Maple-Almond-Banana Trail Mix

Trail mix is a tasty, high-energy snack; pack a few handfuls per person for the next picnic or walk in the woods.

  • Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Maple-Almond-Banana Trail Mix

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2007


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup, preferably Grade B
  • 2 cups raw unsalted almonds (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup cup dried bananas (about 4 ounces), cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup cup dried cranberries (about 3 ounces)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine butter, maple syrup, almonds, wheat germ, oats, and salt in a large bowl. Spread mixture on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  2. Bake, stirring once and rotating sheet after 20 minutes, until just golden, 35 to 40 minutes total. Let cool on sheet on a wire rack. Transfer to a large bowl, and stir in bananas and cranberries.

Cook's Notes

Trail mix can be stored in an airtight container, up to 1 week.


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