Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

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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!

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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 American, and I have been in love ever since!

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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.

*Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice: If you can’t find pumpkin pie spice, it is really easy to make yourself with individual spices that all supermarkets should sell. To make 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice, in a small bowl, mix together: ¼ tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp ginger, ⅛ tsp allspice, and ⅛ tsp nutmeg. Use in recipes as required.

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.


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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

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Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

There is a taste of fall in every handful of this Maple Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix!

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • ⅔ cup pecan halves
  • ⅔ cup walnuts
  • ⅔ cup salted peanuts
  • ⅔ cup almonds
  • ⅓ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ⅓ cup dried cherries
  • ⅓ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup freeze-dried apple pieces
  • ¼ cup peanut butter chips (optional)

Instructions

    1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    4. Carefully spread the mixture in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet and set aside to cool. The nuts and seeds will harden.
    5. When nut mixture has cooled, break into clusters in a bowl and add the dried fruit and peanut butter chips if using.
    6. Enjoy immediately, or transfer to an airtight container. The trail mix will keep for about a month.

Notes

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

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 328mg Carbohydrates: 23g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g
This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
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