What you will need:

  • 1/2 lb oatmeal
  • 1 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 cup unsweeted shaved coconut
  • 1/4 cupe whole almonds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup organic apple juice
  • 1/4 cup rice bran oil
  • 1/4 cup honey


Mix together. Spread evenly on to a sprayed sheet pan.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Stir every 7 minutes.

Turn oven off. Mix in 1 cup of dried fruit. Place back in warm over for about 1 hour to dry.

Can be stored in bags or an airtight container. Makes a great breakfast or snack.

Cindy Gershen About Cindy Gershen

Cindy Gershen (Founder & Vice Chair)
Cindy Gershen is a well-known and respected advocate for healthy living. Cindy opened the Sunrise Cafe & Bakery in 1981, serving comfort food 'like Mom used to make." The cafe quickly outgrew its location and Cindy opened the Sunrise Bistro as a full service sit-down restaurant to compliment the successful cafe. Sunrise is about giving the customer what they want, from healthy and wholesome menu options to smart recipes without added sugar and salt. After having a stroke in 2001, Cindy lost and has kept off over 90 pounds. She is passionate about sharing the lessons of healthy diet and exercise she has learned and condenses that information into simple, practical solutions that people can use everyday. She often speaks and demonstrates cooking with local businesses and organizations to share her tips for healthy eating and its effects on productivity in the workplace and school environment. Cindy spearheaded the Walnut Creek Wellness City Challenge in 2005. Cindy Gershen is married to Dr Lance Gershen and together have 8 children and presently 9 grandchildren and 2 on the way.