The Berry Trail Mix You’ll Want to Bring Everywhere

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When you find yourself chauffeuring children to and from dance classes and hockey games, you will need a well-balanced snack to boost your energy so that you can keep up with their schedule. As a bonus, dried fruits are high in iron — perfect for those living an active lifestyle.


    60 g / 1⁄4 cup Crystal Margarine, melted
    150 g / 1 cup Walnuts
    100 g / 1 cup Almond slivers
    150 g / 1 cup Pumpkin seeds
    150 g / 1 cup Pistachios
    150 g / 1 cup Sunflower seeds
    115 g / 3⁄4 cup Flax seeds
    50 g / 2 tbsp Honey
    40 g / 2 tbsp Maple syrup
    30 ml / 2 tbsp Vanilla extract
    1 cup Strawberries, dried
    1 cup Cherries, dried
    1 cup Blueberries, dried
    1 cup Banana chips
    Pinch of Salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 250°F(120°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine the nuts, seeds, and brown sugar.
  3. In a smaller bowl, combine the maple syrup, honey, melted Crystal Margarine, salt, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the syrup and Crystal mixture over the nuts and seeds. Toss evenly to coat.
  5. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Transfer the granola to the oven. Cook for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. If the mixture is colouring too fast, turn the oven temperature down.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  8. Pour the candied nut and seed clusters into a bowl. Add the dried fruit, and toss to evenly distribute.
  9. Transfer the trail mix into airtight containers and store for up to 3 weeks.

Chef Tips

  • For those who cannot find gluten-free oats, this recipe makes a great alternative to granola.
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