Trail Mix – the ideal Daniel Fast snack.

trail mix

Coming up with snack ideas on the Daniel Fast can present quite a challenge, especially when everything you’d normally munch on falls in the “Foods to Avoid” category! One of the tried-and-true recipes for healthy snacking is the classic Trail Mix a tasty, satisfying snack that will give you energy between meals, help curb your appetite, and give you that mid-morning or mid-afternoon boost. Trail Mix travels well, too. Just scoop some out into a plastic bag. Take it with you to work, school, or whenever you’re on the road. That way you won’t be tempted to head to the nearest fast food drive-thru when your stomach is growling for a snack!

Trail Mix

1 cup whole raw almonds or Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds
1 cup cashew halves & pieces
1 cup walnut halves
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup raisins
1/4 cup raw sunflower seed kernels
1/4 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)

Mix ingredients together, and store in an airtight container for 2 weeks at room temperature or 1 month in refrigerator.

Yield: 12 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

Recipe Notes

  • Use as a topping for fresh fruit.
  • Serve with unsweetened almond  milk for a quick breakfast dish.
  • Other dried fruit options are apricots, bananas, blueberries, dates, or figs.
  • Add unsweetened coconut flakes.


  1. Hi, Kristen.
    I’ve recently received word from God that to grow deeper in Him, implementing the Daniel fast is the recipe. I love craisins; I put them on everything. I don’t have to look at the ingredients to know they contain things not allowed in the fast. Is there a brand you would recommend, or do you possibly have a recipe for dried cranberries? Thank you so much.

  2. Rosie Jones says:

    Hi Kristen
    I have heard recently that it is best to soak almonds for digestive reasons. Do you have any thoughts on this. And if so, how long and then they would need to be dried out before adding them to the trail mix? Do you know if other nuts need to be soaked? Thank you.

    • Yes, I’ve read that as well, and I believe it’s true. I did try soaking nuts a few years ago, but I didn’t like the texture. But I do think it’s a good idea and probably much better for your digestive system. You can probably Google information on soaking times and find what you need. There might be some variation with different types of nuts. Great question!