It’s good to be prepared when you’re out and about – whether it’s on a training run, or after a session.  Having some supplies at hand will help get you through to your next proper meal.  This super tasty, super healthy trail mix is totally gluten free and refined sugar free, making it the perfect snack choice. Make a batch and portion it out to keep some in the car, at work and at home to dip into as and when you need it!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup each raw walnuts, almonds, and pecans
1/2 cup each raw pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 cup or less raw honey
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F)

Roughly chop nuts and mix with seeds, coconut oil, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread on a cookie sheet or rimmed baking pan lined with parchment paper, and sprinkle with half of the salt.

Toast in the oven for 2-5 minutes, stirring occasionally to be sure the nuts and seeds are merely toasted, not burned (keep a watchful eye).

Take pan out of the oven and let cool, then add the remaining salt and drizzle the honey over the top. Toast in oven for another 5 minutes, stirring often (I keep my oven door cracked open for this). Remove from oven, mix thoroughly with apricots and cranberries and let cool.  It will be clumpy and sticky like granola when done. You should end up with 12- 14 quarter-cup servings (approximately).

Recipe Supplied by Les Mills