13 Trail Mix Recipes to Fuel Your Next Adventure
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Whether it’s for a day hike, backpacking trip, or just hanging out around the campfire, homemade trail mix is a perfect snack for any outdoor occasion.
Obviously there are a ton of trail mix options available for purchase in stores. But we also love making our own trail mix at home. Making trail mix ourselves allows us to customize the ingredients and keep the cost down. Plus, mixing and matching ingredients can be a lot of fun!
So if you’re looking for some outdoor snack inspiration, then you have got to check out this list of DIY trail mix recipes.
1. Maple Glazed Trail Mix
Not only does this trail mix taste better than most store-bought brands, but it’s way cheaper too! Similar in texture to a deconstructed KIND bar, this oven-baked mix features maple glazed nuts, tart dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips. This is the ultimate hiking snack that you have to try!
2. Sweet & Spicy Trail Mix
This trail mix features the sweet and spicy flavors of honey and Sriracha. Baked to golden perfection, this is a great hiking snack to keep you satisfied on the trail. (Gluten free option!)
3. Festive Trail Mix
While red, white, and green might bring back memories of the “happiest seaonson of all,” this trail mix features cranberries, yogurt covered raisins, pepitas, chocolate and almonds, and it great any time of year!
4. Chocolate & Banana Trail Mix
This homemade trail mix from The Endless Meal features banana chips, chocolate chunks, coconut, and nuts for a fun and flavorful snack mix.
5. Crunchy Thai-Inspired Trail Mix
Kick your trail mix up a notch with Veggie Inspired’s Thai Trail Mix. Using red curry paste, sesame, and peanut butter brings bold flavors to the mix of nuts and pretzels.
6. Nut Free Trail Mix
This nut-free trail mix from Dairy Free For Baby feautures seeds, dried fruit like apricots & cranberries, and chocolate.
7. Cajun Trail Mix
This Cajun Trail Mix from Eating Bird Food turns up the heat by dusting nuts and seeds with a spicy, savory spice blend and just a touch of sweetness.
8. Fall Trail Mix
This fall-inspired trail mix from The Cooking Bride features seeds, nuts, and candy-coated Reese’s Pieces.
9. Keto Trail Mix
This Whole 30 + Keto Trail Mix from Tastes Lovely features three kinds of nuts and toasted coconut, for a fat-fueled trail snack.
10. Chunky Monkey Trail Mix
Nuts, tropical fruit, and chocolate pair perfectly together in NeighborFood’s Chunky Monkey Trail mix.
11. Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix
The flavor of all the nuts in this trail mix from Lemons & Zest really come alive by popping them in then oven for just 15 minutes.
12. Energy Boosting Trail Mix with Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate
Energy Boosting Trail Mix with coconut and dark chocolate from Kristine’s Kitchen is a simple, no-nonsense trail mix that picks up a slightly toasted flavor from a quick hit of heat in a skillet.
13. Muddy Buddy Trail Mix
This Muddy Buddy Trail Mix from Joy Filled Eats is perfect for chocolate and peanut butter lovers! Additionally, Taryn’s recipe is low carb, grain free, and sugar-free.