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Pumpkin Seed Trail Mix

by 11 September 23, 2015

Stop throwing pumpkin seeds away and use them for this pumpkin seed trail mix instead!  Fall is upon us, which means pumpkin season is upon us. Pumpkin flavored everything and pumpkins are everywhere! When you start to use real pumpkin for cooking or carve a pumpkin, you find that pumpkins are filled, FILLED with delicious pumpkin seeds. A lot of people just throw these out, but I bet most people would actually keep them if they knew all of the different ways you could eat the seeds.pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola One way to use the pumpkin seeds is to roast them alone with various seasonings. So easy and so delicious!  This year instead of roasting mine alone, I wanted to make a pumpkin seed trail mix that included my own granola. Doing this was so much easier than I thought. Essentially, like roasting, you just put all of your ingredients and seasoning in a pan and BOOM deliciousness for days. HEALTH BONUS: For those of you trying to eat healthier, I made this mix with magnesium in mind. I've been having a lot of charley horses in pregnancy, and I read that this can be caused by a lack of magnesium. Upon reading further about magnesium, turns out it's one of the core vitamins MOST Americans don't consume enough of. Pumpkin seeds, almonds, bananas, and dark chocolate are great sources of magnesium, so this mix isn't just about being delicious but also about taking care of your bones, nerves, tissues and heart. Magnesium helps all of the above! Plus, coconut oil is stellar for your immune system; so basically this mix is the holy grail of healthy and yummy combined.

PUMPKIN SEED TRAIL MIX

Ingredients For Granola: 4 cups of oats 2 cups of pumpkin seeds 1 cup of almonds 1 cup of cranberries 1/2 cup of honey 1/4 a cup coconut oil 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon To Add for Trail Mix: 1 cup of dried bananas 1 cup of dark chocolate chips pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola Directions  First, you're going to prepare the granola mixture. In a large bowl, combine the oats, seeds, almonds, cranberries, honey, coconut oil, vanilla and 1 tablespoon of cinnamon.pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola Stirrrrrrrrr!! Combine all of those delicious ingredients together. Make sure everything is getting covered with the flavor of the honey, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Once combined, spread out onto a flat baking sheet. Cook for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola After the granola is done cooking, let it cool. Then, pour the granola in a large air-tight container. Now you will put the bananas, chocolate chips, and the remaining cinnamon in there. Seal the container and shake, shake, shake it up!pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola pumpkin seed, pumpkin trail mix, fall trail mix, magnesium, trail mix, autumn, healthy snacks, homemade granola, granola Now you're ready to indulge in the perfect fall trail mix. I really LUVV this mixture, and it makes me so happy to know that there are actually a ton of health benefits from it. This would make a great gift for friends too! Who doesn't love a good trail mix? Happy Eats My Sweets, melinda-sig



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