My sister shared some of her homemade trail mix with us last weekend, and let me tell you….delicious! Oh, it was good. I have it in a little tupperware on my counter and I might grab a little handful every time I walk by. And when I say “might”, I mean I do.
Obviously, trail mix, like granola, can be made a million ways. You can make this recipe exactly as I have posted or feel free to tweak to your tastes. Double up on the blueberries if you can’t find cranberries. Trail mix is a great snack to have around. Stuff it full of dried fruit and nuts!
Sticky Trail Mix
1/2 cup of each: raw walnuts, almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon each: vanilla
and coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg
1/4 cup raw honey
1/2 cup of each: chopped dried apricots, dried cranberries, dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 350F
Roughly chop nuts and mix with seeds, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread on cookie sheet. I like to put the nuts in a baggie or tea towel and roll over them with a rolling pin or just beat them against the counter. Yes, really.
Toast in oven 2-5 minutes. Stirring occasionally to be sure the nuts and seeds are merely toasted, not burned. (KEEP a watchful eye).
Take pan out of oven, let cool. Drizzle with honey. Toast 5 minutes. Stir often, and keep oven door cracked while toasting.
Remove from oven. Mix in apricots, cranberries and blueberries. Let cool. Then enjoy!
What kind of sweet snacks do you make in your kitchen?