15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix

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15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix

This 15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix will satisfy your cravings for sweets while helping you hit your macros. Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious. It’s sugar free, but still with a delightful sweet taste. The perfect on the go snack. Great for Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole 30, Gluten Free, and Vegan diets! 

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Here's What You Need For 15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • 1/2 cup whole raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut chips or flakes
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup a different seed of choice: could use more chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds, or pepitas. 
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil 
  • Natural sweetener of choice, equivalent to 1/4 – 1/2 cup of sugar.  We used liquid Stevia for this recipe but we also Lakanto Golden and Swerve. We linked our favorites below! We suggest starting on the low end with sugar and adding more if you want to, so that you can find the perfect balance for you. 
  • About 1 tsp. Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt 
  • 2-3 tsp ground cinnamon
Due to some feedback from our readers, we tweaked this recipe that was originally posted on August 9th, 2018. We halved the amount of coconut oil from 1/2 cup, to 1/4 cup. We value honest feedback from you guys and want to give you what you want! Thank you for reading and trying our recipes! 
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Here's How To Make 15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix:

Preheat your oven to 350°F. Put parchment paper on a baking sheet.  Add all of your nuts and seeds to a bowl. Melt your coconut oil and add to the bowl. If you’re using liquid sweetener, add it to the coconut oil. 
Next, sprinkle in your ground cinnamon and salt. At this point if you’re using a granular sweetener, add that now. 
Mix everything in the bowl well. 
Add your mixture to your baking sheet, and spread in an even layer. 
Cook the trail mix in the oven for about 15 minutes. You should be able to smell the cinnamon.  You’ll want to let the trail mix cook and dry for about 30 minutes to an hour before eating. There is a lot of oil in this recipe that needs to be absorbed into the nuts.  
Now, just serve and enjoy! Keep in an airtight container and you can enjoy this for weeks to come. You don’t need to refrigerate it, just keep in a cool, dark place. 
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Please let us know if you guys give this recipe a try. If you like this recipe, share it with your friends! Did you see last week’s recipe? Here’s a link to our Low Carb Mocha Brownies Recipe

Until next time,
Briana & Chamere
15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Resting time
30 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

This 15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix will satisfy your cravings for sweets while helping you hit your macros. Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious. It's sugar free, but still with a delightful sweet taste. The perfect on the go snack. Great for Keto, Low Carb, Atkins, Sugar free, Diabetic Friendly, Paleo, Whole 30, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian diets! 

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Atkins, dairy free, diabetic friendly, gluten free, high fat, keto, low carb, paleo, snacks, sugar free, vegan, vegetarian, whole 30
Servings: 14 people
Calories: 191 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup almond slices
  • 1/2 cup whole almonds (raw)
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes or chips (unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup seed of choice - we used flax seeds (can use more chia seeds, pepitas, or sunflower seeds)
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp salt (Himalayan Pink salt or Sea Salt)
  • 1/4 cup natural sweetener of choice (equivalent to 1/4 cup of sugar)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add all of your nuts and seeds to a bowl.

  3. Melt your coconut oil, and add it to the mix. If you're using a liquid sweetener, add it to the coconut oil. 

  4. Next, sprinkle in cinnamon and salt. Mix well. If you're using a granular sweetener, add it at this time. 

  5. Add mixture to the baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. The smell of cinnamon should be very apparent. 

  6. When the nuts are done, let them cool for at least 30 minutes to allow the oil to absorb into the nuts. 

Recipe Notes

This recipe is a guide, and macros are based off of that. Feel free to add in your favorite nuts or seeds or adjust things to your tastes! 

 

If you need keto/low carb friendly supplies for this recipe, check out this link. We update our lists with things we love and use daily. 

Macros: 191 calories per serving. 1 net carb per serving (6 total carbs - 5 grams of fiber), 17  grams of fat, 4 grams of protein. 

This 15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix will satisfy your cravings for sweets while helping you hit your macros. Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious. It’s sugar free, but still with a delightful sweet taste. The perfect on the go snack. Great for Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole 30, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan diets! #afulllivingketo #lowcarbtrailmix #lowcarbsnacks #lowcarbtrailmixrecipes #lowcarbcinnamontrailmix

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This 15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix will satisfy your cravings for sweets while helping you hit your macros. Quick, easy, delicious and nutritious. It’s sugar free, but still with a delightful sweet taste. The perfect on the go snack. Great for Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole 30, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, and Vegan diets! #afulllivingketo #lowcarbtrailmix #lowcarbsnacks #lowcarbtrailmixrecipes #lowcarbcinnamontrailmix

10 thoughts on “15 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Trail Mix”

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  2. I thought this recipe was very good, I made this today as part of meal prep snacks for next week- I used hazel nuts in place of the walnuts because that’s what I had on hand and used less cinnamon and added nutmeg (I must admit I am addicted to nutmeg:P)
    Only thing I will change next time is the amount of coconut oil, 1/2 cup is too much for me. It left the mix soggy and floating in oil, so to speak, next batch I’ll go with half.
    Great recipe though thanks for sharing!

  3. Nicola, thank you so much for your comment and tips! We are so glad you like it! We have to admit, 1/2 a cup is quite a lot, we have to let ours sit out after cooking for a while for the nuts to absorb the oil, but the reason we add so much is because we eat a keto diet, and sometimes we struggle to hit our fat goals. PS nutmeg sounds great!! Thank you again, so glad you like it!

  4. Hi. I was excited to make this, I’ve tried a couple of different keto granola recipes, none were awful, but none were great. I followed this recipe to the letter, and have to agree with the other poster (Nicola) that the 1/2 cup of Coconut Oil is WAAAY too much. I made mine 3 hours ago, and it is still sitting out on top of my stove and it is just really, really wet. I’m going to let it sit overnight, hoping some of that oil will absorb, but I don’t think it is likely. Oh, and the cinnamon, I love cinnamon, but it gives the granola kind of a “dusty” effect. Not sure why. I use Penzey’s Cinnamon, so I know it’s a good brand. I went over the recipe again, to make sure I didn’t misread a measurement or something, but I followed it to a T. So, for now I have to say this wasn’t a good recipe for me. I too am following keto and do like to use lots of fats, but wet granola/trail mix is not appetizing. Sorry to post a not great review, but hopefully others might decrease the oil (I’d say to cut it in half) and also decrease the cinnamon (again, I’d cut it in half). Oh, and I used all RAW nuts…do you think that might make a difference? I always buy RAW nuts…usually We Got Nuts brand. Thanks for making the recipe and posting it….I can’t image how difficult it is to run a blog.

  5. Gayle,

    Thank you so much for trying our recipe and for your honest review and feedback! We really appreciate your input. Thanks to you and Nicola we have decided to reduce the amount of coconut oil. We love cinnamon, so I think we think we will just suggest more of a range for people. Thank you for reading and for helping us make our recipes even better. Hope you give this recipe or another one another try!

    Cheers,
    Briana & Chamere

  6. Hey Lynn!

    That’s awesome! To be honest, what we usually do is weigh the final product, and then divide it up evenly into roughly 14 servings. Since people might use different nuts, it’s hard to say exactly how much it would weigh! We estimate probably around 1 oz.

    Hope this helps!

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  8. Cooking up a batch now. BTW your narrative doesn’t provide the timing of the sugar sub add. I added with the salt and cinnamon. Right? Thanks again for providing a Keto friendly mix. I am on day 8 (Keto) I’m getting killed on the trail compared to pre Keto. Today i did 10 or so almonds every 30 min or so on the uphill and noticed a big diff. Hopefully your mix will do the same!

    1. Hey David,

      Thanks for pointing that out! Apologies, I’ll update the recipe now. 🙂 Yes, I think that works fine. I also think it kinda of depends on what type of sweetener you’re using. For example, if granular, I would add it with the cinnamon and salt. If it’s liquid, I would add it with the coconut oil. Hope you have a great day out on the trail and hope you love the recipe!

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