Best Trail Mix with Pears

Best Trail Mix with Pears


This toasty, crunchy Best Trail Mix with Pears features a few amazing ingredients: fresh pears, oats, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon. Have you ever wondered if trail mix is healthy? It certainly can be! And this home-baked trail mix recipe is proof! Packed with fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals, this delicious homemade trail mix is light in sugar and fats, and heavy on flavor and nutrition. It’s also gluten-free and vegan, making it a great option for your everyone.

Bake this healthy trail mix up as a healthy snack for the whole family; kids will love it in their lunchboxes and grownups will savor it in briefcases and gym bags. Tote it along for hiking and camping, too. This is also delicious sprinkled over cereal, plant-based yogurt, sorbet, or fruit. Use it as a replacement for granola or muesli in recipes, such as this Creamy Peach Yogurt Parfait.

You can easily swap out ingredients for others to meet your flavor preferences or pantry supply. For example, try walnuts instead of almonds, pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds, and peanut butter instead of almond butter. With only 10 ingredients, you can whip this best trail mix up in no time, and then let it bake slowly in the oven. Because this recipe uses fresh pears, I recommend storing it in the fridge or freezer. I used my mother’s antique blue canning jars (pictured here) to store my baked trail mix. Watch out, it will disappear as quickly as you make it!

Here’s what you need to make this recipe.
Just mix ingredients together and pour into a baking sheet.

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This deliciously baked and golden Best Trail Mix with Pears (which is vegan and gluten-free) is the perfect addition to your healthy snack routine.



  1. Preheat oven to 275 F.
  2. Place diced pears in a small bowl and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and water with a whisk until smooth.
  4. Add pears with lemon juice, oats, almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon to the large mixing bowl with almond butter mixture.
  5. Mix the pear-oat-nut mixture well to moisten dry ingredients.
  6. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and spread trail mix evenly in the pan.
  7. Place in the center of the oven and bake for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until trail mix is golden and pears are dried.
  8. Remove from oven, cool, and transfer to an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, or freezer for up to 6 months.
  9. Makes 16 servings (about 1/2 cup each) or 8 cups.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Snacks
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 229
  • Sugar: 6 g
  • Sodium: 23 mg
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 11 g

Keywords: best trail mix, snack mix, is trail mix healthy

For other recipes featuring pears, check out some of my favorites:

Steel Cut Oats with Pears, Ginger and Dates
How to Make Pear Sauce
Jade Pear Pistachio Salad
Pear Fennel Salad with Arugula
Steel Cut Oats with Cranberries and Pear

For more information on pears, check out this blog.

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