Zesty Cheerios Diet Snack

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

I was paying the big bucks for this snack from BistroMD, and they are delicious and popular, but I knew they couldn't be that hard to make. They are great for a low fat, crunchy potato chip substitute. I am sure that you can substitute any Chex flavor for the oat cereal.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 12 teaspoon cumin
  • 14 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon ground pepper (or pepper sauce)
  • 3 cups Cheerios toasted oat cereal (Reg. or Multi-grain)
  • nonstick cooking spray


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Whisk egg white until foamy. Mix in spices. Stir in Cheerios or Chex. Coat a large cookie sheet with vegetable spray, and spread mixture on it. Spray the cereal with a light coating of more vegetable spray. Place in oven and stir every 5 minutes, for a total of 15-20 minutes. Cool completely enjoy.
Most Helpful

A snack that earned 4 1/2 stars in our house, these zesty little bites are perfect for when you are craving something savory and crunchy and have had so many veggies you feel like you have grown roots. I made as written and love how low fat these are. Given we always have Cheerios in the house and my fondness of chili powder and cumin you can bet your bottom dollar these will be made again. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl April 01, 2012

these are really good , i needed another snack ,since Candace my dietician was frowning on my brach's orange slice fix sigh . so i can put this into rotation .

Dienia B. March 25, 2012

I really like the idea of this recipe. I had but only ground red chili powder and using 1 tbs of that was too much. My tongue is on fire. It is simple to make and I will make some version of this again but with a different chili spice. I'm thinking of grinding down my cheerios as a topper for something else.

King of Spices May 26, 2015

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