Trail Mix Rusks | A South African Treat

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! They are super easy to make so please do try them.

Trail Mix Rusks
Trail Mix Rusks
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Trail Mix Rusks

Recipe Category: Snacks
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime


  • 250 g self raising flour
  • 1.25 mls baking powder
  • 2.5 mls fine salt
  • 155 g trail mix
  • 90 g fructose
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 125 g plain yoghurt
  • 125 g butter melted


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Line a loaf tin with baking paper
  • Place the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl
  • Mix together the egg, yoghurt and butter
  • Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the liquid ingredients
  • Mix until well combined
  • Pour the batter into the loaf tin and push the cranberries under the batter so that they don’t burn
  • Bake for 50 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to cool
  • Preheat the oven to 40° Celsius
  • Cut into chunks and bake for 3 hours to dry out

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39 thoughts on “Trail Mix Rusks | A South African Treat

  1. 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!

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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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