A gluten-free and low-carb trail mix with cranberries is a fun DIY food gift and a perfect snack when you are craving something salty and sweet.
Are Cranberries Keto
Be careful with the kind of dried cranberries you buy. Most of them are going to be sweetened, which is not good on the keto diet. You can either make your own dried cranberries or buy a kind that is sugar-free and has no added sugar.
There are 3g net carbs in 1/8 cup of unsweetened dried cranberries. Use as many (or as little) cranberries as you wish in this trail mix. Adjust it to fit your macros and your goals.
Low-Carb Trail Mix
I am being very careful not to call this a keto trail mix. With the proper management of your daily macros, you can still enjoy these trail mixes without going out of ketosis.
It’s really high in protein, so it makes a fantastic post-workout snack. The best way to use portion control with this delicious trail mix is to store it in individual baggies or small food storage containers. That way you know exactly how much you can eat at one time.
Best Low-Carb Trail Mix
This has the perfect balance of salty and sweet tastes. It’s even a wonderful choice if you know anyone that eats a gluten-free diet.
It’s also a beautiful-looking trail mix too! Serve this in a fancy crystal dish at your next holiday party or put it in small cups so they don’t all reach into the same bowl. No one will be able to tell it is sugar-free. They will just really enjoy munching on it.
Best Low-Carb Nuts
Some types of trail mix are made with oatmeal or other grains. To keep this keto, I used nuts, seeds, and dried cranberries. If you want to customize this recipe and use different nuts in it, here are the best nuts you can eat on the keto diet.
In a one-ounce serving of nuts there are the following amount of net carbs:
- Pecans – 1.1g
- Brazil Nuts – 1.3g
- Macadamia Nuts – 1.5g
- Walnuts – 1.9g
- Hazelnuts – 2.3g
- Pine Nuts – 2.7g
- Almonds – 2.9g
- Peanuts – 3.8g
Stay away from pistachios (they have 5.8g net carbs), cashews (8.4g net carbs) and chestnuts (13.6g net carbs).
Cranberry Trail Mix
With all the nuts and spices and the pretty dried cranberries, this trail mix is a perfect low-carb gift. Make a really large batch and put it in a decorative tin.
It is great for anyone that is gluten-free, diabetic, or on a low-carb diet.
You can also put small amounts in festive little bags and add them to your Christmas cookies tray.
Low-Carb Trail Mix With Cranberries Recipe
The entire recipe for this low-carb trail mix with cranberries is in the printable recipe card just a little bit further below. First, I have some photos showing you each step of the process so you can see how it’s made. Don’t forget to pin this post to your low-carb snack ideas board on Pinterest so you can find it later.
Unsweetened coconut flakes
Unsweetened dried cranberries
Bake Believe keto white chocolate chips
Granulated sugar substitute
1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, combine walnuts, pecans, almonds, and sunflower seeds.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy.
4. Add the egg white to the mixed nuts, along with sugar substitute, cinnamon, and salt. Toss well.
5. Pour the mixture on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Stirring halfway through the process. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
6. Combine cooked nuts with coconut flakes, cranberries, and white chocolate chips.
7. Store in an airtight container. ENJOY!
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Low-Carb Trail Mix With Cranberries
A gluten-free and low-carb trail mix with cranberries is a fun DIY food gift and a perfect snack when you are craving something salty.
- 1/2 cup Walnuts
- 1/2 cup Pecans
- 1/3 cup Almonds
- 1/3 cup Sunflower Seeds
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1/2 cup Sugar-Free Dried Cranberries
- 1/4 cup Sugar-Free White Chocolate Chips
- 1 Egg White
- 1 tbsp Granulated Sugar Substitute
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Salt
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine walnuts, pecans, almonds and sunflower seeds.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white until frothy.
Add the egg white to the mixed nuts, along with sugar substitute, cinnamon and salt. Toss well.
Pour the mixture on a baking sheet. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Stirring halfway through the process. Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Combine cooked nuts with coconut flakes, cranberries and white chocolate chips.
Store in an airtight container. ENJOY!
Net Carbs: 6 Net Carbs Per Serving
The nutritional information for this recipe is calculated as a courtesy and is an approximate only. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipes on this site.
If you enjoyed this low-carb trail mix, here are some more recipes for keto-friendly snacks you should try next. They are all just as delicious and fun to make.