This Healthy Trail Mix recipe is a balanced blend of nuts, seeds and dried fruits.  It’s a great homemade trail mix to pack for work or school, hikes or enjoy as an after workout snack.

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Homemade trail mix is an easy snack to keep on hand.  It’s nourishing and energizing and keeps the hunger pangs at bay!

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What Is Trail Mix?

Trail mix is a popular snack mix that’s usually made with nuts, seeds, dried fruit and granola. It was originally introduced back in the 1910s in a camping guide by Horace Kephart as a snack to be taken on camping trips and on hikes for a boost of energy. 

What Are Common Trail Mix Ingredients?

Common ingredients that you’ll find in trail mix include nuts (like walnuts, almonds , hazelnuts, pistachios and cashews), seeds (like pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds),  dried fruit (like raisins, dried apricots, dried blueberries and dried cranberries), chocolate (chocolate chips and M&Ms)), shredded coconut, and other add-ins (like toasted coconut and granola).

Trail Mix Recipe

When buying healthy trail mix ingredients, try to find organic ingredients and unsweetened dried fruits.  Often dried cranberries have added sugar listed in their ingredients, so you’ll want to read the fine print.  This recipe is completely customizable. Use as much or as little of the ingredients as you like. Just toss them together, pack in a baggie and tuck inside your purse or backpack to enjoy later.

  • Nuts. We use a combination of almonds, walnuts, pistachios and hazelnuts.
  • Seeds. We use a mix of pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
  • Dried fruit. Dried cranberries, raisins, blueberries, cherries and goji berries.

Find printable recipe with measurements below.

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How to Make Trail Mix

This healthy trail mix recipe comes together in about 5 minutes start-to-finish! We like the nuts and seeds raw, but you could toast them in the oven (at 350 degrees) for 5-7 minutes until they are lightly browned.

  1. Toss Ingredients. Toss all of the ingredients in a bowl to mix things up.
  2. Storage. Store in an air-tight container or plastic bags. If properly stored, trail mix should last up to 30 days.

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Yield: 4 cups

Healthy Trail Mix

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

This Healthy Trail Mix recipe is a balanced blend of nuts, seeds and dried fruits without any added sugar.  It's a great homemade trail mix to pack for work or school or enjoy as an after workout snack.


  • 2 cups mixed nuts (1/2 cup each almonds, walnuts, pistachios and hazelnuts)
  • 2/3 cup seeds (1/3 cup each pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds)
  • 1 cup unsweetened dried fruit (1/4 cup each dried cranberries, cherries, blueberries and goji berries)


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Gently toss the ingredients to mix things up.
  3. Store in an air-tight container for up to 30 days.



These are some other trail mix ingredients you can toss into the mix.

  • Add dark chocolate chips
  • Toss in M&Ms
  • Pecans instead of walnuts
  • Add in toasted coconut flakes

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 517Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 10gSugar: 26gProtein: 13g attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations. See full disclaimer on About page.