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Last Updated on December 6, 2020
I have been on a quest to make a Paleo Captain Crunch for a year and well, I’m coming up empty ya’ll. The dang recipe is alluding me so I’m taking a break from it and going to work on croissants.
Anyhow, I have managed to make a few spin off recipes and this Paleo Chex Cereal is one of them.
Sometimes the hardest part of the recipe is figuring out what the heck to name it. On my first bite, it tasted like Honey Bunches of Oats. Then it thought it was like Honey Grahams cereal.
After we were close to eating the entire batch, I thought of Chex and Mr. Bejelly and I finally agreed on the name.
Now this cereal is not thin and light. This is hardier and will be hard to stop eating.
We tore through this like the Little on a soup binge and my kiddo can eat a gallon of soup before giving up (his belly looks like a little Buddha also which is hilarious)
- 1 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut shreds
- 1/2 cup cashew pieces
- 2 tablespoons Tapioca Flour
- 3 tablespoons B grade maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- In your food processor of blender, grind the cashews into a flour.
- Pour add in the rest of the ingredients and pulse until it forms a wet dough.
- Scrape the wet dough onto your parchment paper lined baking sheet and cover with a second piece of parchment paper.
- With a rolling pin, roll the dough to 1/4 thick.
- Remove the top piece of parchment paper and the score the cereal with a knife into small squares.
- Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 8 to 10 minutes to crisp up before eating.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 347Saturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 320mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 6g
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This looks great! I love the ingenious workaround you came up with to make the dough actually be workable. Most recipes always seem to use almond flour, and there is only so much you can do with almond flour in my opinion.
I’m sorry to do this…but I do have to ask…
My boys miss cereal A LOT! We are on the GAPS diet, so we avoid all grains, but we also avoid all flours except coconut or a nut/seed flour. I’m not a baker. Is there anything that you may suggest we could experiment with to see if we could replace the tapioca flour? They would love this as a treat occasionally! Thank you!
Hi Deanna, my Cinnamon Toast Cereal recipe will work for you~! http://agirlworthsaving.net/2013/03/paleo-cinnamon-square-crunch-cereal.html
Thank you! I will check it out right away!
Hello! This recipe looks fantastic and I am really looking forward to trying it! However, is there any way that I could make this nut free?
Thanks for all that you do and for all your recipes! I am truly loving them! 🙂
Hi Kelly, Check out my cinnamon toast crunch recipe – it’s nut free and very similar – http://agirlworthsaving.net/2013/03/paleo-cinnamon-square-crunch-cereal.html
We have a cashew allergy in our home. Do you have recommendations for a good substitution? Thanks!
You can use almond flour hun.
I just made this tonight, and YUM!!!! I only used half of the maple syrup called for and wow…this is definitely going to be a go to recipe for me!
Yeah! So glad you enjoyed it Erin!
This cereal was DELICIOUS! Only one problem in our house…we discovered (eating this tasty dish) that my daughter is allergic to tapioca flour. She is literally crying that she can’t finish this cereal…is there a possible substitute for the tapioca flour? Thanks for your wonderful recipes!
Well, I just ran to the store to grab arrowroot powder and subbed that for the tapioca…and it turned out almost exactly the same! I only used 1 tbs of arrowroot vs 2 tbs of the tapioca as one website indicated this to be the appropriate conversion, and so it was! The texture was mildly more crumbly, but otherwise the same.
Yeah, I’m so glad that worked hun!
Do the cashews need to be raw or roasted?
Raw. Thanks for asking hun. I’ll update the recipe 🙂
Is there another nut you would recommend to replace the cashews? I’m allergic but would love to try this!
I would suggest you try this recipe instead which uses sunflower seeds –> http://agirlworthsaving.net/2015/01/make-paleo-cereal.html
This is really good – it doesn’t last long in our house 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!
This sounds great! I’m looking forward to trying it along with some of your other recipies! Thanks for your hard work & sharing! ????
I made this, and it didn’t roll out easily, it just stuck to the parchment. Than I scored it, and it all cut cooked together anyways. I followed recipe exact…
Can the tapioca flour be replaced with a nut flour?
No, the tapioca is a starch so that you can substitute that with cornstarch or potato starch.