Make Your Own Autumn Trail Mix
Hi there! I have been making an autumn trail mix for probably 15 years—every single autumn it’s a thing I love to do! This year, I shared it on Instagram and got approximately 1,000 messages (haha—I am serious though, it was a lot) asking me to repost the “recipe.” If I’ve learned ANYTHING in my 12 years of blogging it’s that the things you expect to catch on hardly do, and the things you don’t expect can become a big deal.
Well, I didn’t expect a huge amount of interest in my homemade trail mix, but here I am making an “official” blog post. Gotta give the people what they want—haha!
Seriously, though, this is SO fun and super simple! There are a couple elements here that are tastier if you bake them (I will note below), but it can also be as simple as just buying a bunch of elements and mixing them up in a big jar together!
Cheez-Its (They are even better if you toss them in a bit of melted butter then bake them until they are golden brown!)
Pumpkin Seeds (again, much tastier if you bake them yourself, but store bought works too)
Nuts (any kind you like—I love macadamia nuts)
*Anything else you love in a snack mix. I usually add sesame sticks but didn’t have any the day we took these photos. You can also add dried fruit like banana chips. Customize it with things you love!
Then just mix it together in a large bowl and store in a large jar for sharing!
I pack a little bit of this mix in my daughter’s lunch almost every day. I hope this sparks a fun new tradition for you as well!!
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.