Tasty Maple Trail Mix

Someone shared this recipe with me and I adjusted it to my and my family’s liking. It’s easy to make and provides a nice snack option than the other items that seem to fill up my pantry!

Original recipe makes 5 cups


3/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup pecan halves
2 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chocolate covered peanuts (such as M&M’s®)

  • PREP

    15 mins

  • COOK

    20 mins


    2 hrs 35 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Stir the maple syrup, vanilla extract, and cinnamon together in a small saucepan over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Meanwhile, combine the rolled oats, pecans, almonds, raisins, cranberries, and sunflower seeds in a large mixing bowl. Pour the hot maple syrup over top, and stir until evenly mixed. Spread onto prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, scrape onto a cold baking sheet, and cool to room temperature. Break into clumps and stir in the chocolate covered peanuts once cool.


Calories: 230 kcal
Carbohydrates: 23.8 g
Cholesterol: < 1 mg
Fat: 14.3 g
Fiber: 3.3 g
Protein: 5.2 g
Sodium: 5 mg