Homemade Spreadable Trail Mix: A Photographic How To

Delicious spread on bananas, apples, crackers and bread or just by the spoonful.

Trail mix and nut butters have long been outdoor enthusiasts’ staple foods. They’re packable, dense, nutritious fuel. Unfortunately, after several jars of creamy PB and a pound of almonds and dried fruit, you start to hate your go-to snacks. Here is an easy homemade twist on traditional trail mix to make you love “good ol’ raisins and peanuts” again that’s packed with healthy fats, extra protein, quick carb energy, fiber to keep you full, and recovery promoting anti-inflammatory cinnamon. Get psyched!

Simple, real food ingredients.


1 half-eaten jar peanut butter

1/2 cup rasins

1/8 cup pumpkin seeds

1 tablespoon ground flax seed

1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Start with a half-eaten jar of peanut butter (substitute almond or another nut butter for a yummy peanut-free option).
Add cinnamon and stir until evenly mixed.

Now stir in raisins and pumpkin seeds.

Lastly, stir in omega-3-rich ground flax seeds. I’d recommend not adding more than 2 tablespoons, as it can make the mixture dry and hard to spread.

The end result will look something like this:



And don’t forget, as with traditional trail mix, don’t be afraid to try new ingredients! Substitute walnuts for the pumpkin seeds and add 1 tablespoon of maple syrup for maple walnut spreadable trail mix or use almond butter and dried cranberries instead of peanut butter and raisins.

Make 2017 a year of fun climbs and just as fun climbing snacks 🙂

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