Super Easy Gluten-Free Coating Mix Recipe

Welcome to my latest recipe article where I’ll be showing you how to make a delicious, gluten-free shake ‘n bake coating mix for chicken and pork chops. If you’re looking for a healthy gluten-free baked option that’s easy to prepare, this recipe is for you!

Shake ‘n bake coating mix is a quick way to get extra crispy chicken without the mess of frying. The beauty of homemade shake ‘n bake is that you know exactly what goes into it, and with this gluten-free version, you can enjoy your favorite chicken recipe without any worries.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and low-carb making it suitable for those following a paleo-friendly diet. Plus, by using almond flour instead of wheat flour, it’s perfect for anyone who wants to avoid gluten or limit their intake of carbs.

The ingredients are simple and easy to find at any grocery store, and the best part is that this recipe can be easily customized to suit your preferences. Whether you’re looking for a spicy kick or a mild flavor, these ingredients can be adjusted to match your desired taste.

So let’s get started on this simple oven fried recipe that will have your taste buds singing! Thank you for joining me in creating a healthy, delicious meal that everyone can enjoy.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Shake 'n Bake Coating Mix
Gluten Free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix

Are you tired of settling for bland gluten-free or low carb meal options? This recipe is the ultimate solution for those who want their food to be both delicious and healthy. Introducing the Gluten Free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix Recipe – a healthier, homemade version of the classic Shake ‘n Bake mix.

Not only is this recipe gluten-free, but it’s also dairy-free and Paleo-friendly. Say goodbye to heavily processed ingredients in store-bought Shake ‘n Bake mixes and hello to freshly made, natural seasonings.

This homemade blend has all the flavors you know and love like salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika but with added ingredients like sesame seeds and dried parsley for extra depth of flavor. And with versatile substitutions like using almond flour in place of wheat flour, this recipe can be easily customized to fit your dietary restrictions.

Using this recipe is as simple as coating your protein of choice in the mix and baking it in the oven. Perfect for busy weeknight meals or last-minute dinner parties without sacrificing taste or nutrition.

With its crunchy texture and bold flavors, this Gluten-Free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix Recipe is sure to impress even the most picky eaters. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you for trying out this easy-to-prepare recipe.

Ingredient List

 Get ready to shake things up with this gluten-free coating mix!
Get ready to shake things up with this gluten-free coating mix!

Let’s dive into the ingredients we’ll be using for our Gluten-Free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix recipe. This easy-to-make and flavorful coating mix is perfect for baked chicken, pork chops, and even vegetables, making it a versatile addition to your recipe repertoire.

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten-free bread crumbs: You can make your own by grinding gluten-free bread in a food processor or buy pre-made ones.
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oil: Use any type of oil you have on hand, such as olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil.

Note: Make sure all the ingredients are Gluten-free to avoid cross-contamination.

The Recipe How-To

 Bypass the store-bought versions and make your own gluten-free Shake 'n Bake.
Bypass the store-bought versions and make your own gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake.

Let’s get cooking! This recipe is super easy to make and takes very little time to prepare. Here’s how you can create your own gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix.


  • 1 1/2 cups (125 ml) gluten-free bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) sesame seeds


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients above and mix well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a resealable bag.
  4. Add your chicken, pork chops or other meats to the bag, one piece at a time. Seal the bag tightly and shake it until the meat is coated evenly.
  5. Once coated, place each piece on your prepared pan.
  6. Bake your meat for around 20 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).

And there you have it – delicious, juicy and gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake chicken or pork chops.

Don’t be afraid to experiment with different meats or flavors by adding new spices or changing up the herbs. This recipe is super versatile and works great on anything from chicken drumsticks to baked chicken legs, extra crispy chicken breast, pork chops or even vegan options such as almond flour-coated vegetables.

Enjoy your homemade Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix!

Substitutions and Variations

 Perfect for those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity.
Perfect for those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity.

Looking for some variations or substitutions to make this gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix Recipe even more interesting? Look no further! Here are a few simple ideas:

– Paleo-friendly: To make this recipe paleo-friendly, swap the rice flour for almond flour, and replace the sesame seeds with crushed sunflower seeds. Instead of using paprika, try smoked paprika for extra depth of flavor.

– Vegan: Those who are following a vegan diet may substitute the chicken or pork chops with tofu or tempeh. Additionally, swap the sea salt for celery salt, and add in more dried parsley or a little onion powder to boost the flavor.

– Low Carb: Want to keep things low-carb? Use a mix of ground pork rinds and almond flour in place of the breadcrumbs. Keep everything else the same except for reducing the amount of salt used.

– Extra crispy: For those who love an extra crispy coating on their chicken or pork chops, consider adding 1 tablespoon of cornmeal or arrowroot powder to this Shake ‘n Bake recipe.

– Gluten-free Bread Crumbs: Some people may prefer using bread crumbs instead of flour in their Shake ‘n Bake mix. To accommodate this preference, simply use gluten-free bread crumbs instead of rice flour.

These substitutions and variations provide endless options for customizing your gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix recipe to your personal preferences. Feel free to experiment and find your perfect balance of flavors and textures that work best for you.

Serving and Pairing

 Customize your coating with your favorite spices and herbs.
Customize your coating with your favorite spices and herbs.

Now that you’ve made this delicious gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake coating mix recipe, it’s time to enjoy it! This recipe is super versatile and can be served with a variety of dishes. It’s perfect for baked chicken recipes, including chicken breast, drumsticks, and wings.

The extra crispy coating also works well with pork chops, giving them a crispy texture that will leave your taste buds wanting more.

For a healthy and low-carb serving option, try pairing this Shake ‘n Bake mix with some oven-roasted veggies like zucchini, broccoli or cauliflower. The best part? You don’t have to feel any guilt after indulging in this healthy gluten-free treat.

Another great pairing option is to serve alongside some homemade gluten-free dinner rolls or bread for a classic meal that everyone can enjoy. For a paleo-friendly option, use almond flour instead of wheat flour while preparing the bread crumbs.

This free Shake ‘n Bake mix is also vegan-friendly, so you can use it on plant-based proteins like tofu or tempeh as well. Simply toss the protein of your choice in the coating mix, bake in the oven until crispy, and enjoy!

No matter how you choose to serve it up, this homemade shake ‘n bake coating mix is sure to impress your friends and family. So go ahead and get creative with your pairings and enjoy a deliciously crispy meal with an extra healthy twist!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Nobody will ever suspect this is gluten-free!
Nobody will ever suspect this is gluten-free!

Making meals ahead of time can be a real lifesaver when it comes to busy schedules. Luckily, this gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake coating mix recipe is perfect for making ahead. Once mixed, the coating can be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two weeks.

When you’re ready to use the coating mix, simply pour a small amount into a plastic bag or container and add your meat of choice. Seal the bag or container and shake until the meat is evenly coated. Then, let it sit for 5-10 minutes before baking per the recipe instructions.

After baking, any leftover chicken or pork chops can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F and place the cold meat on a baking sheet. Heat in the oven until warmed through, about 10-15 minutes.

For best results, avoid using a microwave to reheat the meat as it may make it soggy. When reheated in the oven, the gluten-free Shake ‘n Bake coating mix stays crispy and flavorful just like when it was fresh out of the oven.

With these tips, meal prep will become easier than ever with this simple yet delicious Shake ‘n Bake recipe!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A healthier alternative to traditional bread crumbs.
A healthier alternative to traditional bread crumbs.

You want your shake ‘n bake to come out perfectly every time. After all, there’s nothing worse than a coating mixture that doesn’t stick properly or doesn’t provide the crispy finish you crave. Here are some tips to ensure that every batch of gluten-free shake ‘n bake is perfect:

1. Use fresh ingredients: This recipe relies on a blend of spices to give the mix its signature flavor. Make sure that your spices, particularly garlic powder and onion powder, are fresh for maximum impact.

2. Don’t overmix: When blending the dry ingredients for your coating mixture, be careful not to overmix it. Over-mixing can cause the breading mixture to become too fine and powdery, which won’t result in the desired texture or adhesion.

3. Shake it up: Once you have coated your chicken or pork chops in the mix, place them in a sealable bag and shake it vigorously. This helps evenly distribute the coating and ensures you get the right amount of crunch in every bite.

4. Use parchment paper: When baking your chicken or pork chops, line your sheet pan with parchment paper first. This will prevent sticking and make cleanup significantly easier.

5. Don’t overcrowd: Leaving room between your pieces of chicken or pork chops while they bake is essential for ensuring they cook evenly and get crispy on all sides.

6. Get the right temperature: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) before placing your chicken or pork chops in the oven. A hot oven is key to getting that perfect crunch without drying out your meat.

By following these tips, you’ll have perfect gluten-free shake ‘n bake coating mix every time, with a crispy and flavorful finish that will make any meal feel like a special occasion.


As I assume that you’ve already prepared your gluten-free and dairy-free bake coating mix, it’s not uncommon for some doubts to arise during the process. That’s why in this section, I will try to clear out the most frequently asked questions about this recipe. So let’s settle in with FAQ to ensure perfect results for your baked chicken or pork chops coated with homemade shake ‘n bake mix.

Does Shake and Bake have a gluten free?

Looking for a hassle-free way to add some crunch and flavor to your chicken or pork dishes? Look no further than EarliDale Meats’ Shake N’Bake seasoning! This versatile seasoning mix is completely gluten-free, and is composed of rice flour, potato starch, sugar, sea salt, yeast, spices, and parsley. Simply sprinkle liberally onto your raw meat of choice, and either bake or pan fry for a perfectly seasoned coating.

How do you get shake and bake to stick?

If you’re looking to create a crispy coating on your boneless chicken or pork chops, consider using avocado oil or Canola oil for the breading. These oils not only help the breading stick, but they also enhance the crispiness of the coating.

Why isn t my shake and bake crispy?

If you’re hoping to achieve a satisfying crunch with your Shake ‘N Bake, it’s crucial to ensure your oven is preheated to 375°F. Another useful tip is to use a light coating of cooking spray on your baking sheet to prevent any sticking mishaps.

What are the ingredients in Kraft Shake and Bake?

The recipe calls for a mixture of high-quality flours, including enriched wheat flour (containing vitamins B1, B2, and folic acid) and enriched bleached wheat flour (also containing vitamin B1, B2, and folic acid). Maltodextrin is also included for texture, along with salt and canola oil for flavor.

Bottom Line

Now that you’ve got all the details on this homemade Gluten Free Shake ‘n Bake Coating Mix Recipe, it’s time to get started in the kitchen! Not only is this recipe easy to follow and quick to make, it’s also a healthy alternative to commercial versions that are full of questionable additives and preservatives.

By making your own gluten-free shake ‘n bake mix, not only will you avoid potential health risks caused by processed foods, but you’ll be treating yourself and your family to a tasty, nutritious meal.

So go ahead and give it a try! Use your newfound skills to create gluten-free chicken recipes, pork chops, chicken drumsticks or even vegan dishes. The possibilities are endless and with this delicious recipe in hand, you’re sure to impress everyone at the dinner table.

Let this recipe be a starting point on your journey towards owning your health and well-being. Get ready to enjoy flavorful dishes with wholesome ingredients that will leave everyone asking for more!

Gluten Free Shake 'n Bake Coating Mix

Gluten Free Shake 'n Bake Coating Mix Recipe

I found this recipe on a nice German website about American food. It has become my standard coating mix for meat, fish and tofu. And I use it instead of breadcrumbs in meat balls or meat loafs. According to the site I got the recipe from, you can use the mix without egg and then bake your coated foods in the oven. As I didn't try that yet, I can't guarantee it will work. The recipe called for raw sesame seeds, but I think they're nicer when toasted. Also it only says to crush the corn flakes. That's okay, too, but I find it stucks better to the meat when powdery, so I use to blend everything. And of course you can add more or other herbs or spices to your taste!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 2 cups
Calories 365.3 kcal


  • 3 cups unsweetened corn flakes
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 taespoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt (or powder)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Toast the sesame seeds in an ungreased skillet. Allow to cool.
  • Place everything in a food processor or blender and process until powdery. Depending on your liking make it more or less powdery, but don't overmix because the sesame seeds will become tahini --
  • Store in airtight container.
  • To coat, beat two eggs, toss meat, fish or tofu (or veggies) in eggs, then in coating mix. Fry.
  • Shake'n bake works very well with this.
  • Or use it in recipes calling for breadcrumbs - it adds a very nice flavor.

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Serving: 58gCalories: 365.3kcalCarbohydrates: 46.6gProtein: 9.6gFat: 18.3gSaturated Fat: 2.6gSodium: 2636.6mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 4.7g
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