Trail Mix with Homemade Soy Nuts
1 cup soy nuts
1 cup pretzels
3 cups dried fruit
2 cups prepared granola
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
You can prepare soy nuts at home by simply soaking soybeans in water for about 12 hours. Drain the beans then spread on a single layer on a cookie sheet.
Roast them for just over an hour at 350° for about 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so. Then salt them to taste before they cool. You’ll get about 1 cup of roasted soybeans from 2 cups of raw beans.
To prepare granola, heat the oven at 300°. In a large bowl, mix the granola, olive oil, honey, water, brown sugar and cinnamon. Make sure the granola is well coated. Then spread the granola mixture on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Be sure to stir every so often to prevent from sticking. After removing from the oven, set aside to cool.
After the granola and soybeans have cooled, combine everything else in a large bowl and store in an airtight container.
Brought to you by the Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board.