Tropical Trail Mix

Photo: Plamen Petkov
Stave off that energy slump with this tasty, stamina-boosting Tropical Trail Mix


Makes about 30 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 162
Fat 10.8 g
Satfat 2.7 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 2.1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 14 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 6 mg
Calcium 37 mg


1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
2 cups natural raw almonds
1 cup unsalted raw cashews
1 cup unsalted raw shelled pistachios
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup dried pineapple
1 cup chopped dried papaya


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a small saucepan, heat first 4 ingredients (through ginger) over low heat, stirring until smooth. In a large bowl, combine almonds, cashews, and pistachios; add honey mixture and toss to coat. Spread on prepared baking sheet; bake 15-20 minutes, stirring once, until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet.

3. Break cooled nut mixture into pieces; toss in large bowl with coconut, pineapple, and papaya until combined. Store in an airtight container.


Fiona Bennett,


July 2012
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