Want something easy to prepare and healthy as well? Today, we’ve collected five of our favorites recipes for healthy trail mix that you might want to try (and grow to love)! Oh, and you can adjust the measurements to suit your liking, too. Happy mixing and munching!
- ½ cup raw or dry roasted nuts of choice (almonds, pecans, pistachios, cashews, etc.)
- ½ cup raw or dry roasted seeds of choice (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, etc.)
- ½ cup unsweetened dried fruit of choice (raisins, cranberries, cherries, etc.)
- ½ cup oil-free & refined sugar-free vegan chocolate chips or chunks
- Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix together until evenly combined.
- Place ½ cup of trail mix into 4 separate portable storage bags or sealed containers. Store on the counter or in a cupboard for up to 1 month. Enjoy!
- Unsalted Roasted Mixed Nuts (we buy this from Aldi because it’s WAY cheaper)
- Pumpkin seeds
- Reduced-Sugar Dried Cranberries (has 1/2 the sugar of the regular kind)
- Sea Salt Dry-Roasted Edamame (we buy this super cheap at Big Lots!)
- Chopped Walnuts
- Dark Chocolate Chips (the higher cocoa % the better)
- Just mix all ingredient in a bowl and enjoy! Feel free to play with portions for each ingredient.
- 1 cup lightly salted peanuts
- 1 cup mini pretzels
- 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
- Combine peanuts, raisins, pretzels and cranberries in a large bowl. To make ahead: Store airtight for up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 2/3 cup pecan halves
- 1/3 cup pepitas or roasted pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup dried apricots
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 1/3 cup cinnamon chips optional
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Add maple syrup to a large sauce pan and heat over medium-high heat until just beginning to boil.
- Stir in pumpkin pie spice, salt, and nuts and cook, stirring frequently, until the nuts have caramelized and the syrup has reduced. About 3-5 minutes.
- Spread mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and let cool completely. The candied nuts will harden as they cool.
- Once hardened, and the cherries, apricots, raisins and cinnamon chips to the pan, and stir until ingredients are evenly distributed, breaking the candied nuts into clusters as needed.
- Store in an air-tight container.
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup dried mandarin oranges
- ½ cup toasted pecans
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and serve!