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Paleo Zesty Ranch Trail Mix | Get Inspired Everyday!

Paleo Zesty Ranch Trail Mix


This easy to make Paleo Zesty Ranch Trail Mix is perfect for all sorts of healthy snacking! I like to meal prep it to have on hand for grab and go snacks throughout the work week. But it’s also great for hiking or road trips as well. It’s naturally gluten free, dairy free and nutrient dense. It’s also healthier than the usual ranch mix since you make a simple seasoning mix of your own.


Units Scale

1 cup whole raw cashews, 4.5 ounces

1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds, 2.5 ounces

1 cup raw pecan halves, 4 ounces

1 cup salted plantain chips, 2 ounces


1 Tablespoon + 1 Teaspoon granulated dried onion

2 Teaspoons dried garlic powder

1 Tablespoon dried dill

1 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste

1/2 Teaspoon ground black pepper

1 Teaspoon dried chives, optional

1 Tablespoon avocado oil

2 Tablespoons maple syrup, I used Grade A amber


Preheat the oven to 250ºF, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix together the cashews, pumpkin seeds, pecans, and plantain chips on the baking sheet.

In a small bowl, mix together all the spices.

Pour the spices over the nut/seed mixture along with the avocado oil and maple syrup.

Toss to completely combine and evenly distribute the spices.

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring three times throughout the cooking process. When the cooking time is finished, turn the oven off, open the door and stir the trail mix one more time. Close the oven door, and let the trail mix cool with the oven for 30 minutes. This helps it to remain ultra crispy.

Then cool the trail mix to room temperature before storing it in an airtight container.


The dried chives are optional, if they’re not in your spice pantry, don’t worry about it.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Paleo Ranch Trail Mix, Gluten Free Ranch Trail Mix, Paleo Snack Mix Recipe