"Hit The Trail" Trail Mix Granola

When it comes to making school lunches a little organization can go a long way in making lunches healthy, and delicious. This "Hit The Trail" Trail Mix Granola recipe is the perfect start to the new school year.

This trail mix granola recipe is sweet, simple, healthy, and wholesome. The crunchy trail mix recipe is easy to make, has great texture and so much flavor. Some of the ingredients you will need include old fashioned rolled oats, whole unsalted almonds such as Diamond of California whole almonds, whole salted cashew, pure maple syrup, coconut oil, almond butter, and dried cranberries or raisens. To start you will want to preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Toss the oats, almonds, cashews with spice in a large bowl, and set aside. In a medium heat proof bowl, microwave the maple syrup, coconut oil and almond butter together for about 30 seconds. You can also do this step in a small pan on the stovetop. Remove from the microwave and use a fork or rubber spatula and stir the ingredients until melted together and smooth. The nice thing about this recipe is that you know all the ingredients that go into it, there are no surprises, and you can always add an ingredient or remove one if needed. It's a healthy and nutritious snack for the whole family to enjoy. This granola recipe can be stored in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

The creator of this recipe site is Sally, and she is a self proclaimed baking addict. She enjoys taking pictures, writing, running and baking. The kitchen is the place where she can get her creative juices flowing and a place where she can share her recipe creations with her readers. She started the site as a way to document her life after college, and as a place to share the recipes she bake on the weekends. Working in finance for a bit, she felt a little lost, and it was her fond kitchen memories of when she was younger that filled her heart. In 2013 she made Sally's Baking Addiction her full time job, and since then she has published two cookbooks.

On her site she shares recipes that are classic and approachable, inspired by her favorite seasonal flavors and recipes passed down in her family. She also enjoys writing informational posts about different baking techniques and how to use proper ingredients to achieve the best results. She like to share both her recipe successes and her fails, so people can learn along the way with her. Sally grew up in Philadelphia, and met her husband Kevin while living in Baltimore. They have a dog named Jude, who loves peanut butter as much as she does. Some of the recipes you will find on this site include bread recipes, breakfast recipes, gluten free recipes, drink recipes and so much more.

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