An easy-to-make trail mix always is a welcomed snack whether you are hiking or just lounging on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Errrmmm it could be a Saturday or any other lazy day too, just clearing up any doubts.
A trail mix is a type of snack typically made by baking granola, dried fruits, nuts, and seeds. The best thing about it is, it’s customizable… Whoo-hoo! Pimp my granola! Alright alright, I may have one too many espressos.
If you like your trail mix chewy, you can add more dried fruits like dried cranberries, dried goji berries, or raisins. If you crave the crunch, you can add puffed rice, puffed quinoa, etc. Chewy or crunchy we love you, trail mix!
I received some dried fruit packs from VLFresh and started daydreaming recipes… I thought hang on, this would make a lovely addition to a trail mix. Dried fruits are something I always try to add to my diet because dried fruit is highly nutritious. One piece of dried fruit contains about the same amount of nutrients as the fresh fruit but condensed in a much smaller package. By weight, dried fruit contains up to 3.5 times the fiber, vitamins, and minerals of fresh fruit. – Read more
If you are looking for a place to buy local dried fruits then VLFresh is your stop. They have a wide range of local dried fruits such as papaya, banana, pineapples. mango and they even have a cocktail mix. These amazing dried fruits can be added to your daily diet in many different ways such as add to your smoothie or morning oatmeal porridge, add to baking goods such as bread, muffins, or cakes, use for garnishing and toppings for salads, or even can munch on these because these are a perfectly healthy snack.
The best part is they have no added sugar, no added chemicals or preservatives making them child-friendly and health-friendly!
They are prepared using vacuum dehydration technology making them last longer whilst preserving the color, texture, and nutritional value. So make sure that you add these to your diet as much as possible.
- 02 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of kithul treacle
- 1/4 cup of melted coconut butter
- 01 cup of VLFresh dried fruits – Shop Now
- 1/2 cup of crushed walnuts
- 1/2 cup of puffed quinoa
- 1/4 cup of dried raisins
- 02 tsp of cinnamon powder
- 01 tsp of vanilla powder
- Salt to taste – optional
- Preheat the oven at 180°c
- Combine kithul treacle and melted coconut butter in a large bowl. Make sure you microwave kithul treacle and butter before mixing. kithul treacle adds a sweetness to the mix and coconut butter helps to roast and make the mix crunchier.
- Add rolled oats, dried fruits, cinnamon powder, vanilla powder, crushed walnuts, puffed quinoa, and dried raisins into the bowl and mix well combining everything evenly. Make sure all the dry ingredients are well coated in butter and kithul treacle mixture.
- Arrange a large baking tray with parchment paper and spread out the mixture on the tray in an even layer.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remember to toss it and turn the mixture halfway through to bake evenly. You know the trail mix is ready when the mixture is golden brown.
- Let it cool down to room temperature and store it in an air-tight container.
You can use this trail mix as a snack, a topping for smoothies, oatmeal porridge, or even on salads.
Try this recipe out and let me know how this turns out for you in the comments! You can also share your results with me on Instagram with the hashtag #thefoodsnapsrecipes.
Can’t wait to see your re-creations!