Makes 30 mini muffins.
Packed with crunchy energy, trail mix has long been a favourite fuel source among those who like to get fit in the great outdoors. These downsized muffins have all the cherished flavours of trail mix without any of the loose parts. Also great for everyday snacking and road trips. Go ahead and sneak some mini chocolate chips into the batter mix if you’re among the masses that fancy a little chocolate goodness in their trail mix.
Not just for on the trail, these bite-sized muffins and the other energy food recipes here can also serve as great pre-exercise snacks to help take the edge off hunger and provide a shot of energy so you can go strong from the get-go.
Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C).
In large bowl, combine flour, ginger, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In separate bowl, lightly beat eggs and stir in applesauce, milk, oil, and sugar. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently until combined. Fold in peanuts, sunflower seeds, raisins, and cranberries.
Divide among 30 silicon or greased metal mini muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out nearly clean. Let cool for a few minutes before unmolding. Chill for up to 5 days.
This recipe is part of the Tasty Portable Power collection.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.