Store-bought trail mix can be high in added sugar, but Eating Bird Food’s maple-cinnamon trail mix contains only 6 grams of sugar per serving, making it a great choice for breakfast. What’s more, it’s loaded with antioxidants and heart-healthy unsaturated fats. The American Heart Association recommends eating a small handful, or 1.5 ounces of whole nuts, about 4 times per week. This is a tasty way to reach that quota! (Nuts are calorie-dense, so be mindful of portion sizes.)
Maple Cinnamon Breakfast Trail Mix
- 1/2 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup raw, shelled pistachios
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Pinch of sea salt
- 1/4 cup dried berries
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine almonds, cashews, pistachios and coconut flakes in a mixing bowl with maple syrup, cinnamon, vanilla and sea salt. Toss to combine.
Spread nut mixture onto a baking sheet, and bake for about 10 –12 minutes, until nuts are fragrant and golden brown. Remove from oven, and allow nuts to cool. Toss with dried berries, and enjoy. Store leftover mix in a covered storage container for up to a week.
Serves: 8 | Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Per serving: Calories: Calories: 174; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 17mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 5g
Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 165mg; Iron: 8%; Vitamin A: 8%; Vitamin C: 1%; Calcium: 6%