Baked Pear Trail Mix

Submitted by Redner’s Markets’ HealthCents

Baked Pear Trail Mix

Prep time: 20 minutes

Servings: 16

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium Green Anjou pears, unpeeled, diced into small pieces (about 1/2 inch)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup peanut or almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 275° F.
  2. Place diced pears in large mixing bowl, sprinkle with lemon juice, and stir to coat.
  3. Add oats, almonds, cashews and sunflower seeds.
  4. In small bowl, mix peanut [or]almond butter, maple syrup, vanilla, water, and pumpkin pie spice together until smooth.
  5. Mix butter-maple syrup mixture into pear-oat-nut mixture, combining well to moisten dry ingredients.
  6. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and spread trail mix evenly in pan.
  7. Place in oven and bake on top rack for 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 20 minutes.
  8. Turn oven off and keep pan in oven for an additional hour to dry pears.
  9. Remove from oven and transfer to an airtight container.

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