We love to be able to take food on our travels and recently, we wanted to add a trail mix but not just out of a box, so I did some research. I found out what goes into a good trail mix, I modified it like I always do, and then put one together. We love it so much that we take it everywhere now.
In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients:
- Dates (20 grams/0.7 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Raisins (20 grams/0.7 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Dried Cranberries (15 grams/0.5 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Almonds (14 grams/0.5 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Peanuts (14 grams/0.5 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Cashews (11 grams/0.4 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Walnuts (14 grams/0.5 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Pepitas (aka. Pumpkins seeds without shells) (15 grams/0.5 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Chocolate Chips (30 grams/1.1 oz/2 Tbsp)
- Granola (110 grams/3.9 oz/1-1/3 cups)
Note: All ingredients are listed in grams, ounces, and measuring device depending on how specific you want to be and what your scale reads. If you want something more exact with a closer repeatability, use the grams/oz measurements. If you want something a little bit more random or want to put it together really fast, use the Tbsp/cup measurements.
Store in an air tight container and enjoy. We store the bulk of it in a large air tight container and then put small 30 g servings in small air tight containers that we can take to work or throw in our bags when we have to run out the door quickly. It gives a whole new meaning to fast food.
Serving size 30 grams/1.1 oz
- Calories: 135
- Fat: 5.3g
- Carbohydrates: 19.5g
- Protein: 1.5g
There are lots of substitutions that can be made. Some substitutions are:
- use one type or other types of nuts
- use one type or other types of fruit
- use sunflower seeds or pretzels in place of pepitas
- use M&M’s or peanut butter chips in place of chocolate chips
If there are any allergies, remove those foods and either add more of something already in the recipe or something else. The trick is to keep a preferred ratio of granola to the additional ingredients. If you like it more on the granola side, then add more of it and if you don’t, then add less. Trail mix is so easy to make and it relatively good for you in small quantities when not exercising; and, it is a great energy food when hiking or such. Just remember to write down what you do end up making so you can make it the same way or know what to increase or decrease next time. Just remember, trail mix is supposed to be an energy food not junk food.