I seriously loooove this recipe and I’m so excited to share it with you. I wanted to make a fall themed trail mix with delicious fall inspired ingredients like pecans, walnuts, pine nuts, and pumpkin seeds. I candied the pecans with some maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt and they are to die for. I love trail mix but I find it can get a bit boring always making the same kind. So switch up your snack routine, make this delicious trail mix, and go for a beautiful fall hike!
Making candied pecans is really easy. They’re quick to toast in the oven and quick to cool. Then once you’re done, add all of the rest of the ingredients to a jar or airtight container and shake it to mix the ingredients. If you’re like me and you love a bit of sweetness in your trail mix, you’re going to fall head over heals for this recipe.
Not to mention the fact this this fall trail mix is absolutely bursting with vitamins and minerals including b vitamins, vitamin e, magnesium, calcium, selenium, iron, zinc, and so much more. Having a trail mix like this is an amazing way to up your nutrition game because eating a variety of nuts and seeds is essential for getting these nutrients, especially on a vegan diet.
Fall Trail Mix with Candied Pecans (Vegan)
I love trail mix and I love making fun trail mix recipes like this one! I absolutely adore the candied pecans and this recipe, and you will too.
- 3/4 cup pecans
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch salt
- 3/4 cup walnut pieces
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a small baking tray with parchment. Pour the pecans onto the pan along with the maple syrup, vanilla, and salt. Mix it together to coat evenly.
Bake the pecans for 6-8 minutes on the center rack of your oven. Stir frequently and watch closely so that the pecans don’t burn! The maple will thicken significantly so keep stirring to coat the pecans evenly. As soon as they are fragrant, remove them from the oven.
Allow the pecans to cool enough so that the syrup is dry. This should only take about 5 minutes.
In the mean time, add the rest of the ingredients to a jar or airtight container. Add the pecans when they are cooled and mix everything together. Store in your pantry. Enjoy!