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Gluten-Free Vegan Baked Cheetos

Homemade Baked Cheetos

  • Author: Cara Reed
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 60 1x



Dry Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. superfine brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c. sorghum flour
  • 1/4 c. potato starch (or use arrowroot, tapioca or corn starch–what you have)
  • 3/4 c. corn meal
  • 3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 3/4 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. vegan butter
  • 1/2 c. ice cold water (please note you will not be using all of it)

Cheezy Coating:

  • 3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast, blended to small granules
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Cut the vegan butter in with the back of a fork until crumbly in the flour mix. Add the ice water by the tablespoon just until a nice dough ball is formed.
  2. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Pipe the dough into 2″ strings on the baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. Allow to cool slightly. Repeat with the remainder of the dough.
  4. Pour 2 Tbsp. olive oil into a shallow bowl and coat each Cheetos piece. Throw into a large plastic baggie and dump the cheezy coating. Seal and shake until completely coated.
  5. Place back onto the baking sheet and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  6. Enjoy.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cheeto
  • Calories: 10
  • Sodium: 20mg
  • Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Protein: 0.5g