Trail Mix

The never ending search to find snacks the kids will eat and that I can feel good about will likely never end. I made this trail mix this week and it is a winner. My six year old has taken a bunch of it each day to school and the container comes home empty. It makes me happy. For me, it was breakfast today. See mom, breakfast is possible without grain! 😉

Trail Mix

1/2 cup flax seeds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans

3/4 cup coarsely chopped almonds

1/2 cup pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)

sea salt to taste

cinnamon (maybe 1/2 tsp) *use more or less depending on preferences

nutmeg (maybe 1/4 tsp)

1 1/2 T melted virgin coconut oil

1/4 cup honey (more or less to taste)

1 T vanilla

1/3 cup dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl mix everything together except the honey and the vanilla. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spread nuts with spices and oil on baking sheet. Bake for 2-3 minutes. While that is baking mix honey and vanilla. Then pour the honey and vanilla mix over top of the nuts and mix well. Put nuts back into the oven for about 10 minutes. Every 2-3 minutes stir nuts. Watch that they don’t burn as they can burn quickly. When most of the honey mix has reduced they are done. They will still appear wet when hot but when they cool the honey hardens and dries. Add cranberries or other dried fruit when still hot and mix well. Allow to cool before serving.

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6 thoughts on “Trail Mix

    • Ah! I was thinking the same thing. Maybe a little chili powder, garlic powder, allspice and cayenne with much less honey and no cranberries… But I knew that if I did that the whole batch would be eaten by me and me alone. Not good! Maybe I should do a mini adult batch! Hmmmm

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  1. Do you mean plain dried cranberries not Craisins? Just thinking of the amount of sugar in Craisins. Or is there a difference between the two?

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    • I had some organic ones that were sweetened with evaporated cane juice…aka sugar. You’re right though, they generally have a lot of sugar in them but I didn’t think I could get the kids to eat unsweetened ones. As much as I like this trail mix I am not eating it. Carbs are too high.

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