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Are You Feeling Nutty? Here's A Trail Mix Recipe For you!

Updated: Apr 21, 2022

This trail mix makes for a great Christmas Eve or Christmas Day snack! It can also be added to a charcuterie board for a bit of extra flavor. Enjoy!

Spicy, Sweet and Savory Trail Mix



1 cup walnut halves

1 cup pecan halves

1 cup cashews

1 cup unsweetened coconut

½ cup pepitas

1/3 cup sunflower seeds


1T chili powder

1t ground cumin

1t ground coriander

1t ground ginger

1/8 t ground cloves

½ t sea salt


2T coconut oil, melted

2T honey

2T maple syrup


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, whisk together the spices.

In a small bowl, combine the liquids (may need to microwave for 30 seconds to melt the coconut oil).

Once the coconut oil is melted, you can put the spices into the liquids and whisk together until blended.

In a large bowl, combine the nuts.

Pour the liquid/spice mixture over the nuts and mix well.

Spread the mixture on the parchment paper.

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the mixture starts to caramelize.

Cool and store in an airtight container.


Maria Netherland is a Northwest Florida-based coach who is a USA Triathlon Level II Endurance and Youth & Juniors Certified Coach as well as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Performance Enhancement Specialist. Coach Maria loves working for athletes of all abilities, military athletes, and new triathletes as they pursue their goals. Maria is a veteran of the US Army and a United States Military Academy at West Point graduate. She can be reached at


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