Are you looking for a go-to keto trail mix for your next big hike? Or maybe you want a low carb snack your kids will look at as a treat? This super-easy sweet keto trail mix is my favorite mix for the trail, and it’s easy to modify to your liking as well!
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When you hear the words trail mix, what comes to mind?
Usually, the candy, dried fruit, and nut mixes you can buy at the store go through my mind along with a flash back to my childhood. I remember that lovely taste of a peanut, chocolate chip, and a raisin chewed together in one bite as I walked over to the art tent at Girl Scout camp.
Or, there was that time I ate trail mix on a good hike up in the Rocky Mountains with no one else in sight on the trail just before a terrific downpour.
I’ve recently discovered I’m sort of a hiking snob. Yes, I’ve gotten used to the nice structured national park trails with clear signs and distance markers.
That means, when I get on a trail with a million people, dog droppings everywhere, and poorly marked trails and distances, I tend to get a little grumpy. It’s true, I don’t care for crowds of people and therefore strive to be on the hike at the oddest time possible so we meet fewer tourists.
However, don’t worry! I have to tell myself this. There’s always something enjoyable to get out of a hike in nature, and if you have this keto trail mix along, it will be even better!
🍽 Equipment needed to make keto trail mix
You don’t really need a lot to make low carb trail mix. A bowl with utensils to stir, measure, and store, and you’re good to go!
🥘 Ingredients in sweet keto trail mix
- 1/2 cup whole almonds
- 1/2 cup freeze-dried strawberries
- 1/4 cup sunflower seeds (no sugar)
- 1/2 cup peanuts (no sugar)
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds (no sugar)
- 1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes (unsweetened)
- 1/4 cup sugar-free white chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup sugar-free dark chocolate chips
🔪 Instructions on how to make low carb trail mix
To begin, get out all the equipment and ingredients needed to make the keto trail mix recipe. From there, it’s one of the simplest recipe’s you can make.
💭 Top tip – trail mix keto coconut
The most difficult thing about the entire recipe is only if your coconut is not already toasted. Not a big challenge to overcome.
Therefore, if the coconut flakes are not yet toasted, heat a skillet on medium-high heat and place the coconut flakes in it. Then spread them out evenly so there’s only one layer on the pan. Toast them for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until edges begin to brown.
Be sure to watch the pan and do not let it the flakes burn! Set aside to cool.
Next, measure all the ingredients into one large bowl.
After that mix everything together well with some tongs or a spatula.
Then, portion the low carb trail mix out into 10 one-third cup servings.
🥣 How to store
This delicious keto trail mix stores well in an air-tight container in your hiking backpack or in your cupboard at home!
👩🍳 Variations on keto trail mix
There are so many ways to mix this recipe up with what you have in stock or for your own preferences.
For example, at our house we avoid most tree nuts because of an allergy. If you would like to switch out the peanuts for pecans or walnuts, give it a try!
You can add different ingredients you like or leave others out depending on what you enjoy. At one point I thought I’d add cheddar Moon Cheese in the mix. However, the fam voted to leave it out because they preferred the sweetness of sugar-free chocolate and the freeze-dried strawberries. If the chocolate were left out, you could easily put in Moon Cheese or other more savory additions.
If you’re a person who likes to change things up, go ahead and play with the recipe. Just know the macros may be slightly different, and it’s a good idea to refigure them on MyFitnessPal or another calculator.
What are your favorite hikes?
My daughter and I both love to hike. While I used to go on much longer hikes, it happens more rarely now. Both my husband and son LOVE to be outside, but for some reason do not “hike” well without a purpose.
And that purpose cannot be to just enjoy the beauty of nature! Acceptable reasons for hiking could include a good fishing spot, a cave to explore, a camping spot, or the certainty of seeing a moose. Therefore, I’ve had to get creative to keep everyone in the family happy to make a hike enjoyable! Ha!
If you’re interested, read here about some of the Best Estes Park (Colorado) Hikes for Kids.
A lot of the time it’s easier for my daughter and I to escape on our own hikes, and that’s always a fun time. We almost always brings snacks along with our water and other gear. Also, variations on this low carb trail mix and other keto snacks are a necessity to have on hand.
📋 More keto snack recipes
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies
- Sour Cream and Onion Keto Chips
- Best Easy Keto Taco Dip
- Keto Asparagus Fries with Spicy Garlic Dip
- Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
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- If the coconut flakes are not yet toasted, heat a skillet on medium-high heat and place the coconut flakes in it spread out evenly. Toast for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until edges begin to brown. Watch it and do not let it burn. Set aside to cool.
- Measure all ingredients into one large bowl.
- Mix together well with tongs or a spatula.
- Portion out into 10 one-third cup servings.
- Store in an air-tight container in your hiking backpack or cupboard.
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White Chocolate Style Baking Chips By Lily's Sweets | Stevia Sweetened, No Added Sugar, Low-Carb, Keto Friendly | Fair Trade, Gluten-Free & Non-Gmo | 9 Oz, 3 Pack
LETS DO Organic Toasted Coconut Flakes, 7 OZ
Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Pumpkin Seeds, 2 Lbs - Premium Quality | Fresh | Raw | Unsalted
Natierra Nature's Organic Freeze-Dried Strawberries | Gluten Free & Vegan | 1.2 Ounce
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 10gCarbohydrates: 6.9gNet Carbohydrates: 2.6gFiber: 4.3gProtein: 3.5g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For the most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.
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I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
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