13 Trail Mix Recipes to Fuel Your Next Adventure

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Whether it’s for a day hike, backpacking trip, or just hanging out around the campfire, homemade trail mix is a perfect snack for any outdoor occasion.

Obviously there are a ton of trail mix options available for purchase in stores. But we also love making our own trail mix at home. Making trail mix ourselves allows us to customize the ingredients and keep the cost down. Plus, mixing and matching ingredients can be a lot of fun!

So if you’re looking for some outdoor snack inspiration, then you have got to check out this list of DIY trail mix recipes.

Megan holding a handful of homemade granola

1. Maple Glazed Trail Mix

Not only does this trail mix taste better than most store-bought brands, but it’s way cheaper too! Similar in texture to a deconstructed KIND bar, this oven-baked mix features maple glazed nuts, tart dried cherries, and dark chocolate chips. This is the ultimate hiking snack that you have to try!

Sriracha trail mix on a wooden surface

2. Sweet & Spicy Trail Mix

This trail mix features the sweet and spicy flavors of honey and Sriracha. Baked to golden perfection, this is a great hiking snack to keep you satisfied on the trail. (Gluten free option!)

Six ramekins holding trail mix ingredients

3. Festive Trail Mix

While red, white, and green might bring back memories of the “happiest seaonson of all,” this trail mix features cranberries, yogurt covered raisins, pepitas, chocolate and almonds, and it great any time of year!

Trail mix ingredients on a while surface

4. Chocolate & Banana Trail Mix

This homemade trail mix from The Endless Meal features banana chips, chocolate chunks, coconut, and nuts for a fun and flavorful snack mix.

Trail mix in a blue enamel pan with a white scoop

5. Crunchy Thai-Inspired Trail Mix

Kick your trail mix up a notch with Veggie Inspired’s Thai Trail Mix. Using red curry paste, sesame, and peanut butter brings bold flavors to the mix of nuts and pretzels.

Nut free trail mix in a small mason jar

6. Nut Free Trail Mix

This nut-free trail mix from Dairy Free For Baby feautures seeds, dried fruit like apricots & cranberries, and chocolate.

Trail mix in a white bowl on a dark surface

7. Cajun Trail Mix

This Cajun Trail Mix from Eating Bird Food turns up the heat by dusting nuts and seeds with a spicy, savory spice blend and just a touch of sweetness.

Nut, seed, raisins, and candy pieces in a green bowl

8. Fall Trail Mix

This fall-inspired trail mix from The Cooking Bride features seeds, nuts, and candy-coated Reese’s Pieces.

Assorted nuts and coconut chips in a bowl on a white surface

9. Keto Trail Mix

This Whole 30 + Keto Trail Mix from Tastes Lovely features three kinds of nuts and toasted coconut, for a fat-fueled trail snack.

Teail mix in a red ramekin with a blue scoop.

10. Chunky Monkey Trail Mix

Nuts, tropical fruit, and chocolate pair perfectly together in NeighborFood’s Chunky Monkey Trail mix.

A hand scooping trail mix from a while bowl

11. Sweet and Salty Roasted Trail Mix

The flavor of all the nuts in this trail mix from Lemons & Zest really come alive by popping them in then oven for just 15 minutes.

Trail mix in a blue bowl

12. Energy Boosting Trail Mix with Toasted Coconut and Dark Chocolate

Energy Boosting Trail Mix with coconut and dark chocolate from Kristine’s Kitchen is a simple, no-nonsense trail mix that picks up a slightly toasted flavor from a quick hit of heat in a skillet.

Muddy Buddy Trail Mix in a white bowl

13. Muddy Buddy Trail Mix

This Muddy Buddy Trail Mix from Joy Filled Eats is perfect for chocolate and peanut butter lovers! Additionally, Taryn’s recipe is low carb, grain free, and sugar-free.

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