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Old 01-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #1
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Toasted almond-coconut crunch cereal

I stumbled on this blog called "I breath, I eat", and she has a lot of really good looking low carb recipes. She has this one called "Cinnamon Faux-st Crunch Cereal" and I was really inspired by it to make my own breakfast cereal. I used her recipe as a template and followed her baking instructions. This cereal was pretty darned tasty. It was like almond delight meets cinnamon toast crunch. I think next time I will use coco powder instead of cinnamon and make a chocolatey cereal.

I blended the following in my Ninja:

1/2 cup flax meal
1/2 cup almond meal
1 tbls coconut flour
1 tbls cinnamon
1 tbls coconut oil
sweetener to taste
1 egg

Then pat it out on a parchment covered cookie sheet and baked at 300 for 15 minutes. Took it out, cut into little squares, then put it back in at 250 for 10 minutes. Then I turned it off and left it there for a few hours until it was totally crispy and dried out.

Then today, I took about 1/2 cup of slivered almonds and 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes and toasted them in a skillet and mixed that up with the cereal squares.

Serve with your low carb milk of choice (Hood, almond, coconut, etc.) and enjoy.

It makes about five half-cup servings.

Here is a 1/2 cup of cereal before and after adding milk.
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Old 01-09-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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YUM, that sounds really good, Speck! Thanks for posting this one - I want to try it!
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Wow! I'm making this tomorrow How did your cereal squares hold up in the milk?
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Wow! I'm making this tomorrow How did your cereal squares hold up in the milk?
Like regular ones. After a few minutes they got soft. But they did not turn into mush. I imagine if I let it sit too longer though, they would have.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:06 PM   #5
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I made this today. I added 1/2 c sliced almonds and 1/4 c. coconut to the mixture before baking it. Instead of cutting into squares, I made crumbles, and baked it all together. Its wonderful. I got six 1/2 c. servings, calories-
195, total carbs-7.8g, fiber-5.7g. = 2.1 net carbs. Jan 2013 028.jpg

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Old 02-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #6
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I made this today. I added 1/2 c sliced almonds and 1/4 c. coconut to the mixture before baking it. Instead of cutting into squares, I made crumbles, and baked it all together. Its wonderful. I got six 1/2 c. servings, calories-
195, total carbs-7.8g, fiber-5.7g. = 2.1 net carbs. Attachment 48334

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Old 02-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #7
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Can not wait

I can not wait to try this I think I will try the crumbled version. :-)
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:46 AM   #8
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Dorcas Beautiful!!!!! I love this stuff.

I make this all the time but without flax (allergic). I use it to munch on. It's my crunch.

You can also add anything you like. I use other nuts and flavorings.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #9
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It's so filling. Who would have thought that I'd EVER be able to eat only 1/2 cup of cereal and be satisfied?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:31 PM   #10
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Dorcas - I love your crumbled version, it looks so good I can almost hear the crunch! I'll be trying this one soon.

Speck333 - thanks for getting this started!
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That sounds great. So making this. Thanks so much.
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Thanks for sharing this recipe! I made it the crumbled way, I low baked it for quite a while to get it to the right crunch. It tasted so much better than I was even expecting! Great change from the usual egg breakfast.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:28 PM   #13
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Esther, I'm not a fan of flax either. What did you use instead of flax? Curious me.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:08 AM   #14
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Netrition sells a coconut chips (not flakes or shreds- by Nutiva) that when sweetened, sprayed with oil and well browned in a slow oven turn into wonderful cereal. The browning gives them a grainy flavor and the texture is spot on. I eat them with plain greek yogurt that's been thinned out similar to milk with vanilla or coconut sf DaVinci syrup.
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This sounds great! I can't wait to give it a try. :>)
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I made this today. I added 1/2 c sliced almonds and 1/4 c. coconut to the mixture before baking it. Instead of cutting into squares, I made crumbles, and baked it all together. Its wonderful. I got six 1/2 c. servings, calories-
195, total carbs-7.8g, fiber-5.7g. = 2.1 net carbs. Attachment 48334

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Did you blend your mix in a ninja? your looks like the flax is whole.

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 AM   #17
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I use golden flax meal. My almond meal is almonds I ground in my blender, so they are slightly chunky. Maybe thats what you see?
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #19
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To day I made a peanutbutter version of this cereal. Omit the coconut oil, add 2 TB peanut butter and mix all together. spread crumbles on parchment and baked til golden brown. Soo good.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:04 AM   #20
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I just made a batch of this cereal. You should smell my kitchen! It's awesome!! I added banana flavoring to this batch and 2 TB of sunflower seeds along with the sliced almonds and flaked coconut.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:23 PM   #21
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Dorcas, that looks beautiful!
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Here's another batch I made. I tried a brown sugar flavored variation, rolled it thin, and tried to make 'flakes.' It didn't get crispy, but I'll eat it anyway.
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Looks amazing.. does anyone have the carb counts for any of these?
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Dorcas---looks great. what did you use for the brown sugar?

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I got six 1/2 c. servings, calories-
195, total carbs-7.8g, fiber-5.7g. = 2.1 net carbs. Then add the counts of anything you add in, like sunflower seeds.

I used Kevinpa's brown sugar replacer, which is erithritol and yacon syrup. But I won't do it again because I baked it for hours and it didn't get crunchy. So I'll just continue sweeten with liquid sucralose and maybe 1/2 tsp blackstrap molasses for flavor.
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This is good! I made the original recipe and added some pecans and coconut and vanilla extract. I Did the crumbles like dmburk did. It's crunchy and really yummy!! I can't wait to try different flavors. I added some unsweetened cranberries to it this morning.



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My daughter and I have been eating this all week. It's crunchy and sweet, it really makes a very nice cereal. I'm buying some unsweetened blueberries for a change of pace.

My daughter says they taste like honey bunches of oats. I'm going to get some sf honey and try using that for the sweetener.
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Jennifer and Esther, I,too,cannot eat flax. Thanks for the tip. I'll try it without. Dorcas, you are looking goood.
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To day I made a peanutbutter version of this cereal. Omit the coconut oil, add 2 TB peanut butter and mix all together. spread crumbles on parchment and baked til golden brown. Soo good.
I love the sound of this one

I'm going to do this. I even like the sound of the non-pb versions too. I may go with the crumbled one.

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