Snacks. When you’re gluten free, snacking can sometimes feels pretty mundane, eating the same old snack, day in, day out. I get into ruts when snacking so I play around in the kitchen, especially when I have some GF bread that’s gone stale. Too expensive to throw away. Too dry to eat. So recipes like this happens when I find myself in that situation. This recipe uses tomato paste, a bunch of seasonings, and has some sweet and smoky flavors to it. It also uses jerky – you can use any flavor jerky in this mix – or omit the jerky all together if jerky is not your thing. Just make sure to cut it up into small pieces.
Gluten Free Smoky BBQ Snack Mix with Jerky
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- 2 Cups Gluten Free Bread Cubes
- 1/2 Cup Nuts (Cashews, Pecans, etc.)
- 1/2 Cup Seeds (Pumpkin, Sunflower, etc.)
- 1/2 Cup Jerky (Make sure it's GF)
- 1 Tablespoon Oil
- 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Celery Seed
- 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 1 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
- Toast the bread cubes in the oven until dry but not browned (just a few minutes is all it takes).
- Cut the jerky into small pieces.
- In a small bowl, combine jerky, oil, tomato paste, seasonings, honey, vinegar and mustard. Mix well until well combined.
- Pour the bread cubes into the sauce and toss until well coated, then add the nuts and seeds, and toss well again.
- Spread this mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring the mix every 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container and use up un a couple of days.
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