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The Best Healthy Trail Mix Recipe

This healthy trail mix is crunchy, sweet, and salty – the perfect addition to an active lifestyle! It takes only 5 minutes to prepare and provides ~20 servings of delicious snacking goodness.Healthy Trail Mix 1

I broke up with my long-lasting love affair with trail mix after years of purchasing mediocre versions at airports and sporting events. At some point, I got tired of rooting through the bag to pull out the “good stuff”, leaving only the pieces I don’t like behind.

I finally tried trail mix again with this healthy homemade recipe for my recent backpacking trip on Santa Catalina Island. Let me tell you – I am SO glad I gave it another try!Healthy Trail Mix PIN

This healthy trail mix is:

  • sweet
  • salty
  • crunchy
  • chocolatey
  • well-balanced
  • delicious!

This recipe is a healthy and affordable replacement for snack bars and is also gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. Sometimes I like to add a little more chocolate or cranberries, but starting with this combination as the base works great every time. I bring this with me to work, keep a bag in my purse, have a stash in my car, and eat it at home. I am addicted!Healthy trail mix 2

My sister-in-law is also a fan of making this healthy trail mix with my nephews – it’s a perfect fun and foolproof recipe to make with kids of all ages.

Here’s how you can make this Healthy Trail Mix in 5 minutes or less:

The Best Healthy Trail Mix Recipe
 
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This amazing healthy trail mix is the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and crunchy!
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Recipe type: Snack, Camping, Backpacking, Outdoor
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, vegan
Serves: 21 servings
Ingredients
  • 3¼ cups (450 g) peanuts (one 16 oz can )
  • 1 cup (110 g) almonds
  • ½ cup (80 g) dried cranberries (we use Craisins brand)
  • 1½ cups (240 g) raisins
  • 1 cup (180 g) chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl or bag.
  2. Mix thoroughly and enjoy!
Notes
I recommend making this recipe as listed first and then tailoring it to your own preferences.

This recipe is also a good source of Iron (2 mg, 9%) and includes Potassium (297 mg, 6%) and Calcium (53 mg, 4%).
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ⅓ cup Calories: 224 Fat: 15.3 g Saturated fat: 3.3 g Unsaturated fat: 12 g Trans fat: 0 Carbohydrates: 17.6 g Sugar: 11.4 g Sodium: 11 mg Fiber: 3.2 g Protein: 7.5 g Cholesterol: 2mg

We know you’ll love this healthy trail mix! We also recommend our almond flour pumpkin muffins as a delicious take-along snack.

Let us know when you eat trail mix in the comments below & tag us in a photo of your creations on instagram using #vibrantlygfree

With love and gratitude, ❤︎ Jamie

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Comments

  1. Nunchee8 says

    Perfect proportions, and I had everything I needed at home! Always make little bags with what I have around, but I like the idea of making a larger batch that will last a few days. Thank you!!

    • Celiac Sojourness says

      I’m so glad you liked it! We have to keep it out of sight or we’d eat the whole thing.

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