Toasted Coconut Trail Mix (Whole30)
Toasted Coconut Trail Mix...nuts roasted in cinnamon and coconut oil and tossed with toasted coconut flakes and cacao nibs. PERFECT for hiking, road trips and traveling! It's totally unsweetened, so it's perfect for the Whole30 (as fuel for a hike or similar on the go activity. not as a snack while you watch netflix. quick clarification there) P.S. Yes, that IS a Wisconsin shaped cutting board!
Here's what you need:
-1/3 C. Coconut Flakes
-1/2 C. Raw Cashews
-1/2 C. Walnut Pieces
-1/4 C. Slivered Almonds (be sure to check your labels!)
-1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. VIRGIN Coconut Oil (don't use refined or it won't taste like coconut!)
-1 tsp. Cinnamon (I use this brand)
-2 Tbsp. Cacao Nibs
Here's what to do:
1.Place a skillet on the stove and pour in coconut flakes. Then turn stove to medium heat.
2.Stir coconut flakes frequently for 3-4 minutes, depending on how long it takes for your stove to warm up. Once the smallest coconut flakes are golden brown, remove skillet from heat and continue to stir until flakes are all toasted. Set flakes aside in a large mixing bowl.
3.Combine cashews, walnuts and slivered almonds. Then melt coconut oil in the skillet you just used, on medium heat.
4.Once coconut oil is melted, add cinnamon and stir until fully incorporated. Then add the nuts and stir to fully coat in coconut oil/cinnamon mixture.
5.Continue to cook at medium heat, stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes. Your walnuts will brown first, so keep on eye on them. As soon as walnuts are browned (and almost too brown), spread entire mixture into an even layer in a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Let cool 30 min.
6.Once nut mixture has cooled, combine with toasted coconut flakes and cacao nibs. Mixture will be sticky: keep in fridge. Then take them on the go with you and enjoy! Makes about one mason jar full.
FRIENDLY REMINDER: This Whole30 compliant recipe is meant to be used as a fuel for activity and workouts, or as a serving of fat in a meal. For my Whole30 newbies, “compliant” doesn't mean “eat it as much as you want”! Be careful not to eat things like this as a "snack", but instead keep to the Whole30 meal template guidelines.
- 1/3 C. Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 C. Raw Cashews
- 1/2 C. Walnut Pieces
- 1/4 C. Slivered Almonds
- 1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. VIRGIN Coconut Oil (don't use refined or it won't taste like coconut!)
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. Cacao Nibs