Recipe For Trail Mix Rusks

These have to be the best rusks I have ever made. They combine my trail mix with a standard rusk recipe and they provide me with a feeling of being healthy with every bite. I find rusks so easy to make, and so rewarding to enjoy. An airtight container sitting on my desk will not last Dave and I a week. I ate these trail mix rusks as a mid morning snack and Dave had them with his morning and afternoon cup of coffee. They are perfect for me to have in the car as well, for the days that I am on the road before 7am and not coming in to the office. Rusks are such a South African treat, and this recipe has been sent to a friend of mine in London. She has lived in the UK for longer than she lived in South Africa, but the taste for rusks never goes away. I hope she enjoys my trail mix rusks as much as I did!

Trail Mix Rusks
Trail Mix Rusks

Trail Mix Rusks
 
Ingredients
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1.25mls baking powder
  • 2.5mls fine salt
  • 155g trail mix
  • 90g sugar - I used fructose
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 125g plain yoghurt
  • 125g butter, melted
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  2. Line a loaf tin with baking paper
  3. Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  4. Mix together the egg, yoghurt and butter
  5. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients
  6. Mix until well combined
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf tin and push the cranberries under the batter so that they don’t burn
  8. Bake for 50 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and leave to cool
  10. Preheat the oven to 40° Celsius
  11. Cut into chunks and bake for 3 hours to dry out

 

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38 thoughts on “Recipe For Trail Mix Rusks

  1. Great recipe, definitely worth a try!

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    1. And very tasty xox

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  2. I have never heard of rusks Tandy, other than for babies to teeth on so they are clearly a South African treat. These sound very interesting so perhaps I will have a go. Great tip about pushing the cranberries down so they don’t burn.

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    1. I am sure they were developed with babies in mind 🙂

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  3. These look just wonderful, Tandy! My best friend is South African so I am also sharing the recipe with her (hoping she will make them often!:))
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    1. I hope she makes them often as well 🙂

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  4. With all the nuts, seeds and cranberries, I can see why these would be a great snack.

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    1. and healthy as well 🙂

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  5. Mmm, add a bit of chocolate to these rusks, and I would be a very happy rusk eater 😀

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    1. That would make them perfect Uru 🙂

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  6. These look and sound great–i love rusks–will have to try this recipe soon

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    1. I am on a rusk mission at the moment Usha 🙂

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  7. I first tried risks like these a year or so ago, and was besotted with them! They’re not very available commercially here (I found them in the South African section of a supermarket) so I like the idea of making them from scratch. Incorporating trail mix is just my kind of thing, too 🙂
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    1. I hope you enjoy the home made ones as much as you did the commercial ones Kari 🙂

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  8. I am going to have to make this Tandy, I believe you have written about rusks before and these sound wonderful.
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    1. I have indeed posted about them before, I am a bit addicted at the moment 🙂

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  9. Rusk isn’t very popular here in the U.S. (I guess because most people don’t really drink tea here the way it’s drunk in most other countries) – in fact rusk is almost impossible to find. Thanks for sharing your recipe – it looks delicious and nutritious.

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment Joyti 🙂

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  10. These look really yummy, Tandy. 🙂

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    1. Thanks AD 🙂

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  11. I’d be happy to eat these for a snack, after a run, or for breakfast!

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    1. That is why I keep on making them Squishy 🙂

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  12. I need to keep a bag of these in my handbag. I get so cranky when I get hungry!
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    1. I also get a bit cranky when I need to eat 🙂

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  13. I’ve never even heard of a rusk, but I just love the idea of these! Would make the perfect breakfast 🙂

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    1. They are indeed the best breakfast snack 🙂

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  14. I had never actually heard the work rusk before so I just had to look it up! I figured from the photo is was a cake or similar 🙂 I like the idea of using some trail mix in there!
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    1. Thanks Amy, I should remember to include more information about our local cuisine 🙂

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  15. I’ve never tried rusks before but these look tasty!
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    1. Thank you Jess, and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  16. I am new to rusks but your normal one & this special one looks absolutely divine!

    This is sort of a cake mixed with a bread structure? Yummm!

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    1. It is a cake basically that is twice baked 🙂

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  17. Very interesting recipe, never hear of it, but it sounds definitely delicious, I must give it a try soon. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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    1. My pleasure Giovanna, and so nice to ‘see’ you here 🙂

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  18. You can’t beat a good homemade rusk.
    Have a happy day Tandy.
    🙂 Mandy xo

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    1. I need to find new flavours Mandy as I love them 🙂

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  19. Great snack/breakfast idea. Beats eating trial mix from a bag…

    ela h.
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    1. That was my thought Ela 🙂

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