Easy cinnamon crunch Keto breakfast cereal is a sweet way to start the day! Indulge your nostalgia with this low-carb take on a classic.
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Cinnamon Crunch Keto Breakfast Cereal
Once upon a time, cereal was the peak of breakfast foods. How many of us wolfed down a giant bowl before school, only to wonder why we felt our energy crashing way before lunch?
While I don't miss the sugar-spike-and-crash, I do miss the satisfying crunch with that lovely sweetness. That's why I decided to create my own cinnamon crunch Keto breakfast cereal!
These tasty squares are brushed with butter, low-carb sweetener, and cinnamon for maximum flavor, then baked to golden perfection. You'll be hooked from the first bite.
And I'll let you in on a little secret... cereal is delicious at ANY time of the day! Enjoy a bowl to energize your morning, pick you up in the afternoon, or satisfy your sweet tooth after dinner. There's never a bad time for it.
Whether you're looking for an easy make-ahead breakfast or just want to indulge your nostalgia, low carb cereal is sure to brighten your day! No post-breakfast sugar crash necessary.
Is Cereal Allowed On A Keto Diet?
Most people following Keto or a low-carb diet aim for 20-30 grams of carbohydrates per day. Unfortunately, most cereals are going to put you over that limit with just one serving.
And if you grew up in the 1990s, you know as well as I do that some "breakfast cereals" are basically just candy in a box. They were quite literally made by candy companies!
But even the "healthier" brands often include quite a bit of sugar. While a few Keto-friendly cereal brands have emerged in recent years, you still want to check your labels to avoid any sneaky carbs or additives.
How Many Carbs Are In Cinnamon Crunch Cereal?
If we're talking about the Cinnamon Toast Crunch you buy at the store, then the answer is "too many." A single 1-cup serving has 33 grams of carbs and only 2 grams of fiber!
Ingredients include whole grain wheat and rice flour, which both drive up the carbs. On top of that, sugar is the second ingredient listed, AND it also has fructose, maltodextrin, and dextrose.
This cinnamon Keto breakfast cereal, on the other hand, uses low-carb almond flour and has NO added sugar! The sweetness comes from Swerve low-carb sweetener instead.
The result? Only 5 net carbs per serving. So you can enjoy a bowl AND feel good about it.
What To Eat With Low Carb Cereal
This crunchy treat is so satisfying, I often eat it all on its own. It's a delicious grab-and-go snack!
For the traditional cereal experience, you can always pour a serving in a bowl and top with your favorite low-carb milk. Feel free to throw on a few toppings like strawberries or some sugar-free chocolate chips if you like.
Want to add a little protein? Just blend the milk with your favorite low-carb protein powder or collagen before pouring over the cereal.
Cinnamon breakfast cereal also makes an amazing topping. Add it on top of some low-carb yogurt for a tasty snack, or crumble it over a keto-friendly ice cream for a divine dessert!
Can You Store Keto Breakfast Cereal?
Absolutely! I love to whip up a batch on a Sunday afternoon so I have cereal to enjoy all week long.
Make sure to let your cereal fully cool first, then store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I recommend eating within about five days.
How To Make Cinnamon Crunch Keto Breakfast Cereal
Place the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a large microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the cheese is completely melted and combined.
Add the cheese to a mixing bowl along with the almond flour, xanthan gum, egg, ⅓ cup of Swerve, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and vanilla.
Beat on high until well combined.
Place the dough in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it’s about ⅛ - ¼ of an inch thick.
Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into small squares or rectangles.
Transfer the dough squares onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ¼ cup of granulated sweetener with the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon.
Once the squares have finished baking, brush them with the melted butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Allow the cereal to fully cool to room temperature before serving or storing.
Other Breakfast Options From The Keto Option That You Might Like
- Place the mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each one, until the cheese is completely melted and combined.
- Add the cheese to a mixing bowl along with the almond flour, xanthan gum, egg, ⅓ cup of Swerve, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and vanilla.
- Beat on high until well combined.
- Place the dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper until it’s about ⅛ - ¼ of an inch thick.
- Use a sharp knife or pizza cutter to cut the dough into small squares or rectangles.
- Transfer the dough squares onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix ¼ cup of granulated sweetener with the remaining teaspoon of cinnamon.
- Once the squares have finished baking, brush them with the melted butter, then sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
- Allow the cereal to fully cool to room temperature before serving or storing.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 413Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 372mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Nutrition is calculated using a third party plug-in. It is best to always validate!
Trina Krug is a Holistic Nutritionist, Integrative Health Coach and host of the Carbless Conversations Podcast. With a Master’s Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, her single mission in life is to facilitate self-healing in herself and those around her through awareness, lifestyle shifts and low-carb eating. As a current Doctor of Science student, she continues her studies in functional nutrition.