Everyone loves that crunchy sugary feel from breakfast cereals, and even more so, if they burst with a warm cinnamon flavour. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is a true breakfast favourite when it comes to cereal brands.
The good news is that preparing a homemade version of these cinnamon crunch squares is very easy. And we'll show you how to make them vegan and sugar-free too. This way, you can enjoy a healthier breakfast bowl where you have complete control over the ingredients and thus the calories, fats, and sugars.
We kept most of the classic cinnamon crunch toast ingredients including whole wheat flour, rice flour, vegetable oil, and cinnamon, but we ditched those added sugars, syrups, preservatives, and additives.
Instead, we used only zero-calorie erythritol, a natural sweetener that tastes almost as sweet sugar. However, it doesn't get digested, and thus it doesn't affect your blood sugar levels or your calorie count.
While other homemade recipes include buttermilk and butter both in the dough and in the cereal coating, we made our cinnamon toast crunch dairy-free and 100% plant-based relying only of rapeseed oil.
While preparing the dough is incredibly easy, cutting it into bite-sized squares is somewhat more time-consuming, but it won't take more than 10 minutes - promised! We recommend making a big batch of these cinnamon toasties in one go to have a steady supply of wholesome cereals for the whole week. NOTE: The default ingredients yield about 500g (1.1 pounds) of cinnamon crunch squares and one serving consists of 60g (2oz) of cereals.