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    Homemade Almond Butter Cookie Cereal

    Homemade Almond Butter Cookie Cereal, for all my Cookie Crisps loversHomemade Almond Butter Cookie Cereal

    As you can imagine, I loved Cookie Crisps cereal when I was growing up. There really wasn’t a cereal I didn’t like. I still love combining a few of my favorites into a bowl and pouring some almond or coconut milk in it as my late night snack or breakfast when I haven’t prepped anything else. There is something comforting to me about cereal. It is convenient, delicious and healthy if you choose the right one.

    Now Cookie Crisps clearly aren’t the healthy go-to cereal I am going to recommend you purchase at the grocery store, but I will recommend making your own Cookie Crisps! Particularly this Almond Butter Cookie Cereal. It is made with less than 6 ingredients and is free of dairy, refined sugar and flour.

    Almond Butter Cookie Cereal is so easy to make, it will only take you 20 minutes from start to finish before you can pour into your favorite cereal bowl and drown it in your milk of choice.

    I wanted my Almond Butter Cookie Cereal to be crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and exploding with almond butter flavoring in every bite. I definitely think the mission was accomplished here.

    I used my go-to Barney Butter Bare Almond Butter in this cereal. It is so smooth and easy to mix with other ingredients, not to mention it is the creamiest almond butter on the planet. Everyone thinks it’s peanut butter when I show them the consistency! It is unreal, just look at these Almond Joy Overnight Oats from last month. Barney Butter is also is made in a facility that doesn’t process peanuts for all my peanut allergy readers out there – run (don’t walk) and go buy a jar for yourself!

    You will also need to make oat flour for this (so easy just blend oatmeal in a NutriBullet or Food Processor for a couple minutes), egg, maple syrup, vanilla extract and baking powder.

    I first came across homemade Cookie Crisp cereal from ImmaEatThat who made Peanut Butter Cookie Cereal that is to die for (as are most of her recipes!), and just had to try my own recipe after. I mean just look at that bowl of Almond Butter Cookie Cereal..

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    Homemade Almond Butter Cookie Cereal

    Prep Time 10 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 20 mins
    Yields 2 bowls of cereal


    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup of Barney Butter Bare Smooth Almond butter
    • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
    • Splash of vanilla extract
    • 1 cup of oat flour (oatmeal processed into flour - I have not tested other flours)
    • 1 teaspoon of baking powder


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
    2. Add first 4 ingredients into mixing bowl
    3. Mix until combined with Kitchen Aid or mixer of choice
    4. Add oat flour and baking powder and mix until dough forms
    5. Roll dough into small penny size balls and place onto lined baking tray
    6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes
    7. Enjoy with your choice of milk


    xx, Rach

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  • Reply Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen January 22, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Um HELLO. This is amazing. Can’t even believe this is real life. Awesome recipe!

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  • Reply Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie January 22, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I neeeeed these in my life ASAP. They look delicious!!

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  • Reply Margaret @ Simple Fit Foodie January 22, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    OK wait. hold up. Making your own cereal?? Why have I never thought of this?? I recently gave up all processed foods so I bsaically said RIP to all cereals. and I LOVE cereal. But this doesnt look hard at all and would be so delicious. Cant wait to try this!

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    • Reply Rachel January 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      YES! I know right? I wish I was making cereal for myself for the last 25 years. I love love cereal so I am excited to have a recipe! I hope you love them too 🙂 xx

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  • Reply Amanda at Diary of a Semi-Health Nut January 22, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    OMG are you kidding me..this is genius! At first I thought they were raw cookie dough balls and was confused but they are baked as used as cereal…I’m so in. I used to eat the most sugar-filled cereals so I totally get the Cookie Crisp obsession.

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    • Reply Rachel January 22, 2016 at 3:06 pm

      For REAL! Cereal was (and still is) my favorite ever. I hope you love them! xx

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  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors January 22, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Omggg this is fantastic. Making this tonight I’m sure I’ll be addicted.

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  • Reply rachel @ athletic avocado January 22, 2016 at 9:38 pm

    This is INSANE! Cookie Crisp was my jam when I was younger, I love this healthier “adult” version 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel January 23, 2016 at 11:00 am

      Girl I TOTALLY relate. Cookie Crisps were seriously a staple (and Cinnamon Toast Crunch!) I love experimenting with cereals now 🙂 xx

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  • Reply Les @ The Balanced Berry January 23, 2016 at 1:15 am

    What what what. This is too much goodness. I totally loved cookie crisp as a kid too (although let’s be real, what true 90s kid didn’t?). This grown up version sounds just as if not more delicious, and your pour shot at the top of the post is PERFECT.

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    • Reply Rachel January 23, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Cereal has always been one of my favorite foods! I love having a collection of them. Of course they’ve evolved from Captain Crunch to now organic brands and making your own 🙂 I hope you & love these! xx

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  • Reply Alanna January 23, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I am pretty much in love with this recipe. I’m also certain that this would be very dangerous laying around, but SO worth it. YUM.

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    Oh my god this is like a dream come true!!! An absolute MUST make. Can’t wait to try it 🙂

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    Oh my gosh! YUM! This looks amazing! Such a great recipe! So fun! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Reply Chrissa - Physical Kitchness January 23, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Ok I’m sorry but SHUT YOUR FACE. Do you even KNOW how much I LOVE cereal but yet don’t buy it because despite my deep, devotional love, I can’t keep it in my house because I’ll eat boxes and boxes, well knowing all the crap that I’m consuming. THIS. THIS is my saving grace. Pinning and making!!!

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  • Reply Cori April 14, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Can I replace the egg with flax meal and water?…

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    • Reply Rachel April 14, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Hi Cori! I haven’t personally tried it but I think it would work! xx

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  • Reply Kristen April 14, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Just made this recipe and loved it!

    One question though! Is the “batter” pretty sticky for you when you roll it up in little balls? I had trouble with it sticking to my fingers, maybe I did something wrong!

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    • Reply Rachel April 14, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Hi Kristen! So happy to hear you loved it. I didn’t find it to be sticky. Were the oats old fashioned? Also I used Barney Butter so the consistency is a bit different from regular almond butters! Not as oily. xx

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  • Reply Graziella July 28, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Sounds amazing! definitely going to try these but i dont have oat flour, do you think almond flour is fine too?

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    • Reply Rachel July 28, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Thank you!! I don’t recommend another flour besides oat flour or maybe all purpose or gluten free flour. Almond and coconut act very differently. You can easily make oat flour if you have oats 😉 xx

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      • Reply Graziella July 28, 2016 at 2:51 pm

        I just finished making them and they are delicious!!! A bit sticky when I was rolling them but the outcome was perfect. Thanks for sharing☺️

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  • Reply Michelle December 28, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    This recipe is AMAZING! The second time I made it , I left out the egg and let the kids eat it like cookie dough. They thought I was the best mom ever. The batch I just made I just baked as a sheet of dough and then cut for cereal after it baked. No dealing with sticky balls. I can’t believe how delicious this is!

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  • Reply Stephanie January 6, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Hi! I made these and I was wondering – are they supposed to be crunchy and hard after baking? Mine were more soft-textured and I believe I followed the instructions correctly. Is this normal? Thanks

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