Coconut Mango Trail Mix Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo}

Coconut Mango Trail Mix Bites {Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo}

Having healthy snacks on hand is often difficult during busy months, but these easy-to-make granola bites make snack-time quick, delicious, and healthy! These Coconut Mango Trail Mix bites are made with minimal ingredients these bites are dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and kid-approved. 

Made with mango to keep them sweet, these granola bites are loaded with nuts, seeds, and therefore fuel. They're great as a snack on their own, crumbled as cereal with some milk, or paired with fruit for an even bigger snack.

 

Why Make Your Own Trail mix

Many store-bought granola bars and trail mix packs are based around processed oils and excessive sugars. Making your own means that you can avoid the oils and control how much sugar you want to take in.

Because dried mango contains natural sugar, you don’t need much more added to the recipe. Coconut as well, while a healthy fat, is also very sweet. So, skip the sugar overload (and crash!) and opt for a healthier version.

While the trail mix bites seem sweet, they have a base of mostly healthy fats. This is great for busy days, as the snack is more likely to keep you full so that you’re not reaching for another snack within minutes.

 

Kid-Approved Snacks

My girls adored these trail mix bites, and I loved giving them to them! A healthy twist on store-bought this trail mix is far more fueling.

And since we all know that school lunches and snacks can be tricky for a mom to come up with day after day, these bites give moms one more tool in their arsenal.

They are nut-based though so if your school is a nut-free facility don’t send them. In that case, use the trail mix as an after-school treat instead.

The snack can be eaten in clusters as it’s made, or it can be crumbled into a trail mix and eaten by the handful or with a spoon. My girls love it as “cereal” too.

A great snack for when you get outside and need some fuel too!

Whip up a batch of this coconut mango trail mix and grab some sanity knowing that the ingredients in it are healthy, allergy-friendly, and fueling.

 

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Coconut Mango Trail Mix Bites
Having healthy snacks on hand is crucial during busy months and these granola bites make snack-time both delicious and healthy! Made with minimal ingredients these bites are dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and kid-approved.
    Servings11 Clusters
    Prep Time10 minutes
    Cook Time20 minutes
    Passive Time15 minutes
    Ingredients
    Instructions
    1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk together the almond butter and coconut syrup.
    2. Chop the dried mango into bite-size pieces. In a food processor, lightly pulse the walnuts. You want them to still be chunky but in small pieces with some flour.
    3. In a bowl, combine the dry ingredients and mix. Stir in the wet mixture and continue to stir until everything is coated (it will look a bit dry). Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Using a trigger ice cream scoop (a small one) portion out the mixture and use a spatula to press it firmly into the scoop. The firmer you press it the better it holds together.
    4. Once all the mixture is portioned, bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 15 minutes.

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    Shelby is the blogger over at Fit As A Mama Bear. She's a Strength Coach, Nutrition Coach, and Chronic Foodie. But most importantly, she is the mama to two super cute little girls. Shelby enjoys sweaty workouts, tasty meals and trying her best to live holistically (though there's definitely a lot of trial and error there!). Most of all she loves sharing knowledge on everything fitness & health-related.