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.  

Homemade trail mix
Yields 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
271 calories
25 g
0 g
19 g
6 g
4 g
55 g
19 g
11 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
55g
Yields
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271
Calories from Fat 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g
29%
Saturated Fat 4g
18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 19mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 5g
21%
Sugars 11g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 50g cashew pieces
  2. 50g pecan pieces
  3. 50g pumpkin seeds
  4. 50g dates, pitted and chopped
  5. 20g coconut, either shredded or flakes
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together and store in a sealed container.
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calories
271
fat
19g
protein
6g
carbs
25g
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