Healthy Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crackers

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Growing up, my parents were actually pretty good about buying low sugar cereal (before I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, which ruined all my fun ha) but on occasion my Mom would surprise my sister and I with our favorite cereals as a treat.  Cinnamon toast crunch and Lucky Charms were the front runners.

I decided to experiment a little with this recipe and make a cinnamon toast crunch version.  You will not be disappointed in these, I pinky promise.

What you will need:
  • 3 cups of blanched almond flour
  • 1/3 cup of organic coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbs of cinnamon + extra to sprinkle on top
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup of melted ghee
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Cover two baking sheets with parchment paper
  3. In a medium sized bowl combine the almond flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Mix together. 
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the egg and melted ghee. 
  5. Combine all of the ingredients and mix until dough starts to form.   Roll the dough into a ball.
  6. Lightly spray two more sheets of parchment paper with olive oil cooking spray.  Place the dough in between the two sheets.  Using a roller pin and roll the dough out until it is about 1/8 inch thick (the thinner the better).
  7. You can either slice the dough up evenly with a pizza cutter (to make square crackers) or you can use a classy double shot glass like we do. 
  8. Gently remove the sliced crackers and place on the parchment lined baking sheets.  
  9. Mash together the leftover dough, roll into a ball and complete the above steps again until you have used up all of the dough. 
  10. Sprinkle the crackers with cinnamon.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until crackers are nice and golden. 
  • The thinner you roll out the dough the better. 
  • If some crackers look more done than others before baking time is completed, remove those and then continue baking the others.  
  • Allow crackers to cool before enjoying.  
  • Make sure you keep these in an airtight container to keep them fresh and crispy.  

These easy to make, crunchy, crispy, extra cinnamon-y and good for you crackers are a giant hit with my boys ( husband included) and have quickly become a regular snack around here.  You can eat these plain or cut them into smaller squares and pour a little almond milk over them and happily enjoy a healthier bowl of cinnamon toast crunch.

Recipe makes about 80 crackers.  The whole batch has 40 grams of carbohydrate and each cracker has less than .5 grams of effective carbs.


Anonymous said...

Yumm. I want to make some now but it's not even 9am lol

Simply LKJ said...

Yummy. I love cinnamon toast!!

Anonymous said...

What an easy ingredient list. Cant wait to try them!!

Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl said...

Pinned them! I think my kiddos would totally go for these for school snacks. Also, I bet they would be really good with almond milk and berries!

Anonymous said...

do you have the nutritional info for these? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

sorry I just asked for nutritional info, also wanted to ask is it almond flour you use?? I need it low carb so that's why im asking.. thanks

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Anonymous- The whole batch (about 80-85 crackers total) has 40 grams of effective carbohydrate. So each cracker has less than 2 grams of carb. Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, and is it almond flour you are using??

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Anonymous- yes, all the ingredients used are listed above.

Alexa said...

Cinnamon Toast crunch was my favorite! Love that this is a healthier replacement. Bet Mila would love them!

Bree said...

I could eat a ridiculous amount of CTC when I was a kid and still crave it once in a while. Since going paleo, cereal is the thing I want back the most...I just know it's not nourishing in the least. I can't wait to try these for a little treat :)

Priyanka@The Healthy Diary said...

This looks so good. I am trying to eat clean and primarily low carb and have been experimenting with some snack options. Cannot wait to try this. Do you have any ideas/posts for savory low carb crackers?

Anonymous said...

Do you make your own blanched almond flour and if so how?? Thank you!!

Jen said...

This looks awesome. Are you sure about that carb count though? if it's 80 crackers and 40 carbs, that would be 1/2 carb per cracker which would be even more awesome. But maybe it's 40 crackers and 80 carbs, then it would be 2. Either way it's pretty awesome. Can't wait to try them. I'm a big fan of your cheese-it recipe. My 2 girls have loved every one we have tried so far.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Jen- thank you for noticing that! Correction was made above! :)

Erica said...

can you sub something else for the coconut sugar in a pinch?

Katie said...

I'd also love to know about subbing the coconut sugar. Would a really ripe banana possibly work as the sugar? I'm trying not to use any added sweeteners (other than fruit) right now. Thank you!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Sorry ladies for this recipe the coconut sugar is pretty important and I'm not sure about subs but you are more than welcome to experiment :)

Katie said...

Hi Lindsay! Wanted to let you know I tried this recipe but I used powdered stevia extract instead of coconut sugar, and they turned out EXCELLENT! My paleo fiance, and my non-paleo friend agree, they're great. I used about 1/3 tsp stevia and all went swimmingly. thank you for this recipe!

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