Tray of Tropical Trail Mix for a delicious and easy vegan snack
2.07 from 15 votes

3-Ingredient Tropical Trail Mix

Sweet, crunchy, Tropical Trail Mix makes the perfect plant-based, on-the-go snack! Rich in protein, healthy fats, and made with no added sugar.

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 14 (1/4-cup servings)
Category: Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly 2 Months
Does it keep? 2 Weeks


  • 2 cups raw nuts (cashews are best*)
  • 1/2 cup large flake unsweetened coconut (small flakes work well, too)
  • 5 ounces dried mango*, chopped/cut into bite-size pieces (5 ounces yields ~ 1 cup)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (162 C) and arrange nuts on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. In the last few minutes of baking (around the 8-minute mark), add the coconut flake — it should only take a few minutes to toast.

  2. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Then add dried fruit of choice. Enjoy immediately. Store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks (sometimes longer), or in the freezer for up to 2 months.


*We prefer cashews in this recipe because they align with the tropical flavors a bit more, but most nuts would work (and macadamia would be especially good!).
*If you aren’t into mango, sub another dried fruit such as pineapple, cherry, or banana. And if you aren’t into coconut, simply leave it out or sub it with more dried fruit!
*Recipe as originally written yields ~3 ½ cups trail mix

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 14 quarter-cup servings)