A snack, or a topping for any breakfast, this trail mix is full of healthy nuts, dried fruit and seeds.

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This is one of those recipes that I struggle to call a recipe.  But it’s something that I have made many times and love it so much I want to share it with you.  As you know, I love granola (see multiple recipes here, here and here for just some examples).  However, with my current effort to decrease the amount of sugar I consume, even natural sugars like honey and maple syrup, I wanted to have something I could substitute for granola.  And I thought, why not just have the nuts and seeds and dried fruit by themselves?  And maybe add some fresh fruit (like apple), or other fruit (like applesauce), and some nut butter, or sunflower butter, or tahini?  Or why not just have this by the handful (just one at a time) as a snack in between meals?

Ladies and gentlemen, I bring to you my all-time favorite trail mix blend.  Obviously you could use whatever nuts, seeds and dried fruit you prefer, but this is the combination that I more than most times will make.  With cashews, pecans, coconut, dates and pumpkin seeds, this ticks all the right boxes for me.

But you could also use pistachios, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, raisins, prunes … need I go on?  But please, give this combination a go and tell me it’s awesome!  Because I truly believe it is.  

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Homemade trail mix

Prep Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 50 g cashew pieces
  • 50 g pecan pieces
  • 50 g pumpkin seeds
  • 50 g dates pitted and chopped
  • 20 g coconut either shredded or flakes

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed container.

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