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Make Your Own Trail Mix

Mix and match three different trail-mix combos: curry, tamari-almond, and nut butter and chocolate.
Three kinds of homemade trail mix.
  • Yield About 3 cups
  • Prep Time 10 minutes
  • Cook Time 0 minutes

Ingredients

Curry

Base:

  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

Coating:

  • 1 tbs. coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Mix-ins:

  • 1/2 cup dried apricots

Tamari-Almond

Base:

  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves

Coating:

  • 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne

Mix-ins:

  • 1/2 cup wasabi peas
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/2 cup dried cherry halves
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Nut Butter and Chocolate

Base:

  • 1 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs

Coating:

  • 1 tbs. avocado oil
  • 1 tbs. creamy nut butter
  • 1 tbs. honey
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Mix-ins:

  • 1/2 cup raisins

Directions

STEP 1
Mix base ingredients in a medium bowl.
STEP 2
In a medium sauté pan, warm oil for coating over medium heat, then add remaining coating ingredients and stir until mixture just starts to bubble.
STEP 3
Add base ingredients and stir well to coat.
STEP 4
Cook over medium-low heat for about two minutes, then add mix-ins and stir to combine.
STEP 5
Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a bowl to cool, then store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week, or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

This recipe was originally published on March 4, 2019 on Experience Life, Life Time’s whole-life health and fitness magazine.

Photos: Andrea DAgosto; Prop Styling: Alicia Buszczak; Food Stylist: Paul Jackman

Robin
Robin Asbell

Robin Asbell is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and cookbook author.

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