This healthy Homemade Trail Mix is full of nuts, dried fruit, cacao nibs and plantain chips. Whether you’re on a hike, in a meeting, or headed to an afternoon class this healthy, on-the-go snack will help you meet your next challenge head on.
When nuts.com asked if I’d like to join their virtual Trail Mix Day celebration I had my lazy blogger hat on. Which makes sense because I’ve pretty much been wearing it all summer.
I asked if my Moroccan Spiced Nuts Trail Mix from, like, 8 months ago would work.
To their credit, they were willing to work with that and sent along a list of ingredients, asking if I’d be willing to add a few to help it fit their requirements.
And, oh my god, that list!
Here are just a few ingredients recommended for a homemade trail mix:
- goji berries
- cacao nibs
- macadamia nuts
I was totally inspired. And salivating. And decided to create a brand new homemade trail mix recipe so we can all really get our celebration on.
You may not know how much I love nuts. I love nuts.
And, because I love nuts, I’m picky about trail mix. I feel (rather strongly) that the nuts should be the STAR. And it should not be too sweet. A little sweetness is required but if you get to M&Ms you’ve gone to far.
To make it unique, I thought about adding my Hot Candied Walnuts into the mix. That was a delicious thought. But complicated.
The minute you have to roast something to put into your homemade trail mix you’re 85.7% less likely to make that trail mix your go-to snack. And that’s what I really wanted out of this recipe. Something you can put together in a flash and munch on throughout your busy day.
Healthy Homemade Trail Mix Recipe
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Luckily, I found a packaged brand at my local health food store that has only three ingredients; plantains, palm oil, and sea salt. So all I have to do is open the bag, break them up a little, add them to the rest of the ingredients and go on about my day.
The result is a lightly sweet (goji berries) salty (plantain chips) crunchy (pistachios) chewy (raw pepitas aka pumpkin seeds) #nuttytrailmix that hints at chocolate (cacao nibs) without any of its sweetness and can be whipped together in less than five minutes.
I bet you and I both will be coming back to this recipe time and time again.
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- 1/3 cup plantain chips
- 1/3 cup raw shelled pistachios
- 1/3 cup raw pepitas
- 1/3 cup goji berries
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
Put plantain chips in a plastic baggie and press them against the counter with the palm of your hand to break them up.
Add chips to a small bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix with a spoon.
Store in an airtight container.