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Trail mix recipe

Trail mix recipe

Fuel your next camping adventure with our super simple homemade trail mix

Trail mix hails from the States, but it’s a loved snack by adventurers far and wide for its healthy, high energy properties. It’s light-weight, portable and full of energy-dense, nutritious ingredients – perfect for outdoor adventures.

The best bit? There’s no need to buy expensive pre-made mixes because it’s unbelievably easy to make. Below is a basic, base recipe for trail mix, enough for approx 20 snack-size servings.

Ingredients (you may have most of these in the cupboards)
● Half a cup of nuts
● 1 cup of raw seeds
● 1 cup of dried fruit
● Half a cup of fun stuff (the choice is yours, chocolate, cereals etc)

Then all you need to do is chop all of the larger ingredients so that they are roughly all the same size, mix them all together and store in a ziploc bag or a mason jar. It will keep for up to a month.

Here are some different ideas of ingredients that you could use in your trail mix. There’s lots of different ideas (and endless combinations) for you to shake up your snacks, depending on what you fancy – whether it’s uber healthy, or something to satisfy a sweet tooth.

Almonds spilling out of a glass jar

Ingredient ideas

Nuts:
● Almonds
● Cashews
● Brazil nuts
● Pistachios
● Pecans

Seeds and grains:
● Pumpkin seeds
● Sunflower seeds
● Popped popcorn (no oil or salt added)
● Rice crackers
● Rice crispies
● Bran flakes
● Shredded wheat cereal
● Granola

Fruit:
● Dried cranberries
● Dried cherries
● Raisins
● Apricots
● Banana chips
● Dried mango
● Dried apple
● Coconut flakes
● Dried blueberries
● Goji berries

Fun stuff:
● Dark chocolate
● M&Ms
● Cacao nibs
● White chocolate chips
● Pretzels
● Mini marshmallows
● Wasabi peas
● Coffee beans
● Dried ginger

You could also add a teaspoon of spices to the mix, such as:
● Sea salt
● Nutmeg
● Cinnamon
● Curry powder
● Chilli powder
● Chai seeds
● Garlic powder

Savoury or sweet, there’s loads of different options and combos that you can play with to make trail mix.

Find our guide to incredible food and drink spots in North Devon here.

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