Maple-Almond-Banana Trail Mix

8 cups

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


  • 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

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • 1 cup cup dried bananas (about 4 ounces), cut into ½-inch pieces

  • 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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