Healthy, Homemade {Nut Free} Trail Mix

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Ummmm guys can we just stop for a minute and talk about the fact that it’s September already!?

September?!

Seriously?!

How did that happen?

I feel like I blinked and now the year is almost over?!

September?!

Already?!

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I’m sorry but I just can’t believe it?!

And you know what that means?!

It’s Father’s Day is this weekend!

Did you know?!

Are you ready?

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Obviously I am completely unprepared with September sneaking up on me all unexpected like but, never fear, I have a plan . . .

My sister and I have decided to join forces to put together one super awesome gift pack for our dear ol’ Dad – who just so happens to be one of the greatest, most thoughtful, considerate, loving, supportive, intelligent, encouraging, generous and kind hearted souls you could ever meet.

Seriously our Dad is just the best.

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Anyways, like I said, My sister and I are teaming up to put together one crazy cool gift pack for our dear ol’ Dad, filled with all his favorite things.

One of which is trail mix.

That man luuurrrvvveeesssss a good trail mix, I mean who doesn’t?!

Especially when you make it yourself and you can customize with all your, I mean his, favorite things! 😉

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So quick and easy to prepare made with just a handful of all natural, real food ingredients that I bet you have on hand already.

And you guys, this stuff is so good I can’t stop eating it.

I would have had the recipe up for you earlier but when I went to take photos of this deliciousness to share with you my camera battery died!

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And then I may or may not have proceeded to eat a good chunk of it while patiently waiting for said battery to charge . . . A girl has to pass the time some how right?! 😉

So sorry about the wait but you guys . . . this trail mix . . . it’s totally worth it, promise!

It’s crisp and crunchy, deliciously nutty, sweet, chewy and seriously addictive, or is it addicting?! No matter how you word it, simply put, its just yum!

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One thing I love about making your own trail mix is that not only is it super quick and easy to prepare, it also happens to be so much cheaper, not to mention so much better for you than a lot of the ones you can buy at the store.

Plus you can customize to suit your own personal taste which I just love, love, love.

Today’s “recipe” , if you could even call it that, is pretty basic, I’ve really just thrown a bunch of my fave seeds and dried fruits into a bowl added a cheeky little sprinkling of dark chocolate chips ( ← because well, why not?!) given it a good stir and boomshakalocka = done!

Healthy, Homemade {Nut Free} Trail Mix - www.betterwithcake.comI honestly think I could down that bowl of goodness in one sitting, just add a little  unsweetened vanilla almond milk, pour me a some coffee and I’d be set!

I decided to go with sunflower seeds and pepitas in place of my usual cashews and almonds just to change things up and you guys, talk about a winner!

And because this delicious little trail mix is nut free, it means it’s safe to pack into school lunches! ♥♥♥

I am very much in love with sunflower seeds and pepitas at the moment, I throw them into all of the salads and all of the dinners and did I mention the salads?! I just can’t seem to get enough and using them in this trail mix, instead of their more traditional cousins, may just be one of the best ideas I have had in a long time.

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Seriously this trail mix is in a delicious little world of its own, just you wait –

Sunflower seeds and pepitas provide our delicious “nutty” base.

Sultana’s, cranberries and goji berries add that all important burst of light, fresh, tart, tangy, deliciously chewy sweetness.

Crispy shards of toasted coconut add a subtly sweet, deliciously nutty, crazy, cool extra hit of crunch.

And a cheeky little sprinkling of dark and delicious dark chocolate chips add a touch of decadent indulgence that is nothing short of divine.

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Can you say yummmmmmmmm?!

As I said this “recipe” is totally customisable, feel free to play with the ratios and/or ingredients and make it just the way you like it.

Just promise me you’ll make it, asap!

All natural, quick, easy, crispy, crunchy, sweet and chewy, decadent, indulgent, delicious, nutritious, healthy, homemade, nut free trail mix . . .

Make it. Eat it. Love, love, love it.

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Healthy, Homemade {Nut Free} Trail Mix
Makes approx 2 1/2 cups of crispy, crunchy, sweet and chewy, choc chip studded, super seedy,  healthy, homemade, nut free trail mix

Ingredients –

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup of pepitas (or pumpkin seeds)

1/2 cup oven roasted coconut chips

1/2 cup dried fruit – I used a mix of sultanas, cranberries and goji berries

2 Tablespoons of dark chocolate chips, roughly chopped

Method –

1 – Place all ingredients into a small bowl and stir to combine.

2 – Store in an airtight container (I like to keep mine in the fridge so the choc chips don’t melt).

Enjoy xoxo

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Question of the day –

Are you a fellow trail mix lover? What’s your favorite flavor combination?

Feel free to share recipes, or links to your fave recipes in the comments below or on the Facebook page and please for the love of al that is good in this world when you do make this snack mix  (or any of the recipes you find on this blog of mine) go ahead and snap a pic and share it either on the Facebook page, or tag me on twitter or Instagram. Sharing is caring remember.

Do it, do it You know you want to 🙂
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