Healthy Homemade Trail Mix

Yields: 1 Serving Difficulty: Easy Cook Time: 10 Mins

Healthy Homemade Trail Mix is great for mid-morning or evening cravings. It consists nuts, seeds, dried fruits with a hint of ginger and cinnamon and mishri (rock candy) for added sweetness. It’s perfect to carry along on your summer hikes and road trips. It is fun to mix up nuts and seeds of your choice and convert it into an easy, healthy snack. The benefits of consuming nuts and seeds is no secret. They are a good source of antioxidants. According to the Harvard Health Review, “the tiny but mighty nuts and seeds deliver a protein, fiber and nutrient punch with every bite.”

I use unsalted nuts and seeds for this recipe. Make a batch of this Healthy Homemade Trail Mix and have a power packed snack on hand. There are numerous kinds of commercially available trail mixes but are expensive.It’s a balanced and satisfying snack to be consumed in moderation. But if made at home, you can control the ingredients and make it according to your taste. You can tweak and customize the recipe by either including or excluding nuts and seeds of your choice. I have added a dash of ginger powder and cinnamon  powder to the trail mix. Also have added ‘mishri’ or rock candy as a sweetener. You can use dark chocolate chips instead. Mishri is an excellent alternative to sugar. It is an energy booster, helps in digestion, helps sore throat, and also used as a breath freshener. Most Indian restaurants will have a combination of mishri and fennel seeds kept near the exit desks as it is a tradition to offer this after a meal. It is a good choice to use organic nuts and seeds. Make and keep this trail mix in an airtight container. It is easy to store and light-weight.


0/11 Ingredients


0/4 Instructions
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan or wok and add in melted ghee.
  • Add in the nuts first almonds, then cashews, then pistachios and walnuts and roast for about 7 to 8 minutes until the edges of the nuts turn a golden brown. Roast on medium flame, stirring so that the nuts do nut burn.
  • Turn off heat and add in the cinnamon, ginger and fennel seeds. Let cool completely and then mix in some small rock candy pieces (mishri).
  • Store trail mix in a glass air tight container.

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