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Pepita Trail Mix

I grew up on homemade trail mix.  Usually it consisted of peanuts, raisins, and chocolate chips and it was such a treat.  This is my grown up, sort of healthified version of trail mix.  I originally found the recipe on Food Network and changed it up a tiny bit.

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Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats

  I know it’s not fall.  But for me, pumpkin is not limited to a few months a year.  Plus, today is drizzling and cloudy and rainy so it feels like fall.  Pumpkin steel cut oats it is! Start by toasting steel cut oats in the dry pan.  I usually use medium heat and keep stirring them until they are fragrant and starting to brown.  This makes it takes richer and more nutty.