You’ll never need another edible holiday gift recipe again because people will be begging you to make these Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts and Seeds year after year!

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I drove down the street yesterday enjoying the 70 degree Los Angeles weather and couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the Christmas tree stand being set up for the next few weeks. Is it really time to start holiday shopping already!? 

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Finding the perfect edible holiday gift for teachers, friends, neighbors and others can be challenging when you’re trying to make something in bulk that’s super easy. Can I tell you how obsessed I am with this recipe!? From the second I started making these and giving them to friends (even friends of the kids) as gifts people were asking me to make them again.

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been making batch after batch of these Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts and Seeds. I keep jars of them in my purse and car to enjoy on the go or to serve in little dishes when we have friends over.

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They have a toasty maple flavor with a hint of pumpkin pie spice from the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and allspice. You can make them with a combination of almond, cashews, walnuts, macadamia nuts or whatever other nuts you have on hand or use pumpkin or sunflower seeds for a friend who prefers a nut-free version. I sent Kenya, Chloe and Gemma to school with mason jars filled for their teachers which make great gifts as you can re-use the jar over and over again.

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The best part is that these Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts and Seeds only take minutes to whip up making them a fantastic gift for someone special during the holidays. You can also prepare them ahead of time so you can have a few jars to bring to holiday parties when you need something quick. Just add a tag and bow to the top and you’ve got an addictive festive treat!

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Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts and Seeds

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Servings: 1/4 cup
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 4 cups mixed nuts or seeds
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Place the nuts on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven, drizzle with the maple syrup, and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle the nuts with the pumpkin pie spice and salt, and toss to coat.
  • Place the nuts back in the oven and roast another 10 minutes.
  • Allow the nuts to cool completely and then transfer to mason jars.
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. I use raw nuts and seeds. I have done a mix of hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds! Anything you love will work great!

  2. Hi, I keep clicking on the video title and nothing comes up. Any suggestions how to access your video? Thanks!

  3. Next time i will try roasting mine for a few less minutes. Some of the nuts came out almost burnt.

  4. I tried this today and followed the recipe exactly. I used raw walnuts and organic maple syrup. Everything was burned and I had to open the door when I pulled them out of the oven. So disappointed.

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