Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

This pumpkin spice trail mix is loaded with a variety of nuts, dried fruit and a pumpkin spice flavor. Snack by the handful or use as a topping for yogurt. 

I’m the trail mix queen. I know, bold statement but trail mix is probably in the top five when I think of my favorite snacks. There are so many varieties and they always include two of my favorites: nuts and dried fruit. Oh, and chocolate. Gotta love trail mix with chocolate.

Now that it’s fall, I can’t stop making pumpkin treats so naturally, I decided to make a pumpkin spice trail mix! It’s the perfect mix of salty and sweet. It would be fun to set out a bowl of this at Thanksgiving or handing out little treat bags of this for Halloween.

Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix Ingredients

  • nuts – raw whole almonds, raw pecans, raw walnut halves
  • rolled oats
  • raw pepitas
  • coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • seasonings and spices – ground cinnamon, paprika, pumpkin pie spice and sea salt
  • pumpkin puree – canned pumpkin puree works great but you can also easily make your own!
  • all natural apple juice or apple cider
  • dried cranberries and raisins

How to Make Homemade Trail Mix

Mix dry ingredients – In a large bowl, mix the almonds, oats, pecans, pepitas and walnuts.

Mix wet ingredients – Mix together the pumpkin puree and apple juice. Pour the mixture over the nuts and toss until the nuts are evenly coated. Sprinkle the mixture with coconut sugar, cinnamon, paprika, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Toss to coat.

Bake – Spread the trail mix evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 250ºF for 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through.

Cool – Let the mixture cool completely and then stir in the cranberries and raisins.

How to Store Homemade Trail Mix

Store your homemade trail mix in an airtight container. It will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week, up to a month in the fridge and up to 3 months in the freezer. Ours never makes it past a week… it’s too tasty!

Variations & Substitutions

One of my favorite things about trail mix is how customizable it is! I recommend keeping the seasoning the same since this is a pumpkin spice trail mix but feel free to change up any of the items listed below.

  • Nuts – I love the combination of nuts I used but you can absolutely switch up which nuts you use. Keep the ratios the same so you’re adding the same amount of volume!
  • Seeds – Same as the nuts, you can definitely swap out the pumpkin seeds for a different nut or seed of your choice.
  • Dried fruit – Same here! Use any dried fruit you’d like, just make sure you keep the ratios the same.

A Festive Treat!

Like I mentioned above, this is the perfect trail mix to have sitting out for any fall gathering. I also plan to bag these up to pass out to some of our friend’s kiddos for Halloween this year. Love the idea of a homemade treat instead of a sugar-laden snack!

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If you try this pumpkin spice trail mix please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below with how it turned out for you! Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other EBF readers. 

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Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 24

Description

This pumpkin spice trail mix is loaded with a variety of nuts, dried fruit and a pumpkin spice flavor. Snack by the handful or use as a topping for yogurt.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 cup raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup raw walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree (or homemade)
  • 2 Tablespoons all natural apple juice or apple cider
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 2/3 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. Place almonds, oats, pecans, pepitas and walnuts in large bowl.
  3. Mix together pumpkin puree and apple juice; pour over nut mixture and toss until nuts are evenly coated. Sprinkle mixture with coconut sugar, cinnamon, paprika, pumpkin pie spice and salt. Toss to coat well. Spread trail mix evenly on a baking sheet. You can use a parchment lined sheet for easy clean up.
  4. Bake 30-35 minutes, stirring halfway through cook time. Cool completely. Stir in cranberries and raisins. Store in airtight container. Will keep at room temperature for up to 1 week, up to a month in the fridge and 3 months in the freezer.

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 163
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 14mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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    26 comments
    1. Hannah
      September 5, 2020 AT 9:10 am

      Made this a couple days ago and I seriously can not stop eating it!! It’s SO good!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 7, 2020 AT 5:51 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you’re loving this trail mix, Hannah!! Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    2. Fran Weisfeld
      September 26, 2019 AT 5:25 pm

      Hi, Your Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix sounds delicious. What is the serving and calorie count?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 27, 2019 AT 12:33 pm

        Hi Fran! I just added the nutrition info to the recipe!

    3. J. Eric
      January 30, 2014 AT 7:35 pm

      Brittany, do you know any of the nutrition facts such as how many grams of fat, protein, and carbs (especially sugar)?

    4. Lindsley
      October 10, 2013 AT 11:51 am

      Amazing!

    5. Paula S.
      October 10, 2013 AT 9:41 am

      Looks great! What is the serving size?

    6. Brittany
      September 23, 2013 AT 8:54 pm

      Hi! I have just started following your blog and I just made the pumpkin spice trail mix and it is delicious!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 23, 2013 AT 9:06 pm

        Yay! Thanks so much for trying the trail mix. I’m glad you found me.

    7. Katelyn
      October 8, 2012 AT 9:39 am

      I made this last night, and it tastes as good as it looks! I used it as an oatmeal topping this morning, and it was absolute perfection. Thanks for such an amazing recipe.

    8. Tina
      October 3, 2012 AT 10:03 am

      I’m really glad that I saw this recipe. My sisters birthday is coming up and she is a huge pumpkin fan, as is my mom so I think I’ll be trying this out and making trail mix deliveries soon! 🙂

    9. Sara @ sarasmiles
      October 1, 2012 AT 6:49 pm

      This version looks very good for you! I like trail mix so much I won’t allow myself to keep it (or granola) in my house. I am what my friends call the trail mix/cereal monster. I can take down some trail mix.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2012 AT 7:44 pm

        You and me both lady!

    10. Simone
      October 1, 2012 AT 5:09 pm

      i’m not a huge trail mix person only because I can not stop at one serving… how can anyone, so crunchy and sweet!

    11. Heidi kokborg
      October 1, 2012 AT 2:54 pm

      Oh my! It looks so good! I have to try it 🙂

    12. Carli
      October 1, 2012 AT 12:00 pm

      I can’t remember the last time I had trail mix. Fifth grade girl scouts, maybe. I think I need to start eating it because I like crunchy snacks and need to stear clear of the chips. I try not to do added sugar though. Will it taste okay without it?

    13. Evan Thomas
      October 1, 2012 AT 11:48 am

      Wow, this sounds fantastic!

    14. Rachel
      October 1, 2012 AT 10:35 am

      Yum! This looks great! I love pumpkin seeds 😀

    15. Megan @ Fiterature
      October 1, 2012 AT 9:47 am

      YUM! I love trail mix, but have never baked it myself. I always just throw dry ingredients together – this sounds delicious!

      I am heading to Chicago via Amtrak for the marathon this weekend, and this recipe sounds like the perfect train ride food!!

    16. Danielle
      October 1, 2012 AT 9:45 am

      I’m trying a variation of this tonight – pear puree, dried cherries, and some golden flax seed. Cannot wait! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

    17. Avery @ YoungAspirations
      October 1, 2012 AT 8:51 am

      I’ve been looking for a good trail mix recipe! Pinning it! 🙂

    18. Gabby @ Gabby’s Gluten-Free
      October 1, 2012 AT 8:26 am

      This sounds so good! I’m not a huge trail mix person but when we have it, I go through it so quickly – its just so addicting.

    19. Lauren
      October 1, 2012 AT 8:03 am

      LOVE this idea! Seriously, I’m in love! 🙂

    20. Erica { EricaDHouse.com }
      October 1, 2012 AT 7:49 am

      I *love* trail mix. So much so that I refuse to have any in the house. It never ends well for me!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 1, 2012 AT 8:32 am

        I know exactly how you feel. Whenever I buy it, I have to measure it out into smaller portions to keep myself from eating the whole bag.

    21. Michelle@Peachy Palate
      October 1, 2012 AT 7:24 am

      One word…Gorgeous! Perfect recipe to kick off October!

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