Healthy Cocoa Puffs

I don’t know about you, but growing up, I was pretty much addicted to cereal. My all-time faves were Cocoa Puffs and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. As I’m typing this, the words “the taste you can see” from the theme song are playing in my head. You see what I’m saying? 

Obviously, as I got older and understood what crap actually goes into those cereals, I cut them out of my diet. But, that doesn’t mean I stopped eating cereal, hehe. I’ve got a little obsession with re-creating cereals in a much healthier way. Today, it’s COCOA PUFFS. This recipe is made with only 4 ingredients TOTAL. Who can resist that? Better yet, who would want to resist that?

Here's what you need:

  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 Tbsp cacao powder, unsweetened
  • 3 cups quinoa cereal 

Here’s how to make it:

To a mixing bowl, add coconut oil, maple syrup, and cacao powder, and mix well. 

Add the quinoa cereal and mix. Make sure the cereal is coated well with the chocolate mixture. 

Transfer the cereal to a baking sheet and bake on 350F for 5-10 minutes. 

Set aside and allow to cool for 5 minutes. You may need to use your hands to separate whatever pieces stuck together. 

Serve with fresh almond milk! 

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  • María De La Mora

    Hola Natalya Lo tienes en español y quise comprarlo las recetas y no pude Quien me puede ayudar ❓❓👍

  • Tita Tuñon Centella

    Gorgeous!!! Thank you!

  • Jill

    Do you have a suggestion of where to buy quina cereal? Thank you!

  • Sandra Crispo

    love these recopies!!

  • mistey creek

    yum ty

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