Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!

Trail mix (and all of its antioxidants and healthy fats) meets a high protein, high fiber, soft, and dense quick bread to make the perfect on-the-go snack of your dreams! Grab a slice of this Trail Mix Quick Bread as your post workout snack or as part of your workday lunch.

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!

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If there’s one thing that can disrupt a day of healthy eating, it’s coming home starving after a long day and popping anything and everything into your mouth the second you open the door (guilty!). It’s on these days that I realize how helpful meal prepping is. It’s also something I realize I don’t have the organizational skills for.

Do you meal prep?

If so, can you teach me your ways?!? 😉

What I do know how to prep, though, is snacks! Nutritious, quick, and easy snacks! Like this Trail Mix Quick Bread. Trail mix is always a go-to of mine for fast, on-the-go snacks because you can literally throw a bunch of nuts, seeds, and a handful of chocolate into a baggie and go. And, it’s full of healthy fats, protein, and essential vitamins and minerals.

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!

If you’ve wondered why trail mix is such a great snack for taking on, well, trails…aka hiking, it’s because the healthy fat from all the nuts and seeds keeps you fuller for a longer period of time than just carbs or protein, and gives you sustained energy to get through your hike.

But, I’m taking it a step further and adding all that trail mix goodness to a tender, dense, quick bread. It’s still super portable, but now you get this amazing contrast of textures from the crunchy nuts and seeds to the soft bread.

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!

It’s no ordinary bread, either. It’s made with protein powder and sweet white sorghum flour. Don’t let the name fool you, though. It may be called sweet white flour, but it is actually a whole grain. Protein and fiber?? Check and check!

Plus, to me, sorghum flour has more of a savory taste than other flours, like coconut flour which is kind of sweet on its own. It is nice in the bread because it really pulls together all the other ingredients that aren’t overly sweet, either.

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!

What makes this Trail Mix Quick Bread healthy:

  • It uses sweet white sorghum flour, which might not sound like it, but is actually a whole grain and full of good for ya fiber
  • It’s high in protein
  • There’s no refined sugar
  • Full of important vitamins and minerals
  • It’ll make your skin pretty (well…it’ll help anyways. Pumpkin is full of vitamin C which helps collagen production. See ya wrinkles! 😉 )
  • It’s totally customizable!

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!

Mix-In Options:

  • cranberries
  • raisins
  • shredded coconut
  • almonds
  • walnuts
  • chocoalate chips
  • sunflower seeds
  • mini M&M’s
  • peanuts
  • dried apricot
  • dates
  • dried cherries

Do yourself a favor and bake this Trail Mix Quick Bread up today! Your future starving self will thank you!

The classic on-the-go snack gets a makeover in this Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread. Everything you love about the mixture of seeds, nuts, and chocolate all mixed in to a high protein, high fiber, easy to make loaf bread recipe. It also happens to be gluten free and vegan friendly!


Nutrition

Calories

917 cal

Fat

11 g

Carbs

145 g

Protein

61 g
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Yields 1 - 9x5" loaf

Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread

Gluten Free; Vegan; High Protein; High Fiber; Refined Sugar Free

30 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x5 loaf pan and add a piece of parchment paper to the bottom.
  2. If needed, mix the buttermilk and flax egg and set each aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg and maple syrup together.
  4. Add the pumpkin and vanilla extract and stir together.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flours, protein powder, baking powder and soda, and salt.
  6. The buttermilk should be slightly curdled by this point - add the buttermilk (and flax egg, if using it) to the wet ingredients, and stir together.
  7. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients 1/3rd of it at a time, stirring after each addition until most of the dry ingredients are incorporated. Work quickly and after the final addition stir until there are no lumps.
  8. Fold in the mix-ins.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
  10. Bake for 28-32 min. or until the edges are set and golden brown, the top is firm but slightly squishy if pressed, and a toothpick inserted into the center will come out with a few crumbs.
  11. Allow the loaf to cool completely in the pan.
  12. Once cooled, remove from the pan, slice it up and enjoy!

Notes

*You can make buttermilk by mixing ½ cup of your milk of choice + ½ Tbsp apple cider vinegar and setting it aside for 10 min.

**Can sub the egg for 1 "flax egg". To make, mix 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 Tbsp water and set it aside til gel-like.

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6 Replies to “Healthy Trail Mix Quick Bread”

  1. Had this for breakfast! DELICIOUS!
    1. Thanks for being my taste tester! :)
  2. Thank you for a recipe! Was exactly looking for something like that:))
    1. You're so welcome, Ana! I'm glad you found it. I hope you like it!
  3. Instead of sorghum flour and tapioca can I use whole wheat pastry?
    1. Hi Anna! I haven't tried it, but I bet it would work just fine! I'd love to know how it turns! :)

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