Trail Mix

Trail Mix Recipe
Photo: Oxmoor House
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.

Yield:

Serves 15 (serving size: 1/3 cup)
Total time: 48 Minutes

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 2 Minutes
Total: 48 Minutes

Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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.

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.