Make your own Trail Mix! Fresh, nutritious and tasty – it has never been easier! Packed with all the right things like protein and energy, it’s the perfect snack for hitting the hills and the gym. But even off the trail, it tastes great. So when the cravings hit at the office or school, reach for it instead of a chocolate or biscuit.
Add a few nuts, something sweet, something spicy and you’re good to go. But with so many options, choosing can get overwhelming! So we’ve put together some recipes to get you started, the rest is up to your imagination!
Bombay Dreams Trail Mix Recipe
Trail mix with an Indian twist! Inspired by the traditional, yet much more involved chevda snack, our recipe is quick – but packs a flavour punch.
Seasoned with chaat masala, which combines cumin, coriander, dried ginger, black salt, black pepper and more, it makes for a wonderfully complex and addictive Trail mix.
Cooking time 45 minutes
Ingredients in bold available at The Spice Emporium
100g Peanuts, roasted
50g Puffed Rice (Basmati mamra)
100g Makai Powa (corn flakes)
± ½ cup oil, for frying
1 – 1 ½ tsp Chaat Masala
½ tsp Spice Emporium Kashmiri Chilli powder
- Heat oven to 100C and roast basmati mamra for 30 minutes or until toasted.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
In a medium pot, add enough oil until ± 2cm deep and heat.
Test readiness of oil by dropping in one makai powa. Makai powa should sizzle and slowly rise to the top. Remove fried powa.
Pour in remaining powa and fry until golden brown.
Remove fried powa from oil and place on a paper towel lined bowl to drain and cool.
In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients until evenly coated in spices.
Store in an airtight container.
If you don’t have Basmati mamra, substitute with unsweetened rice crispies, makai powa with unsweetened Kellogg’s corn flakes.
For extra crunch – nuts can be roasted prior to mixing.