Easy Peasy Trail Mix to Go

IMG_3098We have a staple in our household: trail mix. It’s one of those things I know my husband will go for when he is past the point of starving to hold him over, and is a healthy alternative to what he could grab instead. Don’t get me wrong…he is a super healthy eater, but you know how ravenous someone can get when they past the point of no return with an angry tummy. I’m pretty sure I would start eating the plants on my patio if I had to. No regrets either. Except that we forget to water them, so it would be a pretty dry snack…

This is probably the easiest trail mix you could ever throw together. I make it about every 2 weeks and takes me no more than 10 minutes to mix and separate into individual portions. I use what I affectionately call my “trail mix bowl” for measuring, mixing and storing. When it is empty, the hubster puts it out on the counter and I make some more. This version is not only pretty dern tasty, but also allows you to customize based on what you like. It’s really that simple.

 

What you’ll need:

A mix of nut varieties, dates, raisins, healthy chocolate chips, banana chips, dried fruit…whatever you like in a trail mix. Buy enough to fill your “trail mix” bowl

3 tsp cinnamon

2 tbsp powdered maple sugar

 

Kitchen Equipment:

“Trail Mix” bowl

wooden spoon or a long kitchen spoon

measuring spoons and cup

sandwich sized ziplock baggies

 

Directions:

Step one: Find a large bowl that you don’t use for cooking all that often. It will become your trail mix bowl :) This is what mine looks like.

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Fill your trail mix bowl until you only have about 2 inches left on the sides without any mix. Use a combo of your ingredients. For this mix, I used banana chips, dates, almonds, walnuts and cashews. If all of your stuff won’t fit, just set it aside for next time.

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Add cinnamon, maple sugar and mix well with a big spoon. This makes the trail mix so tasty! You can also add apple pie or pumpkin pie spice around the holidays to mix it up a bit.

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Using a 1 cup measuring cup, portion the trail mix out into sandwich baggies.

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Keep portioning the mix out until you have no more. See, all gone :) Rinse and dry your trail mix bowl.

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Put your portioned baggies back into your trail mix bowl. I usually get about 13-15 baggies. You could get more with a smaller portion size if you want.

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Place your trail mix bowl in a very obvious place in your pantry. Mine is in the front of the other stuff I have crammed in there lol. IMG_3110Enjoy!

 

Xoxo,

Tiffany

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