Gluten-free ranch snack mix: This snack mix is addictive and made with healthy ingredients!

Looking for a new snack mix recipe that’s gluten-free and packed with flavor?

Then you have to try this ranch snack mix!

I’m a bit of a Chex Mix addict – it’s one of the few foods I just can’t stop eating. 

But inevitably, I overeat, spoil my dinner, and regret going back for handfuls of Chex Mix.

But with this snack mix, I’m satisfied much sooner. Why? I think it  has something to the more whole, true-to-their-source ingredients:

  • Pecans
  • Unsweetened coconut chips
  • Inca corn
  • Plantain chips
  • Sweet potato chips

It’s not exactly health food, but I think it’s a step up from Chex Mix and some other store-bought snack mix blends.

Gluten-free ranch snack mix: Zesty ranch dressing mix makes this a super flavorful snack mix!

About The Recipe: Gluten-Free Ranch Snack Mix

Filled with satiating plantain chips, Inca corn, sweet potato chips, coconut chips, and pecans – and is flavored with a buttery ranch topping.

It’s super simple to make: Simply melt the butter and add a pack of ranch seasoning mix. Gently toss with the ingredients and bake. Voila!

This ranch snack mix is gluten-free and made with plantain chips, Inca corn, and sweet potato chips.

Ingredient Swaps

I love this gluten-free snack mix blend, but you can use the buttery ranch sauce to make variations on this snack mix. Here are some ingredient swap options:

  • Sub any type of nut for the pecans (almonds, pistachios, peanuts, cashews, macadamia nuts, etc.)
  • Chex or Crispix cereal
  • Pretzels
  • Cheez-Its
  • Cheerios
  • Oyster crackers
  • Bugels
  • Bagel chips
  • Plain Sun Chips

Keep in mind, many of these ingredients contain gluten.

Other Snack Mix Recipes

First things first, if you want to make a batch of simple homemade Chex mix, by all means, go ahead! If you want to keep it gluten-free, you can use rice or corn Chex cereal.

If you’re looking to try something new, here are a few fun recipe ideas:

Roasted kidney bean and chickpea snack mix

Indian-spiced bar mix

Looking for a paleo-friendly snack mix? This paleo snack mix is very similar to this ranch snack mix recipe, but it has more traditional Chex Mix flavor. I don’t know which I like better!

Paleo snack mix! A grain-free alternative to delicious homemade Chex Mix. Click through for recipe!

Gluten-free ranch snack mix: This snack mix is addictive and made with healthy ingredients!

Gluten-Free Ranch Snack Mix

The ingredient list is adaptable. See list of substitution options, above.


  • 5-ounce bag plantain chips
  • 6-ounce bag sweet potato chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Inca corn
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened coconut chips
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1-ounce package dry ranch dressing mix


  1. Place plantain chips, sweet potato chips, Inca corn, coconut, and pecans on a baking sheet.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave. Mix in ranch dressing mix.
  3. Drizzle butter mixture over the crunchy ingredients. Gently mix to ensure ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Bake in a 300F oven for 20 minutes, stirring once.

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