Secretly Healthy Sweet N' Salty Trail Mix (Gluten Free, Vegan)
1 cup of toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds
3/4 cup of toasted shredded coconut
1/2 cup of toasted buckwheat groats
1 cup of popcorn (I used The Little Kernel's Sweet and Salty mix)
1/2 cup of raisins
Optional: 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp cacao powder to coat
To make your soon-to-be latest snacking addiction, start by mixing all the ingredients EXCEPT for the popcorn, raisins and spices together in a large bowl. When they're well incorporated, pour them on two (or one large) skillet. You don't need to add any oil; this mix will toast all on its own!
Let the mix cool for a few minutes and pour it back into your bowl. Then measure and add your popcorn, raisins and spices. You could add your spices before cooking, but I found it less messy to wait until later. Stir thoroughly, let completely cool and devour! Leftovers can be stored in a sealed bag in a cool, dark place for a few weeks.
Because what's a better secret weapon for slaying a busy (grad school) schedule than having a bag of this healthy goodness on hand?!?
*I received bags of The Little Kernel in return for a feature on my blog; however, all opinions, recipes, and photographs are my own. I honestly love The Little Kernel, so thanks for supporting what supports Casey the College Celiac!*
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