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Recipe: Gluten Free Smoky BBQ Snack Mix

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

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: About 3 1/2 Cups of snack mix

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


  1. Preheat oven to 225 degrees F.
  2. Toast the bread cubes in the oven until dry but not browned (just a few minutes is all it takes).
  3. Cut the jerky into small pieces.
  4. In a small bowl, combine jerky, oil, tomato paste, seasonings, honey, vinegar and mustard. Mix well until well combined.
  5. Pour the bread cubes into the sauce and toss until well coated, then add the nuts and seeds, and toss well again.
  6. Spread this mixture out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, stirring the mix every 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container and use up un a couple of days.


Don't have any GF bread on hand? Make some! Search this site for bread and you'll have a few options to choose from, including Fast Focaccia or even Pizza Crust!