Trail Mix: Any Way You Like It

Every girl should have a trail mix recipe in her arsenal.

Trail mix is an easy homemade snack that can fit seamlessly into a healthy eating week, or cater to an indulgent Saturday night craving and Netflix binge.

This trail mix recipe is deliciously sticky, perfectly sweet and salty, and one of my favorites for said indulgent nights, as well as fighting healthy diet hanger.

While it’s great by the handfuls right of out of the container, I love it as a topping on yogurt or alongside fresh berries and a sliced banana. Even better, and a little unexpected, use this trail mix to punch up your favorite avocado toast recipe with a sprinkle of sweet and salty nuts on top of your creamy avocado mash – don’t knock it till you try it.

As promised, this trail mix recipe can have a dark side, too. One of my best pieces of cooking/baking advice is this: Throw some chips on it. Everything is better with chocolate chips, and this trail mix is no exception. In fact, go crazy and toss it with some peanut butter chips too. Mmm, lovely.

What you need:

  • 2 tbs of honey
  • 2 cups of raw cashews
  • 2 cups of raw almonds
  • 1/4 cup pepitas
  • 1/8 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup assorted, dried raisins
  • 1/4 cup of dried apricot, chopped
  • Sea Salt

How to proceed:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Combine nuts in a bowl
  • Melt the honey in a separate bowl, just enough for it to liquify
  • Slowly drizzle honey over bowl of nuts and stir to coat
  • Spread nuts out on Silplat lined baking sheet and sprinkle with pepitas, chia seeds and sea salt
  • Bake for about 15min, tossing every so often to keep them from burning. I like mine pretty roasted, so bake longer or shorter based on preference.
  • When nuts are roasted to perfection and your home smells like a warm hug, remove from oven.
  • Cool completely and toss with dried fruit (and chocolate chips if you’re after my heart)
  • Keep in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks

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