Coconut Cinnamon Paleo Cereal

paleo cereal

One of my biggest struggles transitioning to Paleo, was figuring out my breakfasts. I used to eat honey nut cheerios and frosted flakes like candy.  Well it pretty much is candy, poisonous candy disguised as cereal. Luckily, Kelly Bejelly read my mind and listened to my stomach, which lead her to create this delicious paleo cereal recipe.

This recipe is from her brand new book Paleo Eats which includes 110 additional recipes to this home run paleo cereal. It was just released and the 5 star reviews are flooding in.  Kelly knocked it out of the park with this book. Go grab your copy of the book today :)

Paleo Cereal

There are tons of amazing paleo companies as well as bloggers that have created a multitude of paleo cereal recipes.  This recipe for coconut cinnamon cereal is a perfect start and then you can rotate it weekly with some of my other breakfast favorites. Check out:

Obviously when it comes to breakfast, you can also go the eggs, bacon and avocado route as well.  These are just some amazing recipes that allow you to keep your food diversified and fun. Not to mention, I know I am not the only one who misses cereal. Time to replace the old junk with this new paleo cereal.

Given that most people in the New Year always focus on health and wellness, I want to share some breakfast tips that will keep you energized and motivated to stick to those resolutions.

Healthy Breakfast Tips

  • Let someone else do the meal planning and list making for you.  Less work = less stress = more happiness.  Do you know anyone who provides such information? Hint: it’s me.  Get all of your meal plans here.
  • Eat breakfast early (even if it means you have to wake up 5 minutes earlier). I used to be a chronic coffee for breakfast drink and it ended up trashing my adrenals.  You can still have your coffee, just ensure you get some quality food in early.
  • Eat more breakfast. Yes eat more.  There is that stupid calories in vs calories out myth that has most brainwashed.  It’s wrong, eat more and give your body the fuel it needs to function and burn fat.
  • Eat more fat. Yes, I am giving you permission to eat more bacon and cook in grass fed butter, ghee or bacon fat.
  • Have fun with it. Life is supposed to be fun and your breakfast sets your mood and tone for the whole day. Go for it :)

Time to start including this new paleo cereal into your breakfast rotation. Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite breakfast dish I should try!!!

4.5 from 13 reviews
Coconut Cinnamon Cereal
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Serves: 6
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the shredded coconut and sunflower seeds in a food processor and grind for 30 seconds.
  3. Add the cinnamon, salt, maple syrup, egg and coconut oil and pulse until combined, about 2 minutes.
  4. Scoop the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and cover with a second piece of parchment paper.
  5. With a rolling pin, flatten the mixture to ¼-inch thick. Remove and discard top piece of parchment paper.
  6. With a wet knife, score the mixture into 1-inch squares.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, until firm to the touch.
  8. Remove from the oven and let sit in the pan for 15 minutes to allow the cereal to become crisp.
  9. Gently break or use a knife to cut the cereal into 1-inch pieces.
  10. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

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    1. I make a triple batches, and that works well. I double bake it though so it is crispier (take it out let it cool, break it up and put back in the oven 8-10 more minutes) I have had it as long as two weeks and it is still crunchy. LOVE this stuff.

  1. Do u think it would be possible to replace the sunflower seeds with more coconut? I think I am intolerant to nuts and seeds and I am trying to keep my omega 6 levels down

  2. Just made this, and its amazing!! As another poster said, the edges were perfect, but middle was softer. Next time I’m going to divide the mix between 2 sheets to get more edge bits.

    I used 1/8 c maple syrup and 1/8 c xylitol granules, which worked great. A bit sweet for me though, so I’m going to cut back a bit in the next batch.

  3. Great recipe! I actually made your cinnamon apple cookies, and ended up not eating them as cookies but instead as breakfast cereal! They were great broken up in a bowl with milk and honey drizzled on top, the texture was great and they didn’t go soggy from all the nutty goodness in them :) So essentially your recipe turned into ‘portable cereal’ biscuits for me haha :)

  4. Love this recipe!
    Here’s a trick I learned that may help some people:
    I was frustrated that so much of the mixture was sticking to the top piece of parchment paper, so I just left it on while it baked. Took it off after 5 minutes, and nothing was stuck to it at all!
    From there I just went ahead and cut them and put them right back in for the remaining time.
    Also, I doubled the amount of coconut oil, and they had much more crunch
    Another yummy addition was drizzling paleo chocolate(coconut oil, cocao powder, and honey)
    over the squares once they were near the end of the baking time.

    Thanks for the great addition to my snack life,

  5. I followed the recipe (except I used 1/4 cup sunflower seeds and 1/4 cup pepita seeds instead of all sunflower). Although I let the pieces cool completely and put them in an airtight container, the following day they were no longer crisp. Still yummy, but I really liked the crunch! What did I do wrong?

  6. Hi, I’m from the U.K.. Is what you call shredded coconut the same as what we call desiccated coconut? I’m looking forward to trying this recipe.

    1. Not sure if it would work in this case, but often times you can substitute puree’d pumpkin in place of eggs. the consistency might change a little but overall it works well.

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