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This Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix is the ultimate autumn snack!

Made with a selection of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, combined with maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice, it has all the flavors of fall in one handful!

Trail mix is so easy to make and stores well too.

Make a batch of this sweet and salty snack mix to take on the hiking trail, or to just munch on while snuggled under a blanket watching a movie!

Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Trail mix is one of my favorite snacks because it contains ALL the things! Well, not quite all the things… trail mix generally contains nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and sometimes chocolate or candy.

I first discovered trail mix on a holiday to America, and I have been in love ever since!

For more seasonal food, check out The Ultimate List of Autumn Recipes for the Fall Season! Right-click and open a new tab to read next.

Ingredients used in this recipe

This maple pumpkin spice trail mix is packed with delicious ingredients and full of the flavors of fall, including maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice.

Now, of course, you could customize this trail mix recipe with your preferred selection of fruit and nuts, but here is what is in this recipe.

How Do I Make Pumpkin Pie Spice?

If you can’t source ready-made pumpkin pie spice, it is so easy to make yourself using spices you may already have in your pantry.

Stir the following spices together and store your homemade pumpkin pie spice in an airtight jar in a cool, dry place. Use as required in recipes. You can adjust the levels of spices to your own personal preferences if you like.

Equipment used in this recipe

This recipe uses American cup measurements. Since I use this type of measurement often, I find it handy to have a set of measuring cups in the kitchen.

You will also need a heavy-based saucepan, a wooden spoon, a baking sheet/cookie sheet, parchment paper/greaseproof paper, and an airtight container or glass jar to store your autumn trail mix in.

how to make maple pumpkin spice trail mix

How do you make trail mix?

Making regular trail mix is ridiculously easy, as you literally just put all the components in a bowl, mix them together and BOOM! The trail mix is ready to eat.

However, this maple and pumpkin spice flavored trail mix is no ordinary trail mix! You have to heat the maple syrup and spice with a little sea salt in a saucepan, and then stir in the nuts and seeds.

This mixture then gets spread over a lined baking sheet and left to cool down. The spiced syrupy nuts will clump together and harden, so once cooled, break into pieces and place in a bowl with the dried fruits and peanut butter chips. Give everything a good mix to combine and enjoy!

Trail mix stores well in an airtight container for about a month. (But I’m pretty sure it will be long gone before then!)

trail mix being prepared in saucepan

Make A Fall Meal!

Autumn is here, and so once you’ve made this fall-flavored trail mix you might want some dinner ideas. Here are some for you to take a look at.

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Michelle Ordever
There is a taste of fall in every handful of this Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix!
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Recipes
Cuisine Snacks
Servings 12
Calories 290 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • tsp sea salt
  • cup pecan halves
  • cup walnuts
  • cup salted peanuts
  • cup almonds
  • cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • cup sunflower seeds
  • cup dried cherries
  • cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup freeze-dried apple pieces
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Pour the maple syrup into a large heavy-based saucepan on medium-high heat and bring to the boil. Add pumpkin pie spice and salt and stir well.
  • Slowly pour in all of the nuts and seeds and stir to combine with the spiced syrup. Cook for about 3 – 5 minutes until they have caramelized.
  • Carefully spread the mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and set aside to cool. The nuts and seeds will harden.
  • When nut mixture has cooled, break into clusters in a bowl and add the dried fruit and peanut butter chips if using.
  • Enjoy immediately, or transfer to an airtight container. The trail mix will keep for about a month.
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Notes

You can customize your trail mix using your favourite assortment of dried fruit, nuts, seeds and candy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 17g | Sodium: 328mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g

Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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