- 1 cup coconut flakes (bite-sized)
- 1 cup chopped dried apples
- 1 cup walnuts
- 1 TBSP coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt of choice
Heat a dry pan to medium high. Add the coconut flakes and toast. This only takes 2-3 minutes, so stay close and keep it moving. While the coconut toasts, slice or chop one cup’s worth of dried apples and toss it in a medium-sized mixing bowl. When the coconut is done, add it to the apples then sprinkle 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and about 1/8 tsp of sea salt. Mix everything together.
Meanwhile, get the pan back on the heat and melt one tablespoon of coconut oil over medium temperature (so you’ll want to dial it back a bit). This is going to seem like a lot of coconut oil, but there is a plan!
The cup of walnuts need to be added to the melted coconut oil, mix to coat the nuts. Then add 1/4 tsp of pumpkin pie spice and about 15 turns of sea salt (a little less than 1/8 of a teaspoon). Continue stirring. The coconut oil will now form a glaze over the walnuts. Let this go for another 2-3 minutes, then remove from heat and allow the walnuts to cool slightly before letting them join the coconut-apple party.
Bring the snack mix together and serve immediately for a warm, slightly sweet / slightly salty snack! n
Kimberly Stoeger, MS, is the clinical nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Healing, LLC. Her passion lies in supporting people’s health through evidence-based medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has her masters of science in human nutrition degree, and experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, food sensitivities, autoimmune conditions, and general health concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, migraines, thyroid conditions, and gut dysfunction. To learn more, call 920-358-5764 or email [email protected].