Make Your Own Trail Mix

Mix and match three different trail-mix combos: curry, tamari-almond, and nut butter and chocolate.

A variety of trail mixes

Makes about 3 cups
Prep time: 10 minutes




1 cup raw cashews
1 cup raw pumpkin seeds

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

1/2 cup dried apricots



1 cup whole almonds
1/2 cup walnut halves

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

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


Nut Butter and Chocolate

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

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

1/2 cup raisins


  1. Mix base ingredients in a medium bowl.
  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.
  3. Add base ingredients and stir well to coat.
  4. Cook over medium-low heat for about two minutes, then add mix-ins and stir to combine.
  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.

is a Minneapolis-based recipe developer and cookbook author. She is the author of Great Bowls of Food.

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

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