This Coconut Oil Chex Mix is easy and packed with flavor. A couple changes takes this classic snack mix and turns it gluten free, dairy free, and vegan. You will love it!
Chex Mix is such a popular snack food! Whether you make it yourself or buy it from the store- chances are you've had it at some point in your life. Homemade if definitely my favorite though and this coconut oil one is the best! I love taking popular recipes and swapping out ingredients to make it healthier.
In our house we follow a paleo lifestyle, but since this is gluten free and dairy free, we do okay with it. It's not an everyday thing, but it works for us!
One important part of this recipe is to stir it every 15 minutes. This ensures all the pieces get cooked evenly and there are no burned Chex. I know there are recipes that call for the microwave and can be made in under 10 minutes, but I don’t think they are even close as good as the traditional oven method. This is how I have always done it and the results are always great. And an added bonus- your house will smell amazing while it’s cooking. It’s one of the best parts in my opinion.
The original calls for Worcestershire sauce, but I decided I wanted to use Coconut Aminos. I always have a bottle on hand and love the flavor it adds to everything. If you're not familiar with coconut aminos, it is a savory sauce that is slightly sweeter and less salty than soy sauce. You can find it at any health food store by the soy sauce or on Thrive Market (<--the best price). It works so great in this recipe- it balances perfect with the season salt and garlic and onion. It is so delicious! Also, using coconut oil and coconut aminos is what keeps it vegan.
If you like the original chex mix, then you will love this version! Crunchy, salty, and irresistible!
A delicious gluten free, dairy free snack that everyone will enjoy!
Coconut Oil Chex Mix
- 9 cups rice Chex cereal
- 2 cups gluten free pretzel twists
- 2 cups mixed nuts
- ½ cup melted coconut oil
- ¼ cup coconut aminos
- 1 tablespoon season salt
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- In a large bowl, combine chex, pretzels, and nuts. Mix and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 250° and line a sheet tray with parchment paper.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, coconut aminos, season salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Pour over the chex mixture and toss until evenly coated. A spatula works great for that.
- Dump on the sheet tray and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Let cool then store in airtight container.