Paleo Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy Free.)

by Brittany on July 31, 2013

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Like any recipe developer, I get giddy creating unique, hard to find recipes. Every day 5 days a week for the past almost 4 years now I have been in the kitchen working on something new. Its a rare treat at this point for me to come up with something I have yet to make. With every new recipe idea, I get like a little kid on christmas morning- anxiously staring into the oven, wondering if my creation is going to turn out. After having amazing success with my Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal Recipe and now these- I can promise you that the cereal fun has just begun. I’m thinking Cocoa Puffs need to happen next..

These little Cinnamon Toast Crunch bites are surreal. They are so crispy and light- they remind me almost of super thin, extra crispy graham crackers. I spent a lot of time working to simplify the recipe so that it could be as easy as possible to throw together- and I’m quite pleased with the end results. Unlike my cookie crisp recipe you won’t be piping little pieces of cereal for 30 minutes. With this cereal all you have to do is roll the dough out super thin between two sheets of parchment paper- cut the dough with a pizza cutter into squares (no need to separate the squares) and then bake for 8-9 minutes. Thats it. Easy peasy. As an added bonus this recipe is also EGG FREE!


Paleo Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal


  • 1 1/4 packed cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup Tapioca starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon baking power (I use double acting)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup + Tablespoon coconut palm sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon milk (dairy or non dairy)

Topping: 2 1/2 Tablespoon Palm Sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon (Divided)

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients until you form a dough.
  3. Divide dough into two balls. Roll out the first half as thing as possible between two sheets of parchment (18 inches wide x 12 inches tall). Just as soon as you think you can’t get the dough thinner, put some more muscle into making it thinner. ( Your dough should cover a big section of a large standard cookie sheet.) Rub half of the topping onto top of the dough.
  4. Use a pizza cutter to slide horizontal and vertical lines to create little cinnamon toast crunch squares. Each square should be able about 1/2 an inch by 1/2 and inch. (But precision really isn’t important !)
  5. Transfer the parchment paper onto a baking sheet and bake for about 8-9 minutes, until golden brown on the top. Let them cool and then break into little squares.
  6. Note: the outside may bake faster- you may want to remove the outside rows of cereal around the 7 minute mark so that they don’t get overcooked and just put the baking sheet back in the oven for the remaining time so that the cereal on the center of the tray gets cooked through as well.
  7. After removing from oven- allow the cereal to cool fully- and then carefully break apart the rows into squares. (this should be very easy to do! If your cereal doesn’t break easily into squares and its not golden brown this is a sign it need another minute in the oven.)
  8. Repeat with the second half of dough.

Recipe yields roughly 2-3 cups of cereal.



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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Marisa July 31, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Just made these and they are very addictive, yet filling. Kids LOVE them!!!


Brittany July 31, 2013 at 7:01 pm

So great to hear!!! :)


Barbara July 31, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Brittany - have you tried this recipe with other flours? I can't do tree nuts anymore . Thanks ~ b


GiGi Eats Celebrities August 1, 2013 at 4:34 am

YOU ARE AWESOME! I would love to create an amazing paleo recipe with yoU! ha ha


Diane August 1, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Hi Brittany. Have to start by saying, your creativity with your recipe creations is amazing!!!!
Your culinary genius is greatly appreciated. ;)
Now...have a question in regards to baking and cooking with flax seed and chia seed.
I have been reluctant to use either of these ingredients, other than in their raw form,
after reading that they are both unstable at high temps. It was recommended that they both
be purchased in whole form and ground only 15 minutes before using them only raw.
Cooking or baking supposedly brings out the free radicals.
Are you familiar with this info?
Is it possible to omit the flax seed in any or all of the recipes, if i chose to?
I appreciate your thoughts.


Stephanie August 4, 2013 at 10:03 pm


Thank you for the recipe! When I put all the ingredients together, they didn't stick together very well. Is it suppose to look like cookie dough? The dough fell apart easily. I put it in the refridgerator a bit so it could harden up, then I rolled the dough out. When I rolled the dough out, it still cracked. Did you use a special tapioca powder? Just curious. I still baked it, and it taste great. Just couldn't get it to look like squares.



Brittany August 5, 2013 at 1:35 am

Just add a tiny bit more milk and it should work better!


Sandra Earle August 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

I tried to print this recipe and others. I wasted lots of ink and six sheets of paper and only got the photo. Maybe it takes a techy, but I give up on printing/trying your recipes. Sorry. Sandra


Brittany August 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I'm in the process of doing a huge redesign of my site with a designer which will include a print feature.
For now you might consider just copying and pasting the recipe and instructions into a word document to print.


Deborah August 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

My family just loves this recipe! It turned mushy a little to quickly for our breakfast, but we love snacking on it dry. We also switched the topping to sea salt and they taste just like Wheat Thins! Thank you for all you do - it's been a big help for our transition to Paleo!


brianne August 12, 2013 at 4:45 am

LOVE these!!! They are so yummy!! Thank you Brittany!! Seriously, your recipes help me so much while I'm transitioning to paleo!! All the best to you, and thank you again for your creativity and your delicious recipes!!


Lior Mor August 27, 2013 at 11:49 am

will it work with a liquid sweetener? (honey/maple)


Bev August 27, 2013 at 9:08 pm

This sounds tasty. Is there something other than tapioca starch that you could use. I'm a low-carbarian and just can't bring myself to using anything that ends with the word "starch".


Jen September 8, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Just made these with my 9 year old daughter - she loved them, as did my 7 year old son:) Thanks for Paleo/Primal treats I don't feel guilty about the little kids having:)


Nancy November 2, 2013 at 3:06 am

Thanks for the recipe! Just made these and they turned out fantastic :) I was surprised by how little moisture the dough needed to come together.


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