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Trail Mix

Photo: Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 2 mins
Total time 48 mins
Yield Serves 15 (serving size: 1/3 cup)
The trick to get kids to eat trail mix—add just a little bit of the sweet stuff to the nutritious stuff so it tastes like a treat! Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium and zinc, and the cranberries are chock-full of vitamin C and fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted pumpkinseed kernels
  • 1/2 cup whole natural almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups wheat bran flakes cereal with raisins and clusters
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1/4 cup flaked unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate minichips

Nutrition Information

  • calories 161
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 9.9 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 1.8 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 4.5 g
  • carbohydrate 15.4 g
  • fiber 2.9 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 54 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Place pumpkinseed kernels and almonds on a jelly-roll pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with sugar and salt; toss to coat.

  3. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Let cool on pan 30 minutes.

  4. Transfer pumpkinseed mixture to a large bowl; add cereal and remaining ingredients, tossing well.

  5. Kids Can Help: Kids can measure all the ingredients, pour them into the bowl, and toss. Then they can measure individual portions into snack containers so they're ready to go for the week.

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