This easy-to-pop snack will help you fuel up and keep moving.
2 Tbsp (30 mL) butter
1/2 cup (125 mL) pecans, halved
1/2 cup (125 mL) almonds
1/4 cup (60 mL) pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup (60 mL) maple syrup
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1/3 cup (80 mL) unsweetened shredded coconut
1/3 cup (80 mL) dried cherries, cranberries, blueberries, or goji berries
1/3 cup (80 mL) dried pitted prunes, chopped
In skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pecans, almonds, and pumpkin seeds. Cook 3 minutes, stirring regularly. Add maple syrup and cinnamon to skillet, and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Toss in coconut and stir well.
Remove from heat and place maple mixture in bowl to cool. Stir in cherries or other dried fruits and prunes; mix well.
Makes 6 servings.
Each serving contains: 321 calories; 6 g protein; 24 g total fat (8 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 27 g carbohydrates; 5 g fibre; 6 mg sodium
source: "Cross-country Skiing Banquet", alive #327, January 2010
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