Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Homemade Trail Mix

What is as ubiquitous as insect repellent when hiking, biking or enjoying outdoor activities? Trail mix, which provides instant energy via fruits and nuts. Trail mix can be a great healthy snack food to make with a food dehydrator. Homemade trail mix is naturally sweet and avoids the extra added sugars and oils that store bought trail mix includes.

Experiment drying various fruits and nuts in a food dehydrator and create your own trail mix. Try mixing oatmeal, sesame seeds, almonds, peanut butter and fruits like apples. Mix the various items together and, if desired, add honey or vanilla. Spread your mixture onto parchment sheets and dry for up to 3 hours at 145 degrees Fahrenheit until crispy.

For variation, try dehydrating kiwi fruit, papaya, mango, peaches, pears, plums and apples. The experimental list can be endless.

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