Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

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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.

White bowl full of pumpkin spice trail mix made with granola, fruit and nuts. A small wooden spoon is beside the bowl.

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.

Bowl with a small wooden spoon full of pumpkin spice nutty and fruity trail mix.

Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix Ingredients

  • nuts – I used a mix of raw whole almonds, raw pecans, raw walnut halves but you can use whatever you have on hand. Cashews would be delicious!
  • rolled oats – make sure you grab gluten-free oats if necessary! I like Bob’s Red Mill brand.
  • raw pepitas – also known as pumpkin seeds! Adding to your trail mix boosts the plant-based protein and is on theme with our pumpkin flavored trail mix!
  • coconut sugar – a natural sweetener. You can also use 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 make your own pumpkin puree!
  • all natural apple juice or apple cider – try to get all natural, as it will have less added sugars! I like to pick up apple cider from the farmers market! Also note that I do mean regular apple cider and not apple cider vinegar!
  • dried cranberries and raisins – dried fruit adds such a nice texture to trail mix!
White bowl full of pumpkin spice trail mix made with granola, fruit and nuts. A small wooden spoon is beside the bowl.

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 or cider. 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.

Bowl of pumpkin spice trail mix mixture.

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!

Spiced seeds, nuts and oats on a baking sheet.

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! I bet cashews would be delicious!
  • Seeds – Same as the nuts, you can definitely swap out the pumpkin seeds for a different nut or seed of your choice. Try sunflower seeds for a similar size.
  • Dried fruit – Same here! Use any dried fruit you’d like, just make sure you keep the ratios the same. Goji berries would make a great substitute.
Spiced seeds, nuts and oats on a baking sheet.

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!

Cute ghost treat bag filled with pumpkin spice trail mix and tied with a bow.

Want More Trail Mix Recipes? Try These

Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix

5 from 3 votes
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.
Spiced seeds, nuts and oats on a baking sheet.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw whole almonds
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup raw pecan halves
  • 1 cup raw pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds)
  • 1 cup raw walnut halves
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin or homemade pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tablespoons all natural apple juice or apple cider
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup raisins

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Place almonds, oats, pecans, pepitas and walnuts in large bowl.
    Bowl of pumpkin spice trail mix mixture.
  • 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.
    Spiced seeds, nuts and oats on a baking sheet.
  • 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.

Notes

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! I bet cashews would be delicious!
Seeds – Same as the nuts, you can definitely swap out the pumpkin seeds for a different nut or seed of your choice. Try sunflower seeds for a similar size.
Dried fruit – Same here! Use any dried fruit you’d like, just make sure you keep the ratios the same. Goji berries would make a great substitute.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup Calories: 163kcal Carbohydrates: 14g Protein: 4g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g Sodium: 14mg Fiber: 3g Sugar: 7g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pumpkin trail mix

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

      5 stars
      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?

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