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These homemade vanilla almond cereal puffs are a fun change up to your breakfast routine. Ditch the store bought sugar laden cereal boxes for a healthier, gluten free option you can make at home!

These homemade vanilla almond cereal puffs will make you twant to ditch the store bought sugar laden cereal boxes for this healthier, gluten-free option.

Growing up, we were a “normal” healthy house. Meaning, there was the occasional yodel or twinkie on the counter but school lunches were on whole wheat bread, a bologna and mayo sandwich was out of the question and fruit roll-ups were about as good as the snacks got.

Dinner was always homemade, no chicken nuggets from the freezer and vegetables with every meal.

So while friends got to eat their sugar laden cereals and pop tarts every morning it was an all out fight with my mom in the grocery store to just get anything besides the disgusting (at the time) Kashi box that took permanent residence in our pantry.

These vanilla almond cereal puffs are a fun change up to your breakfast routine.

I must’ve been about 5 but I can remember the scene like it was yesterday.

We were in the cereal aisle and I was begging, pleading with her to let me get a box of Golden Grahams.

No idea why that was the one I wanted but I was adamant. I don’t know what happened, either the stars aligned or she was just tired of fighting with me, but I won.

I happily grabbed that box off the shelf, we paid, loaded everything up into our baby blue Chevy Cavalier wagon and by some act of god, I was allowed to eat some in the car (my dad was a stickler about no eating in the car. Dirty his car or ruin his lawn and you’re as good as dead).

10 minutes later, Golden Graham engorged, I puked in the car.These vanilla almond cereal puffs are a fun change. Ditch the store bought sugar laden cereal boxes for a healthier, gluten free option you can make at home!

No idea if it was the driving, the cereal, a stomach bug or what but I never argued for fun cereals again after that and besides the occasional Lucky Charm indulgence (who can resist those marshmallows?!), I honestly have no desire to eat them.

The Golden Graham experience did me in.

I saw these homemade mocha puffs last week and thought “why the heck have I never made my own cereal?!”

1. How fun does that sound?

2. I control the ingredients

3. Therefore I can eat an entire bowl and not feel bad that I just quadrupled the suggested serving amount (who the hell eats 1/2 a cup of cereal anyway?)
These vanilla almond cereal puffs are a healthier, gluten free option you can make at home!

So I made homemade cereal puffs and besides the part where it takes like 30 minutes to roll dough into grape sized balls, they rocked.

So many possibilities.

Definitely trying a chocolate version next because is there any better way to start the day than with chocolate for breakfast? Nope.

Love this vanilla almond cereal puffs recipe?

Try these other cereal recipes: Healthy Cinnamon Crunch CerealVanilla Almond Cereal Puffs, and Warm Quinoa Cereal with Caramelized Bananas.

Vanilla Almond Cereal Puffs

Vanilla Almond Cereal Puffs

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These vanilla almond cereal puffs are a fun change up to your breakfast routine. Ditch the store bought sugar laden cereal boxes for a healthier, gluten free option you can make at home!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free baking flour (or all-purpose flour)
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it comes together into a dough.
  3. Remove from the food processor and roll into balls about the size of a small grape.
  4. Place dough balls on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, shaking the pan once half way through so they donâ??t burn on one side.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

Notes

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Panda9

Saturday 19th of May 2018

what are the nutritional facts for this recipe? How much sugar is in it?

Haritha

Friday 21st of June 2019

I had the same question, and put it into Spark Recipes. I'm about to give this recipe a try. Wish me luck!

Leah

Friday 18th of November 2016

Are these supposed to be crunchy? Mine came out soft, and I baked for 13-14 minutes.

Running to the Kitchen

Saturday 19th of November 2016

I wouldn't say super crunchy but not totally soft either.

Brittany

Tuesday 26th of January 2016

I love cereal, but have never thought about making my own -- besides granola. Now I totally want to try it.

Madison

Wednesday 22nd of April 2015

Yum! Do you think these would turn out if you dehydrated them instead of baked them?

Sarah

Monday 12th of October 2020

Did you ever get an answer on dehydrating these? And does anyone know what the shelf life is?

colleen

Tuesday 3rd of February 2015

OMG. I laughed at your story. Your poor mom. Ya just know when she gave it to the cereal ahe was having one of those days. Then you were ill. Good lord. Straight from a comedy scene. I laughed and laughed. Totally understand how you would go off cereal. But look how it led you to this place where you make your own. Who does that? Seriously I now believe you have reached full Goddess status. Tell your folks thanks. -cause we never would have met the woman who makes her own cereal otherwise. I bow.

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