Last Updated on April 1, 2019 by Chef Mireille
Using sorghum breakfast cereal high in protein and fiber, this Sorghum Trail Mix with Goji Berries is the perfect combination for when you need that extra energy boost.
As someone who is a victim of nut allergies, it’s pretty much impossible for me to find any kind of trail mix that I can eat without risking my mortality. They usually include a variety of mixed nuts including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and cashews. All of these I have problems with – with Brazil Nuts the most severe reaction.
For this reason, I almost never buy over the counter granola bars, energy bars or trail mixes. If I want to enjoy any of these, I am left to my own resources.
One easy way to make a delicious and interesting trail mix is to use breakfast cereal as the base. Don’t use sugar laden cereals like Fruit Loops or Apple Jacks. Use wholesome cereals like Corn Flakes, Raisin Bran, Rice Krispies or Cheerios. Kashi Vanilla Clusters cereal has become one of my new faves, very similar to the more readily available Honey Bunches of Oats. Just barely sweetened, it’s the perfect vehicle for my home made trail mix.
The hint of citrus and spice in this version is very addictive. I brought this as a pre class snack to my students who were taking one of my cooking classes and it was a big hit.
Before we get to today’s mix, take a look at some other snack ideas!
How to Make Sorghum Cereal Train Mix
Put some in a Ziploc bag and carry this delicious mix with you on your next hike when the energy cravings start to attack you!
Grab a handful and munch away – guilt free!
Sorghum Cereal Trail Mix
- 2 cups Kashi Cereal
- 1 tablespoon Sliced almonds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 2 tablespoons Golden raisins
- 2 tablespoons goji berries
- 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
- Zest of 1 lime
- ¼ teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon raw brown sugar
- Combine all ingredients and mix to combine.
- Store in an air tight container.
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What a wonderful energy boost up ! I love these Trail Mixes and am forever wanting to try new ones . The Nut allergy definitely puts you down while buying over the counter but makes you innovative to try new versions .
yes I am forced to come up with my own!
Sharmila - The Happie Friends Potpourri Corner
Such an awesome energy booster.. Loved this mix..
thanks – yes its full of protein and fiber for energy
No nut allergy here but I love the smaller nuts like the ones you have chosen to the big bulky ones like Brazil nuts. I am always looking for new combinations and will try this out. Bookmarked.
I am sure you will love this combination!
Indeed a healthy & tasty trail mix to munch on
yes its a guilt free snack!
I love nuts in everything. This sorghum based mix trail is an interesting and healthy snack.
you are lucky. I have to be so careful and selective because of my nut allergies.
Anlet - Annslittlecorner
This must be a healthy and tasty energy booster. A great option for an after meal snack too..
yes it is both healthy and delicious!
Such a wonderful mix. We don’t get most of the ingredients here, but you have definitely given me some interesting ideas for trail mixes.
That is a lovely idea for healthy trail mixes. Will be a good energy booster after a tiring day.
You have come up with such a nice recipe Mir! Btw, the bowl looks cute 🙂
thanks so much – definitely a great snack food!
thank you – cereal makes this come together quickly