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Fruit 'n' Nut Trail Mix

 Fruit 'n' Nut Trail Mix
This snack recipe has a good mix of fruit and nuts. The mild cinnamon flavor adds a nice touch.
13 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3/4 cup cashew halves
  • 2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/4 cups assorted bite-size dried fruit (raisins, apricots, dates, apples, bananas)

Directions

  • In a large skillet over medium heat, lightly toast sunflower kernels
  • in butter; remove and set aside. In the same skillet, lightly toast
  • oats in oil. Add the sunflower kernels, cashews, almonds and sesame
  • seeds.
  • Combine the brown sugar, honey and cinnamon; add to oat mixture. Cook
  • and stir for 5 minutes. Spread in two ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x
  • 1-in. baking pans.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring
  • every 5 minutes. Cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in dried fruit.
  • Store in an airtight container. Yield: 10 cups.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 428 calories, 23 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 126 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 8 g protein.