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Spicy Cereal Trail Mix / Oil Free Snack in 5 mins / Spicy Cereal Mixture

South Indian style, Quick, Easy, Vegan, Healthy Savoury snack suitable for Storage, travel, road trip, lunch box and festivals.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

PrepTime:1 mins  CookTime:5 mins   Cuisine:Indian

I always loved the spicy puffed rice mix, my Mom used to make during festivals. And the tiny cheese bites were the real attraction for us when we were kids.

Keeping that in mind, this is a recipe that I made up, by my own with the ingredients I had at that time and giving a simple seasoning to them. But trust me, the outcome was damn good.

Few people, prefer to deep fry all the ingredients (instead of pan fry) , which I avoided. Even then the outcome is no less than exceptional! You can make this within 5 mins but store it for up to a month.

Do you like the tiny weeny size cheese bites?? I just love them… I happened to find them in an Indian store, and for the sake of them, I made this munching snack.

My kids, including my little son, loved it so much, that they had it for after school snack every single day, until the tin was empty. 🙂 

I made 2 batches, one with less spice (for kids) and the other with bit more spice . 

Possible alterations, you could make in this recipe, ‘Spicy Cereal Trail Mix’:

In case you do not have the cheese bites, you can replace them with plain crisps / potato crisps.

As I said many times, Curry Leaves definitely add a unique taste & flavour to the entire dish. But, you might eliminate it if you haven’t got them.

Melted Ghee / Butter , which I gave as an optional ingredient, can be added at the end, only to give lovely aroma & wetness.

Health Benefits of this recipe, ‘Spicy Cereal Trail Mix’:

The main benefit of this recipe, is its OIL / FAT FREE. I did not use any oil.

Wheat Bran / Bran flakes, are rich in edible fibre and are low in salt, sugar & fat.

Corn flakes, are rich in Vitamin B, Folic acid.

To Conclude, this is a high in fibre, gluten free, oil-free, protein filled snack. So, be assured and make this for your family!!

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips  mentioned at the end.

My other Snack / Starter recipes here⇒ Starters / Snacks

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  • Wheat Bran Flakes (unsweetened) – 1 cup
  • Corn Flakes (unsweetened) – 1 cup
  • Murmura / Puffed Rice / Rice Crispies – 1 cup
  • Peanuts / Ground Nuts – ½ cup
  • Rasins / Kishmish – ½ cup
  • Sev – ½ cup
  • Curry Leaves – a handful (optional)

Ingredients for Seasoning:

  • Cheese Biscuits / Crushed Crips – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 2 teaspoons
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Red Chilli Powder / Paprika – 1½ teaspoons / as per taste 
  • Chat Masala – ½ teaspoon
  • Ghee / Melted Butter – 1 teaspoon (optional)

Special Ingredients:

  • Cheese Biscuits

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Spicy cereal trail mix’:

In an wide and heavy bottomed pan, add all these ingredients >> Corn Flakes, Bran Flakes, Peanuts, Raisins, Murmura, Sev. Put the pan on stove top under medium flame. By stirring continuously, let them toast for 5-6 mins, until the peanuts start popping up.
Then, switch the flame off and add all the ‘Ingredients for Seasoning’. Give a gentle mix.
Again give a toss (or) mix up everything thoroughly throughout the pan. Let the pan cool down completely.
Take the mixture into an air tight container, close the lid and swiftly shake thoroughly such that all the seasoning are well coated to the other ingredients.


  • Adjust the salt & spice as per your taste.
  • Keep stirring continuously, once you switched the flame on.
  • Instead of SEV you can even add Crushed Crisps / Potato crisps.
  • Store this, spicy cereal trail mix in an air-tight container, in a cool, dry place.
  • Before every serve, gently toss the mix, so that the seasoning doesn’t stay beneath the tin.


  • Needless to say, this Spicy cereal trail mix, is fully loaded with goodness, you will have that feeling of ‘No Guilt’.
  • I can guarantee you that no body can be satisfied with having just one serving! 🙂 

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