Granola Trail Mix Recipe

Granola Trail Mix Recipe
A granola trail mix includes the sweetness of granola with the convenience of a trail mix. This is the perfect food for hikers and campers who need an energy source throughout the day. Keeping up the pace is essential for maintaining vigor and enjoying a satisfying outdoor experience. This recipe withstands light temperature changes so it is a good food choice for the outdoor enthusiast. The mixture of non-perishable seeds, nuts and dried fruits in combination with oats and honey make this mix sweet and tasty.
 

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • 1 6 qt. saucepan
  • 1 mixing spoon
  • 1 glass measuring cup
  • 4 cups of rolled oats
  • ½ cup of dried shredded coconut, tart cherries and cubed dates
  • 2/3 cup of natural honey
  • 2/3 cup of natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup of cashews or almonds (soy nuts can be substituted for nuts)
  • No flavor cooking spray
  • 1 jelly pan
  • 1 table knife
  • 5 1-qt. zip lock baggies
  • 1 gallon zip lock bag
 
Step 1
Measure out ingredients and set aside.
Step 2
Lightly grease a jelly roll pan with unflavored cooking spray. Pour the rolled oats into the jelly roll pan. Spread evenly so the bottom is completely covered.
Step 3
Turn the heat up on the burner to medium or around 275 degrees. Place the saucepan on the burner.
Step 4
Place peanut butter, cinnamon and honey in the pan. Keep stirring for around ten minutes or until mixture is completely melted but not boiling.
Step 5
Pour melted mixture over oats in jelly pan until evenly coated. Bake for 30 minutes at 300 degrees F. Stir occasionally.
Step 6
Remove from heat and mix in fruit and nut mixture. Allow to cool completely until it hardens and reaches a crumble-like consistency.
Step 7
Break into bite size pieces or chunks with a table knife. Place the trail mix into 1-qt. ziplock bags for distribution. Store leftovers in a sealed, cool, dry location.
 

Tips & Warnings

 
Interchange nuts for soy nuts if desired.
 
Implement sunflower seeds, pine nuts, flax or sesame seeds if desired.
 
Enjoy this mix on hiking trips, camping excursions or anytime for a pick-me-up snack.
 
Inform those who have nut allergies that this recipe contains nuts.
 
Do not heat up dried fruit---it will cause the fruit to rehydrate and add moisture to the mix.
 
Keep the mixture sealed at all time---otherwise fruit flies and bugs could invade the mixture.

 

Article Written By Julie Boehlke

Julie Boehlke is a seasoned copywriter and content creator based in the Great Lakes state. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. Boehlke has more than 10 years of professional writing experience on topics such as health and wellness, green living, gardening, genealogy, finances, relationships, world travel, golf, outdoors and interior decorating. She has also worked in geriatrics and hospice care.

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