Spiced Trail Mix

 

Spiced Trail Mix - a healthy serving of nuts, coconut and pepitas seasoned with spices creates a delicious snack!

 

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.

 

Spiced Trail Mix - a healthy serving of nuts, coconut and pepitas seasoned with spices creates a delicious snack!

 

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.

 

Spiced Trail Mix - a healthy serving of nuts, coconut and pepitas seasoned with spices creates a delicious snack!

 

Spiced Trail Mix - a healthy serving of nuts, coconut and pepitas seasoned with spices creates a delicious snack!

Spiced Trail Mix - a healthy serving of nuts, coconut and pepitas seasoned with spices creates a delicious snack!

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

Spiced Trail Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • pinch of cayenne powder
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, toss all of the ingredients together until combined.
  4. Spread trail mix on baking sheet in an even layer.
  5. Roast in oven for 7 to 8 minutes, tossing once half way through.

Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information

Yield: about 3 1/2 cups, Serving Size: 1

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 3178 Calories
  • Total Fat: 260.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 152.5g
  • Fiber: 42.1g
  • Sugar: 48.7g
  • Protein: 113.1g
All images and text ©Carrian Cheney for Oh Sweet Basil.

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No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars

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2 comments on “Spiced Trail Mix”

  1. Maple syrup!!! That makes these nuts not only delicious but healthy too! An extra handful for me 🙂

  2. I love spiced nuts. The flavors in this sound perfect and it looks so easy to make. Thanks!