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    Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal

    Healthier Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal

    Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal made gluten and dairy-free!Healthier Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp CerealW

    Where are all my cereal lovers at?

    I am raising both of my hands right now.. Cereals and granola are hands down one of my favorite foods ever. I have always been huge cereal lover. When I was younger it was Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, Cheerios, you name it. The only cereal I didn’t like was Frosted Flakes or Corn Pops. I needed those sweet cereals.. clearly nothing as changed 😉

    I always wanted to get Cookie Crisps and Reese’s Puffs but my Mom won’t let me (ugh, thanks Mom). I just wanted to eat cookies for breakfast. Obviously now I don’t blame her since that was sugary crap and who wants to give their kids pure sugar?!

    As I got older and my taste buds evolved (thanks goodness), I was all about Special K. Literally any variety of it. And the flavored Cheerios. Then I was introduced to granola and my breakfast world got a whole lot better. I remember going to the south of France and they had a granola bar with over 10 types of granola at the hotel. I ate my body weight in granola every morning I was there..

    In college, I realized that eating pizza at 1am with my friends didn’t really look good on my tush, I turned to granola and almond milk for my “drunk” late night snack (shocker). Yes, my friends would eat pizza and chicken fingers and I would eat my latest granola or cereal obsession and almond milk. I have been this high maintenance with food since I was 19 😉

    But today we are making our childhood dreams home true. We are making a healthier version of two classic cereals. This Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal combines Reese’s Puffs AND Cookie Crisps all in one. So for all my mommy readers out there, these are a must try for your kids! I promise they will love them, they’re so delicious and made with all simple goods.

    And the best part? This Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal is gluten free AND dairy free! Plus they only take 10 minutes to make!


    egg (can likely sub flax egg but I haven’t tried)

    peanut butter (creamier the better)

    maple syrup

    coconut oil

    vanilla extract

    oat flour (haven’t tested any other flours but gluten free flour would work)

    dark chocolate chips


    • You can make these with any nut butter if you have allergy to peanuts (just won’t taste like Reese’s Puffs anymore)
    • You can roll the dough into smaller cookies to get more in this recipe, I just did about 1.5 teaspoons per cookie

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    Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal

    Prep Time 5 mins
    Cook Time 10 mins
    Total Time 15 mins
    Yields 2 servings


    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup of maple syrup
    • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted and cooled
    • Splash of vanilla extract
    • 1 cup of oat flour (oatmeal processed into flour - I have not tested other flours)
    • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
    • 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!
    8. *Will stay good in airtight container for 5 days


    xx, Rach

    Healthier Homemade Peanut Butter Cookie Crisp Cereal

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  • Reply Kyla J January 18, 2017 at 10:55 am

    What kind of chocolate chips do you like to use? 😁

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  • Reply Rachel January 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    Oh my GOODNESS, you are my hero. I’m making these TONIGHT!! 🙂

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    • Reply Rachel January 19, 2017 at 9:51 am

      Update: Made these last night and had them for breakfast this AM. Turned out SO good! I had to add a few extra TBSP of oat flour to get the dough where I could roll it, and I baked for 2 extra minutes. Definitely making a double or triple batch of these soon.

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  • Reply Bethany @ athletic avocado January 18, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Woah flash back to my middle school days when I refused to eat any other cereal besides cookie crisp! Love this healthier version, it excites the 11 year old in me 🙂

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  • Reply Sarah January 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    If you’re intolerant to eggs, what other substitutes can I use??

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    • Reply Rachel January 24, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      try flax or chia egg – 1 tablespoon ground chia or flax + 3 tablespoons water for 1 egg – mix then set in fridge for 10 min to form.

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  • Reply Jessica May 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    You are about to make me a hero to my daughter. When she went gluten free in February, it broke my heart to tell her she couldn’t have cookie crisp anymore. We are totally going to be making these soon!

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