Easy Fall Trail Mix

Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel

With the holidays coming up, we are all making plans to be on the road. We are super fortunate to have both sides of our family in the area, but I know many of you have to travel by car and plane for great distances to see family over the holidays!

Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel


Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel

Whenever we travel, I always need a snack. I know my body and sugar just makes me feel sluggish and cranky, so I opt for fresh veggies if we can bring a cooler, or something full of protein. I tend to get crankier the longer we stay in a car, and staying hydrated and having convenient snacks on hand honestly help so much with that. Any mom knows that snacks is kind of a road trip savior as well for babies + toddlers. I wouldn’t suggest giving them this trail mix though! Choking hazard and all… but simple things like squeeze pouches, crackers, cooked beans that have been cooled, and fruit are all great options!

I love that we have a big batch of this trail mix in our pantry ready to go for the holidays but also anytime, as this pregnant mama seems to always need a healthy transportable snack for errands or long trips outside of the house.

Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel

Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel

Trail mix is so fun because you can really get creative with all the different combinations. This version screams fall to me with the pumpkin seeds and dried apples, but go ahead and play around with other variations by adding some yogurt covered fruit, dried pineapple or pear, and different kinds of nuts. I always need a little sweet to counteract the salty/savory of the nuts, so I always add some mini chocolate chips to any trail mix recipe.

Easy Fall Trail Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried apple slices, broken apart
  • 2 cups unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1 cup whole cashews
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Soak the almonds, cashews and pumpkin seeds prior to eating them. Just cover with water in a large bowl and let sit with a towel over top for 6 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse the nuts, then spread evenly on a large baking sheet and bake at 170 F over night (or 6-8 hours).
  3. Allow nuts to cool before using.
  4. Combine all your ingredients in a bowl and mix. Store in airtight containers in the pantry.
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This recipe will make about 5 cups of trail mix, so spread the love! 😉

Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel

Easy fall trail mix...perfect for holiday or anytime travel

What are your favorite road trip snacks?

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Natasha Red lives in Texas with her husband and baby girl. She inherited her love of cooking from watching her dad serve her family meals every night growing up. From early on, being in the kitchen has provided a creative outlet and a sense of calm at the end of a hard day. Natasha loves to see women boldly approach food, embracing it as a blessing to themselves and the people that fill their homes. Her blog is a personal recipe collection sprinkled with thoughts on motherhood, life as a family, natural living, and her passion for gathering people in her home, feeding their bellies and their hearts as well.

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