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Easy Party Mix

If you crave that popular party mix made with rice cereal, you are going to love this grain-free alternative made with nuts, seeds, and a hint of maple syrup.
A tray of nuts-party mix

If you crave that popular party mix made with rice cereal, you are going to love this grain-free alternative. Loaded with B vitamins, this tastes surprisingly similar to the less-healthy version and is incredibly easy to prepare using any nuts or seeds you have on hand.

  • Yield 2 cups
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • 1 cup hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp. fine sea salt

Directions

STEP 1
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
STEP 2
In a large bowl, stir together all the ingredients. Spread the mixture on the prepared baking sheet in a flat, single layer without too many clumps.
STEP 3
Bake for 35 minutes, tossing the mixture a couple of times throughout. Cool completely (the nuts will be crunchy once cool).
STEP 4
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week or in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
STEP 5
Tip: Cooking raw nuts at a low temperature prevents browning, which can form acrylamide, a probable human carcinogen.

Reprinted with permission from No Excuses Detox, copyright © 2017 by Megan Gilmore, published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Photography copyright © 2017 by Erin Scott.

Photography by: Erin Scott

Megan
Megan Gilmore

Megan Gilmore is a certified nutrition consultant and the creator of the healthy-living blog Detoxinista. Her most recent cook­book, No Excuses Detox, focuses on quick-to-prepare, affordable, whole-food recipes. Follow her @detoxinista.

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