This healthy apple pie trail mix is a fun mix of baked apples, nuts and seeds with a hint of spice. Perfect for a healthy snack, it is very easy to make and full of goodness!
This vegan trail mix is both tasty and healthy, and contains all whole foods. A little time in the oven for the baked apple rings and then it's just a matter of combining the ingredients for your treat.
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Why you'll love this recipe
- Whole foods - this healthy trail mix is a combination of apple, nuts and seeds and a touch of spice.
- Cookie alternative - now, I love a cookie, but it's always nice to have a change.
- Easy to make - the only 'hands on time is preparing the apples, then you simply combine the ingredients.
This apple cinnamon trail mix is a mix of pantry staples and the fresh apples. You will need:
- Apples - I like to use red apples, but either will work well.
- Cardamom - just a pinch or two to add some flavour to the apples.
- Cinnamon - also to flavour the apples (and smells so good!)
- Brazil nuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds - you may like to change up the quantities of the nuts and seeds to a preferred ratio.
- Coconut - you can use either flaked coconut for more of a 'bite' or desiccated coconut.
Variations to the recipe
You can easily use other nuts or seeds for those you prefer, or have in the pantry.
Cinnamon is optional for my low histamine readers, who may prefer to stick with just cardamom.
Make sure to see the recipe card below for the full ingredients and instructions!
Step by step instructions
De-core the apples and slice thinly. Place on a lined baking tray and sprinkle with the spices. Bake for around 45 minutes or until they have dried and gone a little wrinkly. They should be crisp on the edges but still soft in the middle. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
Combine the other ingredients in a bowl. Slice the apple rings into halves or quarters depending upon the size of the apples. Then add into the trail mix.
Recipes tips and notes
- Slice the apples as thinly as you can. If the slices are wider they will take longer to bake.
- Adjust the amount of spice to taste preference.
- Swap the nuts and seeds in and out for those you prefer!
Apple corer - much easier than trying to do by hand!
Knife - to slice the apples
Baking tray and parchment paper
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Apple pie trail mix
- Pre-heat the oven to 150C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- De-core the apples and slice thinly. Place on a lined baking tray and sprinkle with the spices. Bake for around 45 minutes or until they have dried and gone a little wrinkly. They should be crisp on the edges but still soft in the middle. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.
- Combine the apples (cutting into halves or quarters if you wish) with the other ingredients and transfer to your serving bowl.
- Don't cut the apple slices too thinly or they will burn! But not too thick either as they will be very 'pulpy', if that makes sense!
- Low histamine readers may wish to use only cardamom or no spice at all.
Swiss Interest Group Histamine Intolerance, food compatibility list, histamine (SIGHI)All ingredients in this recipe score a '0' with the exception of:
- sesame seeds, which score a '1'.
- cinnamon scores 0, but other lists rate it as higher.