Creating Healthy Snacks: A Simple Guide to Making Delicious Toasted Lentil Trail Mix

Hello there! I’m Elaina, the food lover behind Flavour Food and Wine. Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to dive into one of my personal favorites – Toasted Lentil Trail Mix. This delightful mix of toasted lentils, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is not just a nutritious snack option, but it’s also incredibly tasty. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your hunger with a burst of energy. So, let’s get started on this exciting culinary adventure and explore the wonderful world of Toasted Lentil Trail Mix together.

Toasted Lentil Trail Mix

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Toasted lentil trail mix

I am a mere 2 days into my 7 week challenge and so far so great! My meals are full of wholesome and healthy foods. Actually last night I made one pretty rockin’ tomato sauce for my whole grain, flax seed pasta. It was fantastic! More on this later, friends.
Alongside the LYM goals set for the first pillar [be healthy], I’ve set the following intention for Week One:
Rid the toxins from my body, my home + my life, including negative energy, which can be the worst toxin of them all.
Even in the first day of the challenge, I was faced with frustrations and negativity. Instead of crumbling down, I pushed myself to stop, reflect and focus on my intention. Dedicating my practice to this very thing last night was key to me moving forward in this challenge in the most positive way!
Right, onto what the post is really about…a wonderful Trail Mix recipe!!
Lentils you say? You know, I would’ve never thought to toast dried lentils and toss them in a Trail Mix until i found this beautiful recipe from Three Many Cooks. I omitted the chocolate [insert gasp here] but also added split peas. I have to admit, I messed up the first batch. You see, with the lentils, all you need to do is soak them in water, then roast them. So I thought I could do the same with the peas…wrong! You need to soak the peas, cook them, then roast them. So here I present, take 2 on my trail mix. 
Toss these toasted bits with anything else you like in a trail mix and voila; a happy, healthy, friendly snack! What a great way to get more protein in trail mixes. I’m a little obsessed with the toasted lentils. I wonder if next time, I can make a sweeter mix and make honey lentil clusters out of them? Boy oh boy, my brain never stops wondering/wandering!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine French
Calories 250 kcal


  • 1 separate bowls
  • 1 parchment lined baking sheet
  • 1 oven


  • 1/2 cup dried red lentils
  • 1/2 cup dried green split peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne divided
  • 3/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries


  • In separate bowls, soak lentils and peas in 1 cup of water for at least one hour.
  • Drain. Spread lentils on a parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with cayenne.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes [mixing halfway through] until nicely toasted.
  • Meanwhile, cook the peas in boiling water for about 30 minutes.
  • Again, drain and spread on parchment lined baking sheet and sprinkle with cayenne.
  • These should take about 20-30 minutes depending on your oven’t temperature.
  • Mix toasted lentils & peas with the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!


Keyword cayenne, green split peas, Pumpkin, red lentils

About toasted lentil trail mix

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Toasted Lentil Trail Mix is a versatile and nutritious snack that originated from various health-conscious cultures. It’s a delightful blend of toasted lentils, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, creating a snack option that’s both nutritious and delicious. Toasted Lentil Trail Mix offers a unique gastronomic experience that leaves you feeling satisfied and nourished. It’s no wonder that Toasted Lentil Trail Mix has become a popular choice for those seeking a wholesome snack.

Cooking Tips

  • For your Toasted Lentil Trail Mix, opt for a variety of nuts and seeds to ensure a mix of textures and flavors. Almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds are all fantastic choices.
  • Toast the lentils, nuts, and seeds lightly for that added flavor and crunch. Trust me, it makes a difference!
  • Mix in a variety of dried fruits for varied sweetness and texture. Raisins, apricots, dates, and cranberries are all fantastic choices.
  • If you have a sweet tooth like me, consider adding a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
  • Keep your Toasted Lentil Trail Mix fresh and crunchy by storing it in an airtight container.

Serving Suggestions

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  • Enjoy Toasted Lentil Trail Mix as a snack on the go.
  • For a more substantial snack, try adding it to your yogurt or oatmeal.
  • Top your salad with Toasted Lentil Trail Mix for added nutrition and flavor. Plus, it adds a pop of color!
  • For a more substantial meal, serve your Toasted Lentil Trail Mix with a side of fresh fruits.
  • If you’re vegan, use plant-based sweeteners.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use other types of lentils for my Toasted Lentil Trail Mix? Absolutely! Feel free to use any type of lentils for your Toasted Lentil Trail Mix. Just make sure they are uncooked.
  • Can I make Toasted Lentil Trail Mix in advance? Yes, Toasted Lentil Trail Mix can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to a month. It’s perfect for those busy days!
  • What can I use if I don’t have dried fruits? No dried fruits? No problem! You can substitute them with fresh fruits. Just add the fresh fruits right before eating to prevent them from getting soggy.
  • Can I make my Toasted Lentil Trail Mix gluten-free?  Yes, you can make your Toasted Lentil Trail Mix gluten-free by using gluten-free grains like rolled oats or quinoa flakes.
  • Can I add other ingredients to my Toasted Lentil Trail Mix?  Of course! Feel free to add other ingredients like coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or even some protein powder for extra nutrition.

Toasted Lentil Trail Mix is a snack that truly celebrates the flavors of lentils, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Its combination of nutritious ingredients creates a satisfying and flavorful snack that’s perfect for any time of the day. By following these cooking tips and serving suggestions, you can create a batch of this healthy snack right in your own kitchen. Remember, cooking is about creativity and personalization, so feel free to experiment with different lentils, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Enjoy the process and the delicious result!

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