Chef Camper Backpacking Recipes for Outdoor Enthusiasts

🎒 Backpacker's Protein-Packed Trail Mix Recipe 🌱 | Chef Camper

Looking for a protein-packed trail mix recipe for your next backpacking adventure? Check out this easy and customizable recipe from Chef Camper. Perfect for on-the-go snacking!

Backpacker's Protein-Packed Trail Mix

You will need:

  • cup of almonds1 cup almonds
  • cup of dried cranberries1 cup dried cranberries
  • cup of pumpkin seeds1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • half cup of dark chocolate chips1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • half cup of dried coconut flakes1/2 cup dried coconut flakes
  • ziplock bagZiplock bag


  1. First, ensure you have all your ingredients ready. This trail mix is a great source of protein and energy, perfect for backpacking.
  2. Next, open a ziplock bag and add in the almonds, dried cranberries, pumpkin seeds, dark chocolate chips, and dried coconut flakes. These ingredients provide a good balance of healthy fats, proteins, and sugars to keep you energized during your outdoor adventures.
  3. After adding all the ingredients, close the bag and give it a good shake. This will help to evenly distribute all the ingredients.
  4. Finally, store your trail mix in a cool, dry place. It's ready to be packed in your backpack and enjoyed on the trail. Remember, this mix is not only nutritious but also lightweight and easy to carry.


Feel free to substitute or add any other nuts, seeds, dried fruits, or sweets based on your preference. This recipe is versatile and can be customized to your liking.

Embarking on a backpacking adventure is an exciting endeavor, but it's essential to fuel your body right to keep your energy levels high. Our Backpacker's Protein-Packed Trail Mix is a perfect snack to keep you going. It's not just delicious and easy to make, but it's also loaded with essential nutrients that your body needs during an outdoor adventure.

Almonds, one of the main ingredients in our trail mix, are a fantastic source of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. They're also packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can help boost your energy levels. Don't forget to check out our guide to high-protein camping meals for more protein-rich food ideas for your next trip.

Dried cranberries and coconut flakes bring a touch of sweetness to the mix, while also providing a good dose of dietary fiber and essential vitamins. If you're looking for more sweet and healthy camping recipes, our easy campfire recipes are worth exploring.

Pumpkin seeds are another great addition to this trail mix. They're high in antioxidants and a rich source of magnesium, iron, and fiber. If you're interested in incorporating more seeds and nuts into your camping meals, you might find our comprehensive guide to healthy camping meals useful.

And let's not forget about the dark chocolate chips. They add a delightful sweetness and are packed with antioxidants. Plus, they're a great mood booster! For those who have dietary restrictions, we also have flavorful dairy-free camping recipes that you can try.

Remember, this trail mix recipe is versatile. Feel free to add or substitute any ingredients based on your preference. The key is to choose ingredients that will provide you with a good balance of protein, healthy fats, and carbs to keep your energy levels up during your backpacking adventure. Happy trails!