Breakfast Chex Mix

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When I was a little girl, our sweet 80 year old next door neighbor, Mrs. Wolf, used to invite me over to her house all the time. I would frequently spend hours talking with her, playing with her dog, Mugsie, and eating the yummy snacks she would serve me. My favorite thing she made was her savory Chex mix. She would bake huge cookie tins full of it and send me home with pounds of it to munch on all week.

Some mornings Kenya isn't ready to eat breakfast by the time we need to leave for his gymnastics or music class, so I always have to have a go-to snack on hand that is easy for me to grab on a moment's notice and even easier for Kenya to eat while in his car seat. And, of course, it's got to be healthy. So, I decided to revisit my childhood and make a breakfast style Chex mix. This recipe is a great way for him to get carbohydrates, protein, fruit and fiber all in one snack before he heads out for a busy morning of play.

I can imagine Mrs. Wolf would be happy to know she inspired me to send off Kenya as happy well-fed as she used to send me.

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Breakfast Chex Mix (Makes 22 1/2 Cup Servings)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 30 mins

egg free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Wheat Chex
  • 2 Cups Rice Chex
  • 2 Cups Bran Chex
  • 2 Cups O’s cereal
  • 1 Cup slivered almonds
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 Cup honey
  • 2 Cup dried bananas, blueberries, cherries, raisins

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

2. Place all the cereals and nuts in a large bowl. Toss to combine.

3. Place the butter in a 13 x 9 inch pan and melt in the oven.

4. Once the butter has melted, add the honey to the butter and whisk together.

5. Pour the cereals into the butter/honey mixture and stir to combine.

6. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.

7. Remove from the oven and let cool.

8. Add the dried fruit to the cereal mixture and toss to combine.

9. Serve

* Store in a sealed container

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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9 comments

  • Susan

    Great idea! I subbed agave nectar for the honey since I was out of honey. It was fantastic. Thanks for posting.

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  • Kelli

    I made this to take as a snack on a long car ride. It didn't last the trip. Everyone loved it!

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  • Anna

    Is there anything you can suggest to use instead of almonds for little ones who still might choke on them?

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  • Anna

    I just made this, but I should have removed it from the pan before cooling. It's really stuck and the cereal is just crumbling as I try to get it out. Maybe I should have spread in on wax paper or something?

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  • Meghna Grover

    Absolutely yum! my 3 year old and 16 month old devoured it! I didn't find that the slivered almonds hindered my 16 month old at all. They actually softened up quite a bit in the baking.

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  • Tanya W

    Love love love this! I was looking for something fun to make for my son's preschool snack time, they're nut free so I used pretzel Goldfish for the 'crunchy' part and also used Kix instead of Rice Chex...a big hit. His teacher LOVED it too. Our whole family snacks on this mix. I even made it for his Valentines adding Graham Goldfish and some M&M's along with the fruit, putting the mix in favor bags with his card attached...a big hit!

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  • MamaLion

    Suggestions on substitutions for the raisins and almonds for a 12 month old that may choke on them? I was thinking of using freeze dried fruit since it is a bit crunchier and dissolves easier. Would that hold up? or is it even necessary, does the baking soften everything?

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  • JB

    Just came across this recipe, and I am excited to get the few ingredients I don't already have to make this! It would be nice to give my son something different in the mornings than just O's cereal when I don't feel up to cooking.

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