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This coastal medley trail mix recipe is a tasty combination of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried apples, and dried berries. It offers crunch and chew and has a sweet and salty flavor. You don’t have to make it exactly as it’s written. If you prefer, you could use this as trail mix inspiration and add a couple more things to it to make it unique. Whether you’re looking for something to take hiking, road-tripping, or camping, or you just love seeds and berries, this trail mix is really good.

A bowl of coastal medley trail mix on a wooden table with additional bowls of ingredients in the background.

This delicious blend of fruit, berries and seeds is one of the most easy family friendly recipes you can make. Coastal medley trail mix is always a winning snack.

These chocolate blueberry banana muffins also offer energy and a great flavor or perhaps a strawberry trail mix is another idea for you. Yet another tempting idea to consider is graham cracker toffee bars which are also difficult to stop munching because they’re so good!

A variety of pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, dried fruits and berries, which are ingredients for a coastal medley trail mix.

Why You’ll Love This

Delicious: Boasting the flavors of seeds, fruit, and berries, this is a trail mix that tastes great.
Simple to make: All you have to do is combine the ingredients – talk about easy!
Customizable: You can change the recipe however you wish, omitting any ingredients you aren’t keen on and including more of those you are.

A jar of a homemade trail mix, consisting of seeds, dried fruit and dried fruits, on a wooden surface.

Coastal Medley Trail Mix Ingredients

A complete list of ingredients and amounts can be found in the recipe card below

Seeds: Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds add crunch and flavor to the mix, although you can use either one or the other if you don’t want to use both.
Dried apples: To add fruity sweetness. Any dried fruit will work here (chop it up if it’s in large pieces).
Dried berries: Dried cranberries and dried blueberries add color, flavor and a nice chewy texture.

Various dried fruits, berries, and seeds in bowls to make a trail mix.

How to Make Coastal Medley Trail Mix

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card

Mix the ingredients together: Mix all the ingredients together and then store in a mason jar, silicone bag or Ziploc bag.

Hands holding a bag of coastal medley trail mix with seeds, dried berries and dried fruits.
Hands Cupping Homemade Trail Mix.

Check out my guide with tips for how to build a trail mix at home with whatever you have in your pantry.

Substitutions and Variations

Sweeten it up: Feel free to add banana chips or chocolate nibs if you want more sweetness.
Different fruit: You can swap freeze dried apples for other dried fruits if you wish, or use another kind of dried berries (dried raspberries are good!)
Try some nuts: Any kind of salted or unsalted roasted nuts would also be good if you want to add those as well.

A jar of homemade coastal medley trail mix held in a hand.

Serving Suggestions

Snacks: Portable foods like rosemary crackers or cheddar bacon scones are good if you’re hiking, out for the day, or going camping. For something sweet, consider canestrelli cookies.
Main dishes:
If you’re camping or having a BBQ, how about cooking some salmon foil packs or shrimp scampi foil packs?

A bowl of trail mix with dried fruits, dried berries, and seeds on a wooden surface surrounded by ingredients.

Top Tips

Bite-sized ingredients: If you have dried apple halves, it’s best to cut them into smaller pieces so they mix with the trail mix better.
Nice and spicy: Add in some hot pepper flakes, chili flakes, or cayenne pepper if you want a touch of heat to contrast with the rest of the ingredients.
Control the salt levels: You can choose from salted or unsalted seeds, as you prefer. If using unsalted, you might want to add a pinch of salt to the mix.
Store it in individual portions: Use silicone Stasher bags, glass jars or zip-top sandwich bags to make individual servings because it’s too easy to over-eat this tasty trail mix!

A hand holding a glass jar filled with a coastal medley trail mix which was made at home.

How to Store Coastal Medley Trail Mix

Store:  Keep the trail mix in a mason jar, Stasher silicone bag or a plastic airtight container in a dark and cool place. You can refrigerate it if you want but that isn’t necessary. This trail mix should keep for up to a month.
Freeze:  This recipe doesn’t freeze well, so don’t make more than you plan to eat.

A bowl of a fruit, berry, and seed trail mix on a wooden surface with additional bowls of dried cranberries and blueberries in the background.

Coastal Medley Trail Mix FAQs

Does dried fruit have sugar?

Dried fruit can be a nutritious choice. It offers fiber as well as antioxidants. It’s also high in carbs and natural sugars. The drying method shrinks the fruit and removes nearly all the water content. What’s left behind is an energy-dense piece of dried fruit. The carbs and natural sugars give you energy but it’s recommended not to over-indulge in dried fruit because of this. Some dried fruits, such as pineapple, bananas, mangos, and cranberries, are candied which means they’re coated with added sugar. Check the packaging first.

What else can you put in coastal medley trail mix?

Anything goes, when it comes to trail mix. Candies, popcorn, pretzels, roasted fava beans, coconut chips or coconut flakes, or even yogurt covered raisins or chocolate covered raisins, or cranberries are just some additional trail mix ingredient options.

A bowl of coastal medley trail mix with dried fruits and seeds on a wooden table.

Coastal Medley Trail Mix Recipe

5 from 3 votes

Coastal Medley Trail Mix

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This delicious blend of fruit, berries and seeds is one of the most easy family friendly recipes you can make. Coastal medley trail mix is always a winning snack.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3.5 Cups

Ingredients 

  • 1 Cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ Cup dried apples, chopped if needed
  • ½ Cup dried cranberries
  • ½ Cup dried blueberries

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Store in a Ziploc bag, silicone bag or mason jar.

Notes

Bite-sized ingredients: If you have dried apple halves, it’s best to cut them into smaller pieces so they mix with the trail mix better.
Nice and spicy: Add in some hot pepper flakes, chili flakes or cayenne pepper if you want a touch of heat to contrast with the rest of the ingredients.
Control the salt levels: You can choose from salted or unsalted seeds, as you prefer. If using unsalted, you might want to add a pinch of salt to the mix.
Store it in individual portions: Use silicone bags, jars, containers or zip top sandwich bags to make individual servings because it’s too easy to over-eat this tasty trail mix!

Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 630mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 4mg
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The blend of seeds and dried fruit and berries makes this coastal medley trail mix recipe a delicious option. Whether you’re looking for something to take hiking, on a road trip, or camping, you want something quick and easy to give the kids when they get home from school or you simply want to make a healthy alternative to grocery store trail mixes, this simple trail mix recipe is well worth making because it’s very tasty.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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