Happy Monday morning to you friends. Hope you had a really lovely weekend. We spent ours up at my in-laws cabin, where the weather is about 20 degrees cooler. Such a nice retreat, but a little hard to come back down to the valley where the highs are forecasted at 111 degrees for the next two weeks!
While we were away we packed in as much fun as we could – we rode around the forest in the Ranger, went kayaking at the lake, hiked a trail, and hid our first Geocache. Now that the boys are getting older, we are finding that so many adventures are easy to pull off, and we’re loving the stage we’re at right now.
I made this Healthier Coconut Almond Chex mix a few times last week, and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you. I remember making a similar sweet/salty coconut chex mix a few years ago that I LOVED, but I never made it again because it was LOADED with butter and corn syrup. If I would have been able to eat just one serving at a time, it would have been no big deal, but it was so addicting I finished off the pan waaaaay too quickly.
But no worries, because I found a way to make a similar snack mix just as yummy with healthier ingredients – coconut oil, honey, oats, unsweetened coconut, almonds… nothing to be ashamed of here! Of course, one still need to exercise a little self control so that one doesn’t eat the whole batch in one day (pointing finger at self). For the cereals, I used Honey Nut Chex and Multigrain Cheerios, but feel free to change it up with what you love. You could also substitute the almonds for peanuts, cashews, pecans, or whatever you have on hand.
I love this snack mix for summer because it’s quick to make and easy to pack up and take on the go. You can eat it by the handful, use it like a granola to top a bowl of fruit and yogurt, or even sprinkle over vanilla ice cream. Hope you get the chance to try it!
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Healthier Coconut Almond Chex Mix
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- Category: Snacks
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
The perfect sweet and salty combo made healthier with coconut oil, honey, oats and almonds!
- 1 cup Honey Nut Chex cereal
- 2 cups Multigrain Cheerios
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 cup raw unsalted almonds, chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper (or spray with nonstick spray).
- In a large bowl, combine cereals, oats, coconut, almonds, and salt. Set aside.
- In small pot, melt coconut oil and honey together over medium heat. Turn off heat and add almond extract.
- Pour the honey mixture over the cereal mixture and stir until well coated.
- Pour onto the baking sheet and spread it out in an even layer.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, stirring once halfway through. Cool completely on the baking sheet and then break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Tip: Use the same measuring cup for the coconut oil and the honey, and your honey will slide right out!
- Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories: 256
- Sugar: 15g
- Sodium: 134mg
- Fat: 16g
- Saturated Fat: 8.4g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6.4g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 27g
- Fiber: 3.7g
- Protein: 4.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: healthier coconut almond chex mix, coconut almond chex mix, chex mix, made healthier
Kelley @ Chef Savvy says
This chex mix looks amazing and super addicting!
Very true Kelley – it’s that kind of snack you want to share with everyone just so won’t feel guilty after eating it all!
This Chek mix look so crunchy and tasty. When I prepared it I can’t wait to taste it. After finishing it’s taste made me more hungry. Thanks for sharing.
You’re very welcome! Glad you enjoyed.
Linda D. says
This recipe is awesome! Taste is wonderful. I went grocery shopping by memory and ended up getting Rice Chex to go in instead of the other Cheerios cereals. What was I thinking? However, used what I bought and the honey/coconut oil glaze is the key! What a great way to use up my honey that was starting to sugar up. Thanks for the recipe.
I’m very good at making lists for the grocery store and then leaving them at home on the counter. I’m so glad you enjoyed Linda!
Just made it. It was wonderful big hit with the family. What is a serving size and how many in this recipe?
I’m glad everyone enjoyed! And sorry, I’m not really sure on the serving size. I posted this recipe a while ago and must have forgotten to make note of that.
Mine has come out sticky. How can I crisp it up?
Hi Lisa, I think it will be a bit sticky, but maybe if you gave it another stir on the baking sheet and cooked it a few more minutes it would harden more. Hope you enjoy!
Haven’t made this yet but plan to. How far in advance could I make it? Can I store in plastic storage bags?
Thanks, looking forward to trying this.
Depending on the humidity where you live, it can start to loose it’s crunch after a couple day. Plastic storage bags are a good way to store it. Hope you enjoy!
I love using coconut in all forms. This looks fabulous. Do you have serving size and nutritional info?
I’m definitely going to give it a try! Thanks from a fellow geocacher 🙂