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Homemade trail mix - oven roasted oats and nuts
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Homemade Trail Mix Recipe - Oven Roasted Oats and Nuts

Lip smacking and healthy homemade trail mix recipe made with oven roasted oats and nuts. This savory trail mix (Namkeen) has goodness of whole grains, unrefined oils and natural fats & proteins. If your family, kids or guests are high on munching savory snacks, then this oven roasted oats and nuts savory homemade trail mix is a much healthier option compared to any store-bought mixtures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American, Global, Indian
Diet: Hindu, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: Homemade Trail Mix, namkeen, trail mix, Trail Mix Recipe
Servings: 16 1 Oz
Calories: 138kcal




  • Preheat oven to 275oF.
  • Mix oats and all the nuts except raisins (or munaka) in a mixing bowl.
    1 cup Rolled oats, ¼ cup Peanuts, ¼ cup Split cashews, ¼ cup Silvered almonds, ¼ cup Whole pistachios, ¼ cup Pumpkin seeds, ¼ cup Walnuts
    Savory Oats Nuts Mix Namkeen
  • If your coconut chips are thick, add now or thin, then add towards the end of the roasting process.
    ¼ cup Coconut chips
    Nuts Mix in a bowl
  • Now add sugar to it.
    1 tbs Sugar/honey
    Adding sugar to the oats and nut mixture
  • For tampering, heat oil in a pan. When oil is hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seed, sesame seeds and curry leaves. Let them splatter for some time.
    4 sprigs Curry leaves, 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds, 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds, 1 tbs White sesame seeds, ¼ cup Choice of oil
    Tampering being made for oats trail mix
  • Add this tampering to nuts and oats mixture and then give it a good mix.
    Homemade trail mix before roasting
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread this mixture evenly on it.
    Homemade trail mix ready for roasting on the parching paper
  • Place the baking sheet on center shelf and keep stirring the mixture every few minutes for even roasting. It took me 20 minute, you might need to adjust the time for different quantity.
    Trail mix after 20 minutes of baking
  • If you did not add the coconut chips in the starting before roasting, then add now.
  • When done, take the baking sheet out from oven and add raisins (or munaka) along with all the spices. Mix the whole mixture and again spread evenly on the sheet. 
    ¼ cup Golden raisins or Munaka, ¼ teaspoon Black pepper, ½ teaspoon Chaat masala, ¼ teaspoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Dry mango powder
    trail mix after roasting
  • Switch off the oven and place the baking sheet back into oven with slightly opened door.
    Slightly open oven door to ensure mixture is dry
  • Your oats and nuts savory trail mix is ready. Let it cool down completely before serving. Store in an air-tight container for two to three weeks.
    Homemade Trail mix ready to serve


This savory trail mix can also be stored in air-tight containers at room temperatures for two to three weeks and longer when refrigerated. Last but not the least, this easy recipe only takes 30 minutes from start to finish and there is no chopping, cutting, or any other kind of prep work involved. You can even involve your kids in making it and making them fun.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 24IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg