This Homemade Trail Mix Recipe is made with a delicious mix of dried fruit and nuts. It makes an easy healthy snack, perfect for the whole family. Make a big batch and store in airtight containers for a convenient and quick snack any time of the day.
Homemade trail mix is so easy to make, my family loves it.Especially the kind with dried fruit in it for added sweetness!
In fact, I have trouble keeping this homemade trail mix on hand. I have finally begun to measure out for each person their allotment to eat. I am sure this sounds overly controlling, but with 9 people eating out of one bowl, well, you can just imagine the chaos!
Homemade trail mix makes a wonderful but easy healthy snack full of protein, minerals and fiber.
I like to make large quantities at a time, after all, it is no more trouble to do a large batch as a small one and it lasts longer! For an even more nutritious and easily digestible snack for your family, start with soaked and dehydrated nuts.
Tips for Making This Homemade Trail Mix Recipe
I like to vary the ingredients I use:
- Nuts: almonds, pecans, peanuts
- Raw mixed nuts I buy in bulk at a local store work great! Just be sure to store in an airtight container and the homemade trail mix will keep for quite awhile.
- Dried Fruit suggestions: raisins, cranberries, apricots, pineapple, bananas, mango
Easy Healthy Snack - Step by Step
Ingredients may vary based on your preference. Be creative - the sky is the limit.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the nuts. Photo 1
- Add raisins. Photo 2
- Chop apricots and add to bowl. Photo 3
- Sunflower seeds. Photo 4
- Pumpkin seeds. Photo 5
- Mix all ingredients well. Photo 6
How To Prepare Homemade Trail Mix
Since beginning my REAL food journey, I have learned the importance of properly preparing my grains and nuts so as to neutralize the phytic acid. Phytic acid is an anti-nutrient that binds with minerals in the foods we eat and prevents their absorption.
Guess what? Phytic acid is in the bran of all grains and in the hulls of all seeds and nuts! You can see why proper grain preparation is so important!
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Homemade Trail Mix
- 2 c nuts. These can be different combinations like pecans almonds, walnuts, cashews or simply a premixed mix.
- 1 c. raisins
- 1 c. apricots cult into quarters
- Any dried fruit such as raisins, apricots, blueberries, cherries, coconut ... can be used.
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
Tips for Making Homemade Trail Mix
I like to vary the nuts I use;
- even the raw mixed nuts I buy in bulk at a local store work great! Just be sure to store in an airtight container and the homemade trail mix will keep for quite awhile.