Trail mix with maple glazed nuts

Snacks, snacks, snaaaacks, who the heck doesn’t love them?! Everyone, but mostly kids, obviously. Many snacks can’t really be considered healthy, though, and this is why we’ve prepared this recipe for you. So let’s get into it, shall we?

Trail mix with maple glazed nutsPin

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 3 minutes

Glazed nuts:

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic raw walnut
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic raw almonds
  • 5 tbsp. (75ml) of organic unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup (62.5ml) of maple syrup
  • Pink Himalayan salt
  1. Preheat a dry pan over a medium-high heat.
  2. Add the cashews, the walnuts, the almonds, the coconut, the maple syrup and the salt.
  3. Cook, stirring really frequently, until syrup is caramelized for 3 minutes, not more, or else it will burn.
  4. Let cool, ideally on parchment paper or else it will stick.

Trail mix:

  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic tamari almonds (gluten free)
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic raisins
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic dried figs
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) of organic 70% chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup (250ml) of maple glazed nuts
  1. Combine the almonds, the raisins, the chocolate chunks and the glazed nuts.
  2. Cut your figs in 4 pieces and add them to your mix.
  3. Mix everything and serve.

As I always do, I asked my readers to take part, maybe tell me what they think about my recipes and give me some tips, as well. What do they think of this one? Do they like it, did they make someone important to them happy with it? Did it help them save some time? Simply, what do our readers say about this recipe? Here it comes:

“This is an amazing snack/lunch. It’s like “s’mores in a jar”! My kids love it! It’s also good to take on the go – great to take in school lunches or to school. They can even eat it without me mixing in the nuts when they are left alone. I like having things pre-measured when I make food for them, so I can make one recipe for several people. This recipe also keeps well, so I often make this when we are at home or when I’m not around.”

“I love this recipe, my kids do too! The texture is spot-on and the flavors blend together nicely.”

“I sincerely hope this tastes exactly like maple glazed nuts I used to love as a kid. 

If so, I will be relieved of the guilt of eating something healthy.”

“I had to make this for my son who is on a strict diet.  He gobbled it up and loved it!”

“I am somewhat picky about the food I eat, and I enjoyed this trail mix immensely.  It was very filling and satisfying for me, which is saying something due to my appetite!”

“Lovely taste, not overly sweet thanks to maple syrup. Very tasty! Kids (even picky ones) ate it up too.”

And a little note before I will finally say goodbye to y’all: You’re 1 000, no 1 000 000, no 1 000 000 000 times more awesome and nice and excellent than every recipe here. Love you, love you all!

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