Trail Mix How-To (This Can’t Be Considered a Recipe)

Trail Mix. Something I’ve made countless times (and eaten exactly never because of my annoying nut allergy), it’s an easy all year round snack that can be made healthy by simply picking the right ingredients.

It’s also simple enough to make that I can’t even consider it a recipe.

Don’t believe me? Check out my “recipe” card for the exact trail mix I normally make.

Trail Mix How To

An endlessly customizable on the go snack.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Sara A.


Dried Fruit

  • raisins
  • apples
  • bananas
  • coconuts


  • macadamia nuts
  • walnuts
  • almonds
  • hazelnuts
  • cashew nuts


  • honey cereal
  • chocolate cereal


  • dark chocolate chips
  • popcorn



  1. Portion the ingredients as preferred and mix them together.

  2. Store in containers

Recipe Notes

(Seriously, that's it.)

It’s literally all about grabbing ingredients and mixing them together. Then you can divide them into small jars or tupperwares and have ready to go healthy snacks that have been made to your taste!

trail mix

It’s all about the ingredients, y’all!

Trail mix was created as an easy to eat snack to take on hikes, so it’s meant to be nutritious but light, easy to carry.

As such, it’s got a nut and dried fruit base, with some goodies to jazz it up. A lot of trail mixes liberally dish out candy, pretzels, and a lot of fatty components, but since we’re going for a healthy option, I used only healthy ingredients.

Here’s what I use on my trail mix:

trail mix ingredients

I cheat by starting with a mix that already has several types of nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, macadamia nuts, cashew nuts), as well as dried banana and coconut flakes.

To that, I add raisins and homemade dehydrate fruit (recipe up next week!), to complete my base.

Then I go crazy with the healthy goodies. Some popcorn (with no added sugar), dark chocolate chips (the healthiest chocolate), and cereal (here a mix of the Moana cereal (yes, I am a child, I feel like we’ve been over this), and honey/chocolate cereal).

When mixed, the trail mix is the perfect balance of crunchy and soft, nuts and goodies, but all healthy. It can be eaten as a snack at home, away, or simply as breakfast!

trail mix


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