Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe – Low Carb Cereal

This keto-friendly version of your favorite childhood breakfast cereal is sure to turn heads and please even the pickiest eaters. Our Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe is light, sweet, and has all that cinnamon sugar goodness you remember!

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Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe
Our Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe is light, sweet, and has all that cinnamon sugar goodness you remember!

Today we’re doing something a little different.  Instead of my usual breakfast of eggs and sausage, I wanted to try to make one of my favorite childhood treats – Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch!

When I think back on some of the least healthy things I used to consume almost daily, breakfast cereal is at the top of my list.

Your typical breakfast cereal is loaded with processed sugar, refined carbohydrates, and a ton of ingredients I can’t even pronounce.  Sure, they may taste good, but at what cost?

My version uses simple ingredients but still tastes surprisingly like the real thing.

Without further ado, I present to you…

Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal

Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe
This delicous keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch copycat recipe tastes surprisingly like the real thing!

Growing up I ate all kinds of cereal.  Well, not all kinds…

None of the “healthy” whole grain cereals for me.  Nope!  I only loved sugary sweet varieties that were advertised during my Saturday morning cartoons.

Fruit Loops, Trix, Apple Jacks, Frosted Flakes, you get my drift.  But my all-time favorite (by far) was Cinnamon Toast Crunch.  I loved them in the morning and then after school (by the handful)!

Sure, I hadn’t eaten them in years.  But the keto diet does strange things to our minds. I found myself craving a low-carb version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, so I set out to come up with a recipe.

And it sure didn’t disappoint!

Making Cinnamon Toast Crunch Keto Friendly

Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe
If you've been getting tired of eggs and bacon every day for breakfast, have we got a treat for you!

Sure, I knew I had to cut the grains and sugar out of our Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe, but I also wanted to increase the fat quite a bit too.

I love the marriage of butter and almond flour, so that’s what we started with.

And since we wanted our low carb breakfast cereal to be crispy but not dry, we add just a bit of xanthan gum to hold all of our ingredients together.

The Ultimate Low Carb Breakfast Cereal

Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe
As they begin to cool, the keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch squares become crispy...just like the real thing.

A delicious low carb breakfast cereal needs to be plenty sweet, so we again opted for two kinds of Swerve, just like we did in our Keto Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies recipe.

We use the Swerve Brown in the cereal and then use Swerve Granular for the topping.  This was the best combination of sugar substitutes we tried.  

Cinnamon is the star of the show here, and we wanted to use high-quality cinnamon in our keto cinnamon toast crunch copycat recipe.  

We opted for this Watkins cinnamon for its intense aroma and stronger flavor compared to traditional Ceylon cinnamon.  It did not disappoint.  Seriously, use this cinnamon!

NOTE: Sure, some of these ingredients are a bit more expensive, but I like to justify the increased expense based on the fact that I’m not eating out nearly as much as I did before keto.

Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe - Bowl With Milk
Try this low-carb breakfast cereal with almond milk to really keep your carbs in check.

Did you make this Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe?  If so, let us know in the comments below.  Have a question?  Ask in the comments and we’ll reply right away.  

And remember, your keto diet should not be boring!

Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe – Low Carb Cereal

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Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe - Low Carb Cereal

Our Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch is light, crisp, buttery, and gently sweet.  This nostalgic childhood treat is guaranteed to satisfy your breakfast cereal cravings.  And, at only 2 grams net carbs per serving, this breakfast treat is guilt-free! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
CourseBreakfast
CuisineAmerican
Calories277
Servings 6

Ingredients

For The Cereal

For The Cinnamon Sugar Topping

Instructions

  • Whisk together almond flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.  Set aside.
  • Beat softened butter for 2 minutes with an electric mixer until creamy.  Slowly stir in brown sugar swerve and continue mixing for 2 more minutes.  Add egg and beat until just incorporated.
  • Slowly begin adding butter mixture to the butter and mix until well combined, about 30 seconds.
  • Transfer keto cinnamon toast dough to a large piece of plastic wrap.  Wrap tightly and chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375º F.
  • Place the chilled dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper and roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick using a rolling pin.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice the dough in a grid pattern to produce 1-inch squares. Poke each square with a fork or toothpick to keep it from puffing up while cooking.
  • Remove and discard top piece of parchment paper.  Transfer the bottom piece of parchment paper (with the cut dough on it) to a cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-12 minutes until golden brown.  Bake longer for extra crisp.
  • Remove from oven and brush with melted butter and sprinkle generously with the cinnamon sugar topping.
  • Allow to cool thoroughly and then break apart along cut lines.  Store in a Ziploc bag for up to a week.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Nutrition Facts
Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe - Low Carb Cereal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 277 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 6g 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Our Keto Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe is light, sweet, and has all that cinnamon sugar goodness you remember! Who says you can't find an easy low carb cereal recipe that tastes as good as store bought? This grain-free and homemade version tastes delish and is guaranteed to make your mornings better.  Almond meal ups the protein, butter ups the fat, and brown sugar Swerve cuts the carbs.  Seriously, this is the stuff food dreams are made of. #ketocereal #ketobreakfast #ketorecipes

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