PUMPKIN SPICE TRAIL MIX NUT BUTTER

Okay, fine. I know what you’re thinking. I do. You’re wondering how in the world I turned trail mix into nut butter. I mean, trail mix has dried fruit and sometimes chocolate candies, right?! Well, I’m not talking about that kind of trail mix. Nope. I’m talking about this kind of trail mix.

pumpkin spice trail mix nut butter

I found this blend in the bulk items section at my Kroger and I knew I needed it. Because, I mean, who doesn’t love almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, filberts, and pecans? Exactly. We ALL love them. (Except, of course, those of you who are allergic to tree nuts. Sorry about that. That’s a real bummer. No trail mix nut butter for you, okay? Your health is more important <3)

Anyhooo…..did y’all realize it’s October already? When the heck did THAT happen?! I mean, wasn’t it just like May or something? Where has the time gone??? But, you know what October brings, right? The Great Pumpkin!

Pumpkin spice trail mix nut butter

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Aaaannnnddd, all other things pumpkin, too! Whoop!

Okay, personally, I don’t go crazy over the whole pumpkin spice latte thing but I do love me some pumpkin bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin oats, pumpkin cake, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin brownies……

Pumpkin spice trail mix nut butter

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So, it totally made sense to me to boost up this nut butter with some warm and homey pumpkin spices! Ah, I can smell the spices now….cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg…mmmmmmm 🙂

pumpkin spice trail mix nut butter

Now, don’t go stressing if you’re not a huge pumpkin pie fan. This nut butter does not taste like pumpkin pie. I mean, it’s totally missing the crust and there’s no evaporated milk and that would just be nuts. *wink wink*

Fine. Yes, that was a lame pun. I just couldn’t help it. lol

Moving on…

If you have 10 minutes and a food processor, you have enough time to make this. I promise it’ll be worth it. The hardest part is deciding the first thing you want to put it on!!!

pumpkin spice trail mix nut butter

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PUMPKIN SPICE TRAIL MIX NUT BUTTER
Lightly spiced with quintessential Fall flavors (hello, pumpkin!), this trail mix nut butter is sure to become your new favorite. Spread it on everything or eat it straight from the jar!
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Snacks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Spread nuts on baking sheet and roast for 12-16 minutes, stirring (or shaking pan) after 8 minutes and checking after 12 to ensure the nuts don't burn. Remove from oven, let cool.
  3. Place nuts in high powered food processor and start on high. Go somewhere else for at least 8 minutes, maybe 10. Mine took 8 minutes to get to a beautiful smooth consistency.
  4. Stop food processor and add pumpkin pie spice and salt. Process on high for another 2 minutes or until spices are blended in.
  5. Pour into your preferred container. (seriously, pour. and scrape. there will not likely be scooping.) Store in refrigerator for best results. Unless you eat the whole jar right away. And then, go you! <3
Recipe Notes

*If you're not a pumpkin spice fan, leave it out. This is perfectly delicious both without and with salt. I mean, taste it before you add the spice. Decide then.

*Don't want to roast the nuts? Don't.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Chocolaterunsjudy | 4th Oct 17

    Oh, that sounds so yummy! Most of the time I buy nut butter, but once in a while I do enjoy making some (I just hate my huge food processor, is all).

    • Jennifer
      Jennifer | 4th Oct 17

      I hear ya! My food processor is HUGE. Such a chore sometimes to drag it out because there are just so many pieces to clean. I also mostly buy nut butter but sometimes, I get the hankering to make my own and ta-da, new recipe! lol

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