1.18.2011

Kitchen Alchemy: Health-Nut Snack Mix

This is a healthier version of the common snack mix. Here it is pre-baked:


Take a box of organic, multi-grain squares cereal (Cascadian Farms makes a great one) and mix it with 2/3 to 3/4 c. each of these organic nuts:  walnuts, cashews, almonds, peanuts, and pecans.  I used raw nuts as I figure we will be roasting them, so raw ones are going to start with more nutrition (versus roasting them twice).

In a separate container, melt 6 Tbspn. of organic ghee (better for you than butter), then blend with 2 Tbspn. of organic Worcestershire sauce (Annie's Naturals makes a good one), 1 1/2 tspn. sea salt, 3/4 tspn. garlic powder, and 1/2 tspn. onion powder.

Next, stir this into the cereal and nut mix until thoroughly coated. Spread onto large baking sheet and bake for 1 hr., stirring every 15 mins.

This makes about 10 delicious cups of the snack mix - plenty to munch and share!


Option: You can use any nuts or seeds or dried fruit you wish, using about 2 c. total. For instance: pumpkin seeds, hazel nuts, raisins, soynuts, dried cranberries, etc. I went with the classic nut blend in an effort to copy the usual mix - but make it a healthier version.  I can imagine lots of possibilities for different tasting blends.  A sweet and salty mix would be great, or even a coconut and chocolate mix...  You could even try different cereals...

As you've noticed, I recommend using organic ingredients whenever possible as they are better for you and the greater environment.  Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. oops, I meant to post this to the post about the tree bark, oh well, this looks good too

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