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This is a two-for-one recipe that includes a quick snack idea and an easy way to transform it into a simple, filling breakfast! Our trail mix is protein-packed with nuts, with added sweetness from the dried fruit — and if you use all natural dried fruit, your trail mix won’t have any added sugar. All you have to do is toast these ingredients and your trail mix is good to go! If you want to turn this recipe into a yummy and simple breakfast idea, all you need is a glass jar (or bowl). You pour in your desired amount of cereal and an equal amount of milk, let it sit overnight, and you’ve got a hearty oatmeal, with great texture from the nuts and dried fruit. Whether you’re a fan of granola on-the-go or traditional oatmeal, this recipe is a must — enjoy!

Trail Mix

Yields approximately 5 cups


Trail Mix:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, optional


  • honey, optional
  • maple syrup, optional
  • milk or milk substitute


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and line 1-2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Toss all “Trail Mix” ingredients together and spread them out on baking tray(s). Place in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally to make sure everything gets toasted.
  3. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container at room temperature.
  4. To make cereal: Take desired amount of trail mix and place it in a sealable container (e.g. Mason jar).
  5. Pour in milk and stir in 2-3 teaspoons honey or maple syrup.
  6. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold or heated up in the morning.

Recipe adapted from Food and Wine