFF says:

    I can buy these cookies at THE FRESH MARKET in Carmel,IN

  64. susan smoaks says:

    i learned that they have coffee and pet food too!

  65. Angela Nichols says:

    I learned that they have organic pet food. That is awesome!

  66. Samii Meyer says:

    I learned that they do not use any preservatives, which I found to be very interesting.

  67. learned that they also make dog food

  68. Donna K says:

    “Newman’s Own Organics was established as a division of Newman’s Own in 1993, and became a separate company in late 2001.”

  69. Brian E. says:

    The sale of Newman’s Own Organics products generates money for the Newman’s Own Foundation to give away. Since 1982 Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $350 million dollars to educational and charitable organizations worldwide.

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