Trail Mix

Below I will be listing several ingredients that you can add to make your own trail mix, tailored to you. Some of them will be keto and some will not. The ones that are not can still be included for the most part, as long as you keep the ratio to a minimum.

Ratio in trail mix is important as well as individual. Sure it needs to taste good, but the texture has to feel good too. If you eat it in handfuls like I do, you need to strike a balance between soft (fruits), medium (some nuts), and hard (crackers and other nuts). It may take some taste testing to find the right balance of both, but I’m sure it will be tasty.

If you want to add a little spice to the mix, add (2 Tbsp butter 1.5 Tbsp worcestershire sauce, 0.25 tsp garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt) per 2 cups, to the nuts and/or grains and cook for 15-20 minutes at 300 degrees, stirring halfway through.

Peanuts
Pecans
Sunflower seeds
Almonds
Pumpkin Seeds
Walnuts
Coconut flakes

Chex/crispex (other dry cereal)
Pretzels
Chocolate chips
Goldfish
Cheese-its
M&Ms
Granola (clusters)
Dried fruit (strawberries, bananas, cherries, blueberries, raisins, cranberries)

 

Beware the size of all your ingredients. Small bits like sunflower seeds will sit on the bottom, so add the smallest last and do not mix it up too much afterwards.

If you want to bind the trail mix to make clusters, you can use a bit of melted chocolate or some honey. This can be used to create a layer to be broken up on a cookie sheet or parchment paper. This will help with any sizing issues as pointed out above. If you still feel it is inconsistent in size or proportion, you can smash all the large things into smaller bits and then meld them into clusters. I have not tried this yet, but I would if I liked having more than just a few ingredients in my trail mix.

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