Sugar Free Nuts Clusters
This recipe came about when I realized I had so many bags of leftover of trail mix in my pantry.
We buy them all the time and I only eat the almonds and leave the rest of the nuts, dried berries and seeds inside the bags!
I know you will say just buy almond bags!
But where is the fun in that?!
Digging inside the bags looking for the almonds is like treasure hunting and It is fun to do at night when I am watching my favorite show…so what to do with the leftovers?
I came up with this recipe to use up all of the nuts and seeds I had in the bags…why waste a good nutritious food…
This recipe is easy to prepare even if you don’t have a leftover mixture of the nuts, just mix any of your favorite dried berries, seeds and nuts and follow the recipe…
These treats are healthy, nutritious, delicious and sugar free at same time…
I paired the mixture with nonfat yogurt and fresh berries to enjoy as a healthy breakfast or as an afternoon snack.
I made up my own flavored yogurt by adding vanilla extract and smashed fresh blueberries to serve with these delicious and yummy clusters…Flavored yogurt from the store are loaded with sugar and I cannot serve that to my husband…
Preheat oven to 375′
3 1/2 cups of mixed nuts and seeds.. sunflower seeds, cashews, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, dried berries and raisins or any of your favorite mix.
1 1/4 cup salted shelled pistachio
1 cup roasted salted almonds
1 cup raw almonds
1 1/3 cup mixed raisins and dried cranberries
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup sugar substitute
1 cup sugar free pancakes syrup
1 tbsp rose water
Coconut oil spray to grease the pan
Spray 9×13 pan with coconut oil spray and set aside
In a large bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well until all the nuts, seeds and dried berries are completely covered with the pancake syrup, sugar and rose water.
Add the nuts mixture to prepared pan and with clean wet hands firmly pat down the mixture making sure all in one single layer.
Bake for 35-45 minuets
Cool over night or at least for 4 hours.
With a fork break the clusters to chunks and store in an airtight glass jar.. add it to yogurt as a nutty parfait, mixed with your favorite cereal or by itself as an afternoon snack…
I assure you they will be gabbled down so fast that you have to make another batch at least once a week…