I love a good granola, but these days I’m digging this simple mix of seeds, nuts and dried fruit on my morning yogurt. It’s nothing to assemble – no cooking! – and a great alternative for gluten avoiders. Based on the hiker’s trail mix from Berkeley Bowl, it’s just as good a snack at your desk as it is on the trail.


  • 1 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates


  1. Mix ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container (I use a quart-sized Mason jar). Keeps well for a month at room temperature, or in freezer for longer-term storage.


  • Substitutions: use roasted/salted seeds; try other nuts or dried fruits; add chocolate chips or a sprinkle of spice.

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