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Trail Mix Recipe

For our recent camping trip I decided to make homemade trail mix. I love trail mix, and it makes a great quick high protein snack. But it isn’t cheap, and by making my it myself I can leave out some of the less healthy ingredients that are usually included. This recipe was modified from a recipe in Cooking Light. I changed some of the ingredients to make it less spicy and added one bag of M & Ms, since my kids don’t think it is trail mix if it doesn’t have some candy.


Yield: 8

Trail Mix Recipe

Trail Mix Recipe
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup edamame
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 package M & Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 325. Combine sugar, salt, cumin and chili powder and mix well.
  2. Whisk egg white until it is foamy. Add almonds, cashews and edamame and mix well, then mix in spice mixture from #1. Spread mixture on baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring once.
  3. Cool completely, then stir in coconut, cranberries and M & Ms. Store in airtight container.


Nutrition facts are estimates.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Saturated Fat: 4gSodium: 304mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 8g



By on August 24th, 2010

2 thoughts on “Trail Mix Recipe”

  1. My kids are like yours – it's not trail mix without the candy! I've never tried the edamame – but I'm excited to try!


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