Trail Mix

This is the perfect trail mix and much cheaper than buying ready made trail mix from a health food store. The mix contains an excellent source of slow releasing energy, perfect for hikers and students and I often make this mix as a snack. I always have some in my bag in case I get stuck in a long meeting, or if my blood sugar level drops. I also keep a container filled with delicious trail mix in my bag when travelling as I never like the food served on planes. The good thing about making your own trail mix is that you can add the stuff you really love (like chocolate and cashew nuts) and omit the stuff you don't like (like hazelnuts or peanuts with the skins on...which I hate).

This trail mix is very easy to make vegan, just omit the chocolate or use any chocolate suitable for vegans.

An excellent source of slow releasing energy

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free

This recipe is easy to make:

  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Vegan

Trail Mix

Serves 1-2 hungry hikers (or students)


  • 1 large handful pitted dates, chopped finely
  • 1 large handful figs, short stalk cut off and figs chopped finely
  • 1 large handful raisins
  • Small handful pumpkin seeds (toasted if you like)
  • Small handful nut mix (hazelnuts, cashew nuts, walnuts, Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts)
  • Very small handful apricots (unsulphured/organic)
  • Very small handful cashew nuts (toasted if you like)
  • Very small handful almonds, chopped finely
  • Very small handful dark, organic chocolate (with raw cane sugar), chopped finely


  1. Chop the large handful dates and large handful figs finely.
  2. Chop the very small handful apricots and very small handful chocolate finely
  3. Chop the very small handful almonds finely.
  4. Chop the small handful nut mix finely.
  5. Combine the raisins, dates, figs, pumpkin seeds, mixed nuts, almonds, apricots, cashew nuts and chocolate and place in a container or a plastic bag.


  • You can also use whole, dried bananas (use the soft kind, not the honey glazed kind), dried apples, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, freeze dried fruits and more.