These Trail Mix Cookies brought to you by Nuts.com are a Paleo-friendly, gluten-free treat packed full of your favorite trail mix goodies! Pack them for your lunch or your next outdoor adventure.

Trail Mix Cookies

Let’s talk Trail Mix Cookies! These are exactly what they sound like: a cookie that joined forces with our favorite hike-friendly food, trail mix. Trail mix is usually a mixed bag of nuts, dried fruit, maybe a little chocolate, and something crunchy. These cookies are a new way to take nutrition on the road. By utilizing the AWESOME dried food options from my friends at Nuts.com, we were able to come up with a cookie that will keep you (and your little ones) energized without the overuse of sugar or other refined starches.

We’re using cashew flour for the base of these cookies, making them a little more lightweight than your typical nut flour-based baked good. That being said, feel free to swap in whatever nut flour you have on hand. The cookie batter is combined with all the trail-mix favorites: dried blueberries, cocoa nibs, nuts (we used tiger nuts for extra fiber), and unsweetened coconut chips. FEEL FREE to add in a few real-deal chocolate chips…I won’t tell.

Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

Trail Mix Cookies

The cookie batter is sweetened simply with a little honey and leans on a couple of eggs for binding.

Can these be made egg-free?

They can! In fact, we tested a TON of different egg substitutes in several different baked goods, took all kinds of notes, and then laid it all out for you in this super helpful guide to egg-free baking. For cookies, we recommend using Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer – this egg substitute resulted in cookies that were chewy (but still with a nice crunch), perfectly crisp on the outside, and had an *almost* candy-like quality.

These trail mix cookies are slightly sweet, crunchy, and very travel-friendly. Pack a few in your lunch or for your next big hiking adventure!

If you’re looking for one of the BEST places to grab your healthy dried goods, I HIGHLY recommend Nuts.com. Their quality is top-notch and they offer the most diverse selection of dried goods you have ever seen. Not to mention, their customer service is superb. I’ve only ever had the most pleasant experiences ordering from and working with their team!

I hope you enjoy these trail mix cookies and I can’t wait to hear about how you customize them to your liking with your own Nuts.com trail mix selections!

Trail Mix Cookies

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By Cassy
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
The cookie batter is combined with all the trail-mix favorites: dried blueberries, cocoa nibs, nuts (we used tiger nuts for extra fiber), and unsweetened coconut chips. FEEL FREE to add in a few real-deal chocolate chips…I won’t tell.

Ingredients  

  • 3 1/4 cup cashew flour
  • 1/2 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/2 cup tiger nuts
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs divided
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 Tablespoons oil of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F degrees.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cacao nibs, and mix with mixer or just a spoon until well-combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop dough with a Tablespoon or #40 cookie scoop and place onto paper. Add 12 cookies per baking sheet.
  • Press cookies down and sprinkle remaining cacao nibs on top.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then rotate the baking sheet and bake for an additional 3 minutes, baking cookies one sheet at a time.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 14IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 149
Keyword: gluten free cookies, trail mix cookies

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Cassy Joy Garcia, NC

Cassy Joy Garcia, a New York Times best-selling author, of Cook Once Dinner Fix, Cook Once Eat All Week, and Fed and Fit as well as the creative force behind the popular food blog Fed & Fit.


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  1. 1 star
    These were a huge fail for me. I followed the recipe but swapped the cashew flour for coconut flour. My batter ended up dry and powdery. I tried adding eggs and oil and it made it a little bit better but barely. I ended up having to throw everything away.

    1. I’m so sorry, Brooke! Coconut flour is a lot more absorbent than cashew flour, so it definitely isn’t a 1:1 swap.

  2. Any idea if these would work with tigernut flour? I love using that flour for all its great properties and it’s naturally sweet Tasting too!

    1. We haven’t tried it, Kristen, so we can’t say whether or not it’ll work. If you try it, please let us know how it went!

  3. Thank you Cassy! These cookies are SO delicious. My husband and I both love them. ✨✨

  4. Hi there!

    Couldn’t find cashew flour and almond flour was too expensive for my budget, so I ended up going with a one to one gluten free flour by Red MIll. Was a dry batter so I added another egg, some more oil, and cup and two thirds of iconic chocolate protein shake. I’m waiting for them to be done still, but they smell great!

    Long comment, but figured I’d share my trial and error in case anyone else ended up in my boat. 😛

    ~Tina

  5. These look awesome. My wife and I are trying to transition to a more Paleo friendly diet and your recipes look enticing! Can’t wait to try them!

  6. What is the reason for baking all of the cookies one at a time? I’ll be in the kitchen all day baking one cookie at a time x 3 dozen!

    1. Good catch, Faye! We’ve updated. This is a normal cookie recipe in that you’ll scoop and place the cookies on a baking sheet to fill it out.

  7. How creative! These cookies are such a great idea and look so good! Love it!