Black Quinoa Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate Chunks

Awesome work/school/outdoors snack, and it’s a party in your mouth. And as you can see from this awesome list, there are some nutritional superstars in this vegan mix. Not to mention it keeps fresh for a pretty long time in an airtight container!

Ingredients

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut

1/4 black/red/regular quinoa, uncooked and unwashed

1 teaspoon agave

3 tablespoons sliced almonds, or whole raw almonds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 dark chocolate bar, roughly chopped

1/4 cup steel cut oats

2 teaspoons sunflower seeds, unsalted

The smallest pinch of pink himalyan sea salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Dried unsweetened cranberries (optional, add at the end of baking if using)

1/8 cup chopped dried figs (optional, add at the end of baking if using)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix everything in a mixing bowl except the dark chocolate pieces. Toast dry quinoa, coconut, chia seeds, oats, and sunflower seed mixture on a baking pan sprayed with PAM or another nonstick cooking spray. This should only take about 12 minutes, keep an eye on this as it can burn easily depending on your oven! Cook completely and add dark chocolate pieces to mixture. Keeps well in a ziplock bag or airtight container for two weeks.

xx

R

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