Here is a simple Trail Mix recipe that I'm excited to try out this weekend. My dad promises that despite the simplicity, it is simply delicious. I hope that posting it here is not plagiarism because I really don't know where it originated from, and therefore I cannot give credit where credit is due. Sorry Trail Mix Guru somewhere out there!
2 cups baby pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
1 cup slivered almonds
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
6 tablespoons pure Grade B maple syrup
1 cup dried cherries or cranberries
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.In a large bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds, almonds, and sunflower seeds and the syrup until evenly coated. Spread the nuts and seeds out, in an even single layer, on the lined baking sheets and season with salt to taste. Bake the nuts, stirring several times with spatula or wooden spoon, until just golden, about 20 minutes.Cool the nuts completely on the pan, then add the cherries and toss to combine. Store cooled trail mix in an airtight container at room temperature