Saturday, August 22, 2009

Trail Mix Muffins and Homemade Trail Mix

This recipe came in my Cooking Pleasures magazine (Aug/Sept issue) and I thought these would be a good treat for after school. When I made them, I knew for sure that it was a winner. Going camping? Take these along for snacking after a hike or make them with trail mix that doesn't include chocolate (add additional trail mix) and bring them along. My next test is to make these without the butter and substitute low fat Greek yogurt. I always like to try the original recipe first before I start to make changes to see where I can adjust. But I loved the crunch in the moist muffin and that little bit of chocolate was a nice treat. I would say that you could also substitute carob chips. These have serious possibilities to make healthier and even gluten free.
Banana Trail Mix Muffins
1 -3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 large)
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 eggs
1 -1/2 cups trail mix

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line 14 muffin cups with paper liners.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl.
Combine bananas, butter and eggs in medium bowl.
Beat into dry ingredients at medium speed until combined.
Stir in trail mix until well blended. Spoon into muffin cups.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Homemade Trail Mix
Tasty Trail Mix Filling and sweet -- try this good-for-you treat!

Pick one ingredient from each list.

DRIED FRUIT (1 cup chopped)
Dried pineapple
Dried apple rings
Pitted prunes
Dried peaches
Dried apricots
Mixed dried fruit
Dried banana chips

CEREAL (1 cup)

Wheat Chex
Rice Chex
Corn Chex
Shredded wheat
KixNUTS & SEEDS (1/2 cup)
Sunflower seeds
Mixed nuts
Sunflower seeds

OPTIONALS (1/2 cup)
Toasted soybeans
Chocolate Chips
M & M candies
Peanut Butter chips
Butterscotch chips


Mix well and store in an airtight container. Serving size: 1/4 cup


  1. These sound terrific and I love the health benefit! The photo made me say MMMM.

  2. Super-delicious idea to add trail mix to these muffins! I agree with Donna; that is one terrific photo! And of course, I love the dish!

  3. What a yummy and healthy idea the kids will love! Thanks :)

  4. Yum! I am a huge trail mix fan...I'm sure I eat too much :/ The muffins have got to be my next step...they sound great :D

  5. These sound terrific. I'm a big fan of trail mix and I always have some in my pantry, so I have no excuse not to give these a try. I hope you are having a great weekend.

  6. I love the recipe for trail mix. Great for 'back to school and lunches!

  7. Yum! These are terrific! Thanks for all of the great trail mix and match ideas! ;p


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