Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix

October 30, 2017
Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix. Give your average trail mix a big boost with this sweet and salty roasted version. A hint of maple and vanilla, along with sea salt make the perfect snack, even when you aren't on the trail! bewholebeyou.com

 

Snacks have saved me the last two weeks. Convenient, simple, and filling is what I have needed. And this snack is exactly what I enjoyed–and I single handedly ate the whole batch aside from a few bites I rationed for Anthony, ha–oh wait, not joking.

I have always been a big trail mix person. Throw a bunch of nuts, seeds and perhaps some chocolate and you are set. But what if you took your typical trail mix up a notch? Ever tried roasting it? If not, you are so in for a treat!

I am a sucker for roasted nuts. Totally my fall and holiday favorite. I make my Maple Vanilla Spiced Pecans more times than I can count anymore. Buuu-ut, when I made these recently, I almost forgot about the spiced pecans. Reminder, I said almost.

The idea behind this trail mix is that it is still a simple mixture of your favorite nuts and goodies, but there is just one extra step, the roasting. And that makes all the difference. A touch of sweet, and a touch of salty brings it all together. Sweet and salty is my favorite combination. Pecans, almonds, golden raisins, flaked coconut, and pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Such a well rounded mix in my opinion. Although, it would still be lovely with some chocolate chips as well. Just make sure to toss those in after everything has cooled!

Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix. Give your average trial mix a big boost with this sweet and salty roasted version. A hint of maple and vanilla, along with sea salt make the perfect snack, even when you aren't on the trail! bewholebeyou.comFeel free to use your favorite combo of nuts and seeds. Just don’t skip the roasting! I wanted to add some cashews as well but was fresh out on the day I was working on this recipe. To be fair, I didn’t even miss them, and cashews are typically my thing. I didn’t just eat this by the handful, I also added it to salads, topped yogurt with a scoop, and then ate the rest by the handful, and another…and another. And when we got home from the hospital with Sam, I was stoked to see that I had some left since I had forgotten to take them with us.

Happy snacking!

Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix. Give your average trial mix a big boost with this sweet and salty roasted version. A hint of maple and vanilla, along with sea salt make the perfect snack, even when you aren't on the trail! bewholebeyou.com

Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 c raw almonds
  2. 1 c pecans (halves or pieces will work)
  3. 1/2 c pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  4. 1/2 c golden raisins
  5. 1/2 c coconut flakes
  6. 2 T coconut oil, melted
  7. 2 T pure maple syrup or honey
  8. 1/4 tsp sea salt
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  3. Spread evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and enjoy. Store at room temperature in an air tight container.
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Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix. Give your average trail mix a big boost with this sweet and salty roasted version. A hint of maple and vanilla, along with sea salt make the perfect snack, even when you aren't on the trail! bewholebeyou.com

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14 Comments

  • Reply Whitney E. RD October 31, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Such a great idea to make your own trail mix – so much tastier and healthier! And I love the salty and sweet flavors here!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Yep, I love putting in exactly what I want.

  • Reply LIz October 31, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    These look just beautiful! I am a snacker too- Wayne is lucky if he gets a smidgen of my roasted nuts ahah! And the best part of this post IMHO… that you got home from the hospital after picking up SAM!!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Ha, very true. The highlight indeed!!!!!

  • Reply Rachel October 31, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    I have a soft spot for trail mix. Sweet and salty is the best way to go!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Agree!!!

  • Reply Jessica @Small Bites by Jessica October 31, 2017 at 8:57 pm

    Is there a better combo than sweet and salty!? I think not. 🙂 Sounds amazing!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Nope there isn’t. You are 100% correct!

  • Reply Alisa October 31, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    This looks like the perfect amount of sweet and salty – not too much, but enough to keep munching. Love the nutty-coconutty blend, too!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Totally—all the things I always have around the house!

  • Reply Kristina @ Love & Zest November 1, 2017 at 9:27 am

    What a great snack! I love what you have in it! It would be great to have it around the house over the Holidays!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Absolutely!

  • Reply Christine - Jar Of Lemons November 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Love trail mix, but have never made my own! This looks so delicious and easy. Also loving the fact that it’s sweet and salty! YUM!

    • Reply Lorie November 3, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Definitely my favorite combo!

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