Granola Trail Mix
February 12, 2018
"This Granola Trail Mix is something that I've pieced together over the years combining a recipe or two here and there. Two years ago, I made it up in a large batch and divided it into mason jars to give to my office co-workers. It was a hit! It makes a great gift that you don't feel awkward repeatedly giving every year or just a great snack mix to keep on hand. It's also great with yogurt! (I'm not a fan of coconut, but I do think coconut flakes would be a good addition; as well as a variety of any other dried fruits or nuts and seeds. Keep in mind if you add more dry ingredients, you'll want to increase the butter and honey mixture a bit in the last steps.)"
- Serving Size: 1 (249.2 g)
- Calories 703.1
- Total Fat - 25.2 g
- Saturated Fat - 6.4 g
- Cholesterol - 30.7 mg
- Sodium - 696.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 105.8 g
- Dietary Fiber - 11.2 g
- Sugars - 46.9 g
- Protein - 19.9 g
- Calcium - 73.6 mg
- Iron - 5 mg
- Vitamin C - 7.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0.8 mg
First, make the granola: Combine the oats, almonds, pepitas, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl.
Add the avocado oil and 2/3 cup of the honey and mix well.
Carefully pour this out onto a large oven-proof pan. Bake at 300 degrees for about 50 minutes, removing the pan and stirring well about halfway through the bake.
Scoop the mixture onto parchment paper to cool.
Melt the butter and 5 tablespoons raw honey over low heat in a small saucepan.
On the same oven-proof pan from earlier (no need to have washed it), combine the cooled granola and the pretzels with the butter and honey mixture. Stir to evenly coat the dry mix.
Return the granola mix to the oven and bake at 300 degrees for about 10-15 minutes. You can remove and toss this about halfway through, again.
Remove mix from pan and cool on parchment paper.
In the same large bowl from earlier (you don't even need to have washed it), combine cooled granola mix with 1.5 cups semi sweet chocolate chunks and 1 cup dried cranberries.
Store in an air tight container.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.