My Jar of Trail Mix

The following isn’t meant to be shade at all, it’s just a common thing. You see the title right? I’m not going to write a short novel before getting to the actual recipe. It’s just too much scrolling, ESPECIALLY if you’re using a mobile device. Beloved, here is the recipe. My mind’s shenanigans will be present later, I promise.

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You will need:

A lined sheet pan with parchment paper, a bowl and the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup each of almonds, cashews, and walnuts
  • 1/2 cup each of dried cranberries and raisins
  • 1/2 cup of salted and roasted pepitas

Lightly roast the nuts at 350 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, stir halfway through, lightly salt and then toss everything together. Store in a mason jar (if you’re like me) or any other airtight container.

That’s literally it. It was super easy.

Notes!

I looked high and low for raw and unsalted pepitas. This was a multi day journey, friends. Instead of procrastinating further, I retrieved the salted pepitas from Aldi. Not my goal, but since I lightly salted the nuts, it didn’t come out too salty.

My almonds, cashews and walnuts came from Trader Joe’s, they seem to have the best prices for things like nuts and nut milk. The nuts were $6-8 per pound, which is much cheaper than the $12 per pound price from Publix and other places.

I’ve noticed that I don’t sit and eat the whole jar like an uncontrollable snack fiend. After about two handfuls, my stomach and brain say “that’s enough.” I don’t know the science behind this but it’s been interesting. Mixed nuts are the best because you’re getting nutrients from multiple sources rather than just eating a bag of cashews.

You should be able to make two or three batches of this after buying the ingredients. It may seem like too much money but think long term. While I do enjoy some store bought chips and salsa, this mix is cheaper and healthier in the long run.

I believe in using a pantry. I already had raisins and dried cranberries for other recipes. My additional purchases were the walnuts, cashews and almonds that cost about $18 by themselves. Totally worth it though, that’s just my opinion.

Look at that! A short and sweet post. I should do these more often! Enjoy this amazing snack! You might need to make separate jars for everyone in your household. It’s also super easy to personalize them.

5 thoughts on “My Jar of Trail Mix

  1. Shaun Jones says:

    I have tried cashews. I don’t really like them because of the taste and texture. I also absolutely hate dates. I wanted to vomit. Now the near site of them makes my stomach queasy.

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  2. Shaun Jones says:

    Thanks for posting the recipe first! I started doing that on my blog because I get frustrated when I go to find a recipe and it’s all th way at the bottom because it accompanied a long story that most definitely could have been saved for the end. I’m not a trailmix fan but I will have to give this a try.

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    • lynonalette says:

      Thank you! Especially when I’m looking for a recipe and I see an ingredient I’m actively trying to avoid (eggs and dairy). All that scrolling for nothing. I hope you enjoy it! You can easily swap out the nuts and dried fruit for anything you prefer, I like recipes that can easily be adjusted.

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      • Shaun Jones says:

        Me too!! It seems like it’s always a lot of scrolling and then the recipe and it’s never what you expected. I may have to make a lot of swaps lol. I don’t really liked dried fruit other than cranberries because they taste sweeter than raisins and the only nut I like is peanuts. I’m pretty picky lol. Most would say too picky! 😏

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      • lynonalette says:

        Have you tried cashews or dried dates? Dates are also sweet and now you can find them in Walmart with the other dried fruit. I’ve heard that dried mango is also sweet. Cashews don’t really have a strong flavor.

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