Nothing makes me happier than an ice cold bowl of milk and something sweet and crunchy in it, poooossibly paired with some kind of 90’s cartoon on a Saturday morning. (I was a cereal kid growing up!)
Super simple recipe I live by for getting that CRONCH when I need it. Leaves a lot of room open for customization, too! I haven’t seen them myself but I wouldn’t doubt if others have similar recipes, but I wanted to share my version of Keto CronchTM , the best dang cereal this side of KetoLandTM . All it’s missing are the artifical colors that tint your milk and the cheesy animated commercial, and we’re set!
Big batch makes 10 servings of 1/2 cup each (Pictured is 2 servings or 1 cup, since it was a meal in itself for me!)
- 1 bag (390g) Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- 1 cup Chopped Pecans
- 1 cup Sliced Almonds
- 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Sweetener of choice, adjust as desired
- 2 tsp Cinnamon (pictured)
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (pictured)
- Cacao Nibs
- Cocoa Powder
- Hemp seeds
- Any nuts you want
- Dried fruit
- PB Fit (I’m trying this next time)
- Torani syrups
- Lily’s Chocolate Chip
- Food coloring because hell yeah
How to make it
- Preheat oven to 425F
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to coat. (Note: If you are using cacao nibs, dried fruit, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, or anything you don’t think should be placed in a blazing hot oven, omit until the very end. Please heed my warning. Burnt cacao nibs are horrible)
- Evenly spread the mix on a foil or parchment paper lined baking sheet and place in the oven.
- DO NOT WALK AWAY this will finish up faster than a high school boyfriend. 5 minutes tops. Once you see signs of Toastiness, begin to toss the mix, putting back in for 20 seconds at a time. When it toasts, it’ll toast FAST.
- Toast until desired Cronch is achieved. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Store as needed. Makes 10 1/2-cup servings. Serve with any low carb or unsweetened milk of choice. Unsweet vanilla almond milk is always my favorite! I also like eating it on top of chia pudding.
You can change anything you want in this recipe since the core of it is just a conglomerate of toasted coconut and nuts. Replace oil with butter if you want. Replace pecans and almonds. (I do not recommend WHOLE almonds, though – that’s just too much chewing for cereal)
Nutrition for a 1/2 cup serving with included ingredients above. Note that adjusting the nuts or adding anything will change these values. Taken from MFP calculations:
8.8 carb (7.6 fiber) = 1.2 net carbs******