Trail Mix Recipe That Is So Simple

You are probably wondering why on earth I am listing a recipe for something that does not really need a recipe? I usually go to gym in the afternoon and on my way home I snack on a selection of nuts, seeds and dried fruit. For the past year I have been buying these little packs and frankly I am not sure why I have spent so much money on eating a store bought snack that I could easily make at home. I am sharing the recipe for trail mix in case you too have never thought to make this at home. This trial mix has a selection of the nuts, seeds and dried cranberries that I like but you can use what you prefer.  I also used these as a filling for my weekly rusk recipe, which I will be sharing with you soon.

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Trail Mix
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Trail Mix


  • 75 g pumpkin seeds
  • 75 g sunflower seeds
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 75 g mixed nuts
  • 1.25 mls ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 100° Celsius
  • Place the seeds, cranberries and nuts onto a baking tray
  • Sprinkle with the ground cinnamon
  • Bake for an hour and leave to cool before placing into an airtight container

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32 thoughts on “Trail Mix Recipe That Is So Simple

  1. Great mix, Tandy! Don’t know what “rusk” and want to find out. 🙂 ela

  2. When I stop and think about it, when it comes to snacks I do purchase them instead of make them myself, never really realized that before. Will have to change this right away. Thanks for the eye opening Tandy! great recipe.

  3. It’s ture – we buy these extortionately expensive packs when we could make exactly what we wanted at home for a fraction of the cost – and mixing it up as we like it! Great idea 🙂

  4. Looks delicious! I’ve never made trail mix, but I’ve made popcorn with dark chocolate and cranberries and pumpkin seeds… it was so good. I also make granola bars, and you’ve just reminded me I need to make some more this week. Thanks 🙂

  5. I don’t eat trail mixes as I prefer to save my calories for really bad stuff, (cake, pork belly etc) Even writing that I feel guilty! Hubby is the healthy one and he loves snacking on these so I will have to make this mix up for him. I love the fact you added some cinnamon!! YUM!

  6. You can’t beat the convenience of pre-packaged, single serving trail mix, but it really is such a waste of money. Great idea to make it yourself.

    1. I think this is one of those recipes that can be changed with ease to suit your own tastes, and what is in the pantry 🙂

  7. We enjoy a good trail mix as well and you are right there is nothing better than home made. Great recipe and the cinnamon in the mix sounds so good, Tandy!

  8. I have a small tuperware box of trail mix that travels everywhere with me – perfect for days in London when invariably I’m running between meetings and trying hard to avoid eating yucky shop bought sandwiches! I also add the mix to my granola. A great idea for a post Tandy!

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