Fall Trail Mix

The first week of September means time to make some fall inspired recipes. I’m definitely team snack and I have been wanting to make a new homemade trail mix recipe. Hello pumpkin trail mix! This recipe uses fresh pumpkin, fall spices, mixed nuts, raisins, coconut, and plantain chips. The perfect sweet and salty combination in every bite!

IMG_4554

 

Fall Trail Mix

Servings: Makes 3-4 cups (1/4 cup recommending serving size)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 14 cup sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin puree
  • ½ tsp each of cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, all spice, paprika, chili powder
  • ¾ cup dried raisins
  • ½ cup crushed plantain chips
  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F.
  2. Combine the coconut oil, sugar, pumpkin and spices in a bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds and whisk to combine.
  3. Pour mixture over the nuts and toss to coat completely.
  4. Pour nut mixture in a single layer on a pan covered in parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool completely.
  6. Add in raisins, crushed plantain chips, and coconut.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

IMG_4549


No bake cookie dough protein Bites

You don’t have to worry about getting sick from eating these no bake cookie dough bites! No eggs here, but still tastes like the real deal. I added protein powder to make these more of a snack, but you can easily leave out! You’ve been warned, these bites are addicting! You just can’t have one.

JPEG image-EC27A78753E2-2

No Bake Cookie Dough Protein Bites

Makes about 20 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup protein powder (recommend using one with a flavor)
  • 1.5 cups oat flour (ground oats using a food processor)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Directions:

  1. Combine all dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl combine all the wet ingredients and microwave for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Then add the almond milk and chocolate chips.
  5. Use your hands and roll into balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  6. Enjoy!

 


Blueberry & vanilla + Mint chocolate energy bites

If you’re finding yourself on the go and looking for a portable snack–look no further! These energy bites are simple to make that require minimal ingredients and just a few minutes to make! You can easily switch up the flavors here and they give you the perfect burst of energy in every bite!

photo

Blueberry vanilla bites:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup freeze dried blueberries
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Mint chocolate bites:

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate almonds
  • 10 pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup mint chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate protein powder
  • 1 Tbsp chia seeds

Directions:

  1. Soak the nuts and dates in warm water for 10 minutes.
  2. Add the nuts and dates to a food processor and pulse until combined.
  3. Add your mix-ins and pulse again until evenly distributed.
  4. Roll into balls and top with either shredded coconut, hemp seeds or as is!