Gluten-free trail mix is the perfect treat if you plan to travel or take a hike somewhere! This gluten-free trail mix has the easiest, energizing honey glaze on top to really make this a healthy snack.
I shared this on instagram a few weeks and had some requests for the recipe, so I decided to share it with you today!
My husband and I recently took a little weekend trip to the Texas mountains. Since we had a long hike to our destination, I wanted to pack a great snack for us. Trail mix is the ultimate hiking food in my opinion. It has all the carbs, healthy fats, and protein needed for long walks up hills.
Since many of my readers are gluten-free and I limit gluten too, I decided to create a gluten-free trail mix that is much healthier than store bought versions.
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- 2 cups gluten-free rice chex mix**
- 2 cups gluten-free pretzels
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts
- 1 cup dehydrated fruit, your favorite
- 1/2 cup raw honey
- 1/8 cup coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine the chex mix, pretzels, nuts, and fruit.
- In a saucepan (or small bowl), add the honey and coconut oil. Heat over low heat until thin consistency. Or use the small bowl and gently heat in microwave. This allows for better pouring.
- Pour the honey glaze over the cereal mixture and coat all the pieces.
- Spread out on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
- Bake for about 10-15 minutes until the honey is bubbly and almost dried.
- Let it sit out for a few hours until it's completely dry.
- Store in an air-tight container. Lasts for 5-7 days!
- You can use any gluten-free cereal, we like to use honey chex.
- Dried fruit can also be used, just make sure it is in smaller pieces.
Chemist Tips for Gluten-Free Trail Mix
Coconut oil is the perfect source of healthy fats. Scientifically, it energizes and it is so good for you. I always buy refined coconut oil since my husband isn’t a fan of the coconut flavor. Refined coconut oil has no scent or flavor. If you love coconut flavor, you can buy unrefined too.
Some readers may be on a diets that don’t include honey, so you can try using pure maple syrup. It is also good!
Other fun additions? Try popcorn! I have added in this homemade kettle corn and it is the best!