Somehow I found myself wandering through the middle of the grocery store, well, more to the point, the cereal aisle. I must have looked for nuts or something to end up in the isle but while visiting, a lot of my childhood memories rose up and slapped me in the face. I can not count on my fingers and toes the numbers of boxes of Captain Crunch that tore the living daylights out of the roof of my mouth. Seriously. I don’t know if that’s a rite of passage as a kid or what, but it never stopped me from devouring box after box of it. My absolute favorite cereal as a kid was Cocoa Puffs and my visit down sugary memory lane had me nostalgic for a taste. I decided to try my hand at making a Paleo cereal version.
Ok, first off, right out of the oven this stuff is crazy good. Do not eat a huge bowl of it because you will absolutely burst at the seams. It is filling. I’m warning you ok. Second, this will soften up over time. I didn’t store it in an airtight container and that may be why but by day three is was softer -still yummy- but softer. It was almost the consistency of a graham cracker. Third, when I make this in the future I will simply make it a flat cereal like Chex. Why? One – rolling it into small 1/4″ balls takes a lot of time and I am too LAZY to do that. Also, when rolled flat it was super crispy. This recipe would also work well as a chocolate graham cracker – just saying.
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 tbsp of ghee or coconut oil
- ¼ tsp of sea salt
- 2 tbsp of Coconut flour
- 1 egg white
- 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp of Cocoa powder
- ¼ cup of honey
- First grind the almonds in a food processor or blender until you have a flour.
- Add the ground almonds, ghee, sea salt, coconut flour, egg white, honey and cocoa power to a bowl and mix until you have a dough.
- Either 1) roll out the dough onto a piece of parchment paper - sandwich it between two sheets for easy rolling - until it is ¼ thick. Slice into squares.
- or 2) Take a small pinch of the dough and roll into a ¼ round ball.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 - 18 minutes on said parchment paper or a Silpat.
- Top with your favorite milk and enjoy!
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