Enjoy Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix for a healthy and cozy fall snack for all your pumpkin spice cravings.
PUMPKIN SPICE EVERYTHING IS HERE!! You cannot deny or get away from it. Fall hasn't even "officially" arrived but hold on because once September 1st hits it is all pumpkin everything. We are totally embracing it today.
I will admit, some people take the pumpkin thing way too far. Things like
- Pumpkin spice marshmallows
- Pumpkin spice Triscuits
- Pumpkin spice Milanos
- Pumpkin spice Pringles
- Pumpkin spice Listerine mouth strips
have taken the flavor craze WAY over the top. It's comical really.
However I can totally back a classic homemade pumpkin bread with cream cheese frosting (drooling as I write this...need to make ASAP), a cup of strong black pumpkin flavored coffee (note not a PSL or a creamier-like flavor), a heaping scoop of creamy pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pie with whipped cream and of course this trail mix.
I am a complete lover of the pumpkin desserts. Soft melt in your mouth pumpkin cookies on a crisp fall day enjoyed after a warm bowl of chili....you can't get much cozier!
Go get your fuzzy blanket and all the snuggly things because that is what I love about pumpkin and the start of fall.
I wanted to give a healthy spin on the pumpkin this year. Justin and I haven't been able to get enough Greek yogurt parfaits with fresh fruit and granola on top recently. I thought that this trail mix would be a perfect complement to our latest obsession and boy was I right!
Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix includes all of our favorite nuts but you can sub for whatever you like.
The add-ins in this recipe are super flexible and you can incorporate any nuts or seeds you want!
- Cashews (MY FAV)
Just a cup of each, tossed in a pumpkin spiced glaze and roasted in the oven until toasty and brown.
Just warning you, your house will smell like grandmas house on Thanksgiving! It is quite heavenly if I do say so myself.
Let cool and then toss together with plump dried cranberries and chunks of dark chocolate (for Justin ;)). You will be able to eat on this for a while.
PRO TIP: I froze half of our batch and stored the other in a mason jar.
Enjoy this like us in your yogurt parfaits, on top of a warm bowl of oats or as a snack on the go. It is simple, versatile, and a healthy pumpkin spice treat for our almost but not so quite falls days around here in KY.
Let me know what your most favorite pumpkin spice treats are below! And be sure to check out the rest of our pumpkin recipes!
- Soft Pumpkin Scones with a Maple Drizzle
- Pumpkin Cookie with Brown Butter Glaze
- Pumpkin Bars