I think it's safe to say that trail mix is the mainstay outdoor activity fuel. But if you're like me and don't get down with peanuts & raisins, eating classic GORP (Good Ol' Peanuts & Raisins) is hardly a good reward for all the efforts of hauling yourself up hills. So I like to mix it up and try new combinations of hand held edibles. Enter my latest snack triumph - Banana Split Trail Mix! It's the perfect balance of crunchy/chewy and just the right amount of light 'n sweet. The dehydrated strawberries add an element of surprise while the tiny popped sorghum is the perfect palm sized puff. If you can't track down the sorghum, feel free to substitute puffed rice cereal.
The only other thing to remember with this one is that it's important to keep it under wraps. A baggy or lidded jar will do the trick. Left out in the open it will lose it's crisp crunch, which is one it's best features.
So get mixin' and let us know what you think!
Banana Split Trail Mix
3 cups popped sorghum (butter or sea salt)
1 1/4 cups banana chip bits
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup dehydrated strawberry bits (dehydrated cherries would also work)
3/4 cup of dark chocolate chips
Mix together in a bowl and store in air-tight containers.
AND if you live in San Francisco, swing by the Alite Outpost (2505 Mariposa St.) this Saturday, May 18th, from 12-4pm for our Trail Mix DIY Event, where folks can make a small batch of their own favorite Trail Mix. We'll provide the ingredients! (and the beer!)
Author Paige Russell was made in Canada, where she developed her love for both experimental cooking and the great outdoors. A San Francisco resident since 2011, Paige is a proud Alite staff member and a strong believer in the motivating power of a tasty snack.