As promissed, here is a recipe that you will be surprised by how easy and simple it is to make, yet so "freaken" good! If you have a sweet tooth, this is for you because it's sew-weet! If you like to hike and go camping, this is for you because, well, hello! Trail mix! Heck, this stuff is so good, the first time I made it, it was dinner that night because I couldnt stop eating it, lol.
It's based off a recipe I found in an older issue of the Alive magazine. I only made a few changes, like subbing the butter for coconut oil to make it healthier and it's perfect, in my opinion.
Maple-Glazed Trail Mix
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 cup pecans, halved
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup Medjool dates, chopped
In a skillet, melt the coconut oil on medium heat. Add pecans, almonds and pumpkin seeds. Cook 3 minutes, stirring regularly. Add maple syrup and cinnamon to skillet and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes. Toss in coconut and stirr well. Remove from heat and stirr in the cranberries and chopped dates. Put in a bowl to cool and store in an airtight container.
If you don't have a sweet tooth, this is probably not for you though. It tastes like dessert, if you ask me. Which is probably why I like it so much :) I am definately going to make sure I have a batch with me next time we go camping. It's perfect energy food for when your physically active, or need a pick-me up snack in the middle of the afternoon.
I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do!