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Cajun Lentil Trail Mix with Dark Chocolate

Prep Time: 1 Hour 5 Minutes

Total time: 2 Hours

Servings: 6

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Ingredients

Directions

Nutrition

Ingredients

    1 cup (250 mL) split red lentils

    1 cup (250 mL) whole blanched almonds

    1 cup (250 mL) halved pecans

    ½ cup (125 mL) shelled unroasted pumpkin seeds

    ½ cup (125 mL) shelled unroasted sunflower seeds

    1 Tbsp + 1 tsp (20 mL) canola oil

    3 Tbsp (45 mL) honey

    1¼ tsp (6 mL) chili powder

    ½ tsp (2 mL) onion powder

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) garlic powder

    1⁄8 tsp ground black pepper

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) kosher salt

    ¼ tsp (1 mL) cayenne pepper

    2⁄3 cup (150 mL) finely chopped dried dates

    2⁄3 cup (150 mL) dark chocolate chips


Directions

  1. RINSE lentils thoroughly under cold water. Soak in cool water for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. ONCE lentils have finished soaking, drain and pat dry with a clean towel. Spread out on a parchment lined tray and bake for 10 minutes. Stir and bake another 10-15 minutes or until lentils are dry and slightly crunchy.
  3. MIX cooked lentils with almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, canola oil, honey, chilli powder, onion powder, garlic, pepper, salt, and cayenne. Spread out on the lined baking tray and bake for 10 minutes at 350°F (180°C) and then stir and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Toss prepared mix into a large bowl to cool. The mixture will become crunchy once it cools.
  4. ONCE the mix has cooled, toss in dates and chocolate. Store in an airtight container.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup (125 mL)
  • Per serving:
  • Calories 310
  • Total Fat 20 g
  • Saturated Fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 15 mg
  • Carbohydrates 26 g
  • Dietary Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 16 g
  • Protein 9 g
  • Sodium 260 mg
  • Potassium 469 mg
  • Folate 88 mcg