Tasty Maple Trail Mix

Tasty Maple Trail Mix

Amanda G 0

"Someone shared this recipe with me and I adjusted it to my and my family's liking. It's easy to make and provides a nice snack option than the other items that seem to fill up my pantry!"

Ingredients 2 h 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 230 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 230 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 23.8g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Stir the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Meanwhile, combine the rolled oats, pecans, almonds, raisins, cranberries, and sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot maple syrup over top, and stir until evenly mixed. Spread onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, scrape onto a cold baking sheet, and cool to room temperature. Break into clumps and stir in the chocolate covered peanuts once cool.
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  • Cook's Notes
  • You can substitute many of the ingredients if you'd like. I tried many combinations before settling on this one. Here are some suggestions:
  • Use golden raisins instead of red raisins (the taste is similar, but the golden raisins add a nice color). Substitute peeled hazelnuts for pecans. Substitute shelled pumpkin seeds for sunflower kernels. Use 1 cup of almonds, 1 cup of honey-roasted peanuts and 1 cup of regular M&M's(R). Substitute other types of sweets for the M&M's(R), such as chocolate covered pretzels or Reese's(R) Pieces.
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  1. 4 Ratings

Sarah Jo

I took MagicPam's advice and added another cup and a half of the rolled oats. I did not add the raisins or cranberries until after the rest of the mixture had baked because I didn't want them to burn. (Whenever I make trail mix or granola with the cranberries and bake them, it never turns out right. They either dry out, become rock hard or scorch and taste awful). We ate this as a breakfast cereal (granola) sans chocolate covered peanuts with fresh strawberries sliced over the top. VERY good. I'm glad for the previous reviewer who suggested to double--I agree that the mix would have been way too wet had I not and maybe I would not have had as good of an outcome.


Man, this stuff is good! However, I modified it a bit, because it was just too "wet" as written. I make the sauce as directed, but I use 1&1/2 times the amount of all the other ingredients. I bake it at 400 degrees for about 25-30 minutes, and that makes it just right for our tastes. I have since experimented with different dried fruit blends (tropical, etc) with equal success. It's a healthy snack staple in our house!

Shutter bug 1

I was given this recipe 15 years ago by my scot master. Man it is good.