trail mix mixed dried fruit

Nut Free Vegan Trail Mix

The term “trail mix” can conjure up many different images. Maybe a healthy snack containing dried fruit and seeds or even the gooey sticky cereal your parents utilized to make you take along on overnight/long distance hikes. Today’s recipe is definitely healthy and great for vegans. It might also help people with certain allergies.

Preparation is simple and quick. There’s plenty of room for a little imagination with different dried fruits, seeds and how about some candy?

trail mix mixed dried fruit

Nut Free Vegan Trail Mix

Everyone needs an energy boost if you're biking, hike or canoeing but not everyone can eat nuts and plenty of people have dairy allergies. This simple trail mix recipe will solves both problems without missing out on taste.
Don't be put off with the vegan bit, this is a tasty snack for everyone.
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Snack

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds (shelled)
  • 1 cup roasted & shelled sunflower seeds
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup golden raisins
  • 10 dried apricots chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • Salt

Optional

  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate

Instructions
 

  • Start out by measuring out all of your ingredients and have them close to hand when you start cooking. Helps avoid burning the mixture if everything is ready.
  • In a small pot heat the maple syrup until it just starts to bubble. Take care as you don't want to burn anything.
  • Reduce heat to med-low and add the pumpkin spice and a pinch of salt stirring all of the time.
  • Reduce heat and add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds. Stir and continue to cook for further 3-4 minutes. The aim is to thoroughly coat the seeds but not burn anything.
  • As soon as everything is covered with the syrup mix turn the contents out on to parchment paper and let it cool completely.
  • There should be a nice glaze on the seeds and you can break apart any large clumps in to bite size pieces.
  • Now it's time to put all of the other ingredients in to a bowl along with the glazed seeds and mix well.
  • Store this nut free trail mix in an airtight container.
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