This Pumpkin Spice Trail Mix is rich in the flavours of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. You have the option of using pumpkin pie filling to add that dimension of autumn flavours. Play around with different dried fruits, looking for an organic and unadulterated one. Add it to your oatmeal breakfast and enjoy the autumn pleasures.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit / 95 degrees Celsius
Mix the ground flaxseeds and water in a bowl and set aside.
Combine the nuts and seeds in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground flaxseed and water mixture and stir well to combine.
If you are using pumpkin pie filling add it now, and stir well to combine.
Next mix the pumpkin pie spice mix (see recipe below) and salt in a bowl. Add to the nuts and seed mix and stir well.
Place mixture on a lined baking dish and bake in the oven for 60 minutes.
Once it is ready, wait until it is cooled before storing. Add the raisins. Store in a glass container in the refrigerator away from heat and light.
Pumpkin Spice Mix
Mix all spices together. This recipe makes five 1 tbsp servings. Store extra spice mix in a sealed glass container away from sunlight and heat.
How to serve it: Serve it on top of your favourite oatmeal, on top of a baked squash salad, or on top of your morning smoothie bowl. Simplify it: If you don’t have all the ingredients for the pumpkin pie spice mix, use 1 tbsp of ground cinnamon instead. Make it lower sodium: Use only ½ tsp of sodium. Add a little sweetness: Add 1 tbsp of organic cane sugar with the spices.
*Making your own pumpkin pie spice mix is so simple and so versatile. Use it here to flavour your healthy Pumpkin Spiced Trail Mix, or try adding it to cookies, loaves, oatmeal, lattes or in this kefir smoothie, replacing the berries with banana. This recipe makes five 1 tbsp servings. Store leftovers in a glass air-tight container to use as needed.