This is like that other cereal party mix, but we make it with lectin free fancy nuts and Loverbird cassava cereal roasted in a savory sauce, then add LFG granola.
What do you get when you cross Lovebird unsweetened cassava O’s with Lectin Free Gourmet grain-free granola? Sweet and savory holiday pub mix you can’t stop munching.
This gourmet pub mix is available for a limited time in the special edition holiday party box. If you missed it, or you ate it all and want to make more, here is the recipe.
Warning, it's not cheap to make. But once you have it, you'll be so glad because it's the best dang pub mix ON THE PLANET.
It's just the thing for holiday entertaining. Pair this addicting snack with a barrel-aged spirit or even a kiddie cocktail. Drink, munch, repeat.
My gourmet version is as easy to make as the classic “cereal” party mix, but without peanuts, gluten, and sugar.
Instead, we use all the gut-loving fancy nuts – pistachios, macadamia, pecans, and walnuts – and combine them with unsweetened cereal O's by LOVEBIRD. Add my grain-free granola, cassava pretzels, and tangy freeze-dried cranberries to hit all the taste sensations. Is your mount watering yet?
To make this, we'll need a few special ingredients. First, of course, you'll need to get Lovebird cereal. The owner Parker is on a quest to clean up breakfast. Here's a link the Lovebird site, where you can find the unsweetened cassava O's needed for this recipe.
Additionally, a word about the cassava pretzels. It's hard to find 100% compliant pretzels, but Quinn's paleo grain-free varieties are very close. The only ingredients that isn't compliant is a teeny tiny bit of sunflower oil. It's not enough to worry about in this recipe, so I'm allowing it. You can buy them at Natural Grocers or get them online here.
Holiday Pub Mix
1 Box Lovebird Unsweetened Cassava O’s
¼ Cup Raw Pistachios
¼ Cup Raw Macadamia Nuts
¼ Cup Raw Pecan Halves
¼ Cup Raw Walnut Halves
¼ Cup Melted French Butter or Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Lee & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (it's fermented)
½ tsp Seasoned Salt
½ tsp Sea Salt
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Onion Powder
½ tsp Chopped Rosemary Leaves
7 Oz Lectin Free Gourmet Granola
½ Cup Cassava Pretzels (buy Quinn's paleo pretzels here)
¼ Cup Freeze Dried Cranberries
Step 1: Mix nuts and cereal
Preheat oven to 350˚. In a large bowl ADD cereal and nuts. STIR to evenly distribute cereal and nuts.
Step 2: Make sauce
In a small bowl, WHISK together butter or olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and rosemary.
Step 3: Combine nut mixture with sauce
POUR savory mixture over cereal and nuts. STIR to coat cereal and nuts.
Step 4: Bake
DUMP onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and spread out into a single layer. BAKE for 20 until golden brown.
Step 5: Add granola, pretzels, and cranberries
When completely cooled, TRANSFER baked mixture to a large bowl. ADD granola, pretzels, and cranberries. TOSS together.
STORE in a large zipper bag. SERVE in a fancy Tiffany bowl and garnish with fresh rosemary sprig. Merry Christmas and ENJOY!