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American Pie Trail Mix

One of my go-to crunchy snacks is my “American Pie” Trail Mix. It’s got only four ingredients and you won’t believe how easy it is to make (in under 2 minutes!). I call it “American Pie” Trail Mix because it beautifully blends the flavors of warm cinnamon, tart apples, tangy cherries, and sweet maple-brown sugar.

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American Pie Trail Mix



Gather and measure your ingredients.

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Pour ingredients into a resealable plastic food bag.

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Seal the bag and shake it up for a few seconds until all the ingredients are blended. This can also be a great burst of cardio activity and a stress release!

Then I put some of the trail mix in two smaller snack-sized bags for the car, and keep the remaining trail mix sealed in the bag in a cool, dry place. I commute about 3 hours a day, on average, and the drive home during rush hour can be brutal. Not only am I fighting the traffic but I’m fighting the hunger beast. Having a small nosh in the car that’s a better alternative to chips or chocolate means I can tame the hunger beast and avoid over-indulging when I get home.

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Glazed Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal Muffins

Glazed Apple Cinnamon Pecan Oatmeal Muffins

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 24 muffins


For Muffins:
1 cup boiling water
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
For Glaze:
1 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk


Preheat oven to 400 F degrees. Grease two standard muffin tins or line with paper cups.

In a medium bowl, pour boiling water over oatmeal. Stir to moisten and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine eggs, buttermilk and oil. Stir wet mixture into the flour mixture, just until combined.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans. Fill each about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers come out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack for five minutes, then remove from pans.

Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk to form a glaze. Drizzle over muffins and serve.