Pumpkin Spice Mixed Nuts and Seeds

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!

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!? 

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.

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.

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.

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 (makes 4 cups)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

egg free

dairy free

gluten free


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


1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

2. Place the nuts on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven for 10 minutes.

3. Remove the nuts from the oven, drizzle with the maple syrup, and toss to coat.

4. Sprinkle the nuts with the pumpkin pie spice and salt, and toss to coat.

5. Place the nuts back in the oven and roast another 10 minutes.

6. Allow the nuts to cool completely and then transfer to mason jars.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. 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.

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  • Jerilyn

    Looks good! How long do the nuts stay fresh once put in the jars? Thank you!

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    • McCord

      About 1 week!

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  • Sandy

    Looks great! Do you use salted or unsalted nuts/seeds? Any particular nuts you recommend?

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    • McCord

      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!

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  • Jerilyn

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

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    • Catherine McCord

      It looks like you are commenting on the recipe post. Here is a link to the video post: http://weelicious.com/2015/12/01/pumpkin-spiced-mixed-nuts-video/

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  • Melissa

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

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  • Georgia

    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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