Happy New Year! Ashley from Spoonful of Flavor here again to share my first recipe of the new year. This recipe is a favorite of mine because it is not only delicious but can be prepared ahead of time and takes less than 15 minutes to make. Spiced Trail Mix is loaded with crunchy almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds and coconut flakes. Roasted with a small amount of maple syrup and spices, this snack is one that everyone will love.
Do you love to snack? I love snacking and am often known to eat a few snacks instead of an entire meal. I try to keep the snacks balanced and healthy to ensure that I am getting enough nutrients. My favorite type of snacks are those that are crunchy. But it is often hard to find crunchy snacks that are good for you.
I combined a few of my favorite nuts with a few spices to create a flavorful snack. I like to use almonds and cashews, but you could replace them with your favorite type of nut, such as peanuts or macadamia nuts. I always add pumpkin seeds because they are my absolute favorite type of crunchy snack and have many health benefits. Make a batch ahead of time and grab a handful for on-the-go snacking.
Tell me, what are your favorite tips for healthy snacking? Do you have a few go-to snacks? I would love to hear how you stay on the right track.
What Is Trail Mix?
Trail mix is a snack made from dried fruits, granola, nuts and sometimes chocolate.
It was developed to be a high energy snack to be eaten while hiking.
Is Trail Mix Good For You?
Trail mix is high in calories and can be high in sugar depending on the ingredients.
If you eat a handful for a snack you’ll get a good shot of protein.
But, eating too much will just add a lot of calories to your diet.
Is Coconut Healthy?
Coconut flesh is highly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and contains many minerals.
Spiced Trail Mix
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Spiced Trail Mix
- 1 cup cashews raw
- 1 cup almonds raw
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds raw
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon ground
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes unsweetened
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, toss all of the ingredients together until combined.
- Spread trail mix on baking sheet in an even layer.
- Roast in oven for 7 to 8 minutes, tossing once half way through.
- Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
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