DIY Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Try this DIY Cinnamon Toast Crunch for a homemade sweet breakfast treat
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch

One of our favorite childhood cereals that resembled a bowl of mini-French toasts can be made at home. 

6
Servings
859
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cereal:

  • 2 1/2  Cups  whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 1/2  Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  baking soda
  • 4  Teaspoons  cinnamon
  • 2/3  Cups  butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3  Cups  light brown sugar
  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 2  Tablespoons  vanilla
  • 1/4  Cup  honey
  • 1  Cup  buttermilk

For the cinnamon sugar coating:

  • 1/4  Cup  sugar
  • 1 1/2  Teaspoon  cinnamon

Directions

For the cereal:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the flours, baking soda, and cinnamon in a bowl. Then, pulse the flours with the butter in a food processor until the butter is about pea sized and forms a shaggy dough. Add the vanilla, honey, and buttermilk, and pulse again until a dough forms.

Chill the dough for about 15 minutes in the fridge. Then, roll out the dough on a parchment lined, lightly floured surface. Use a knife to cut your dough into cinnamon toast crunch squares. Bake in the pre-heated oven until lightly brown, about 10 to 15 minutes. 

For the cinnamon sugar coating:

Combine the sugar and cinnamon, and toss the still warm cinnamon toast crunch in the cinnamon sugar. Cool completely on a baking rack before eating.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Sugar
31g
34%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
143g
100%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Calcium, Ca
278mg
28%
Choline, total
7mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
17g
68%
Folate, total
135µg
34%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
59mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Phosphorus, P
414mg
59%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
16µg
29%
Sodium, Na
2450mg
100%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
73g
3%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Cinnamon Shopping Tip

Spices and dried herbs have a shelf life too, and lose potency over time. The rule of thumb is, if your spices are over two years old, it's time to buy some new ones.

Cinnamon Cooking Tip

Toasting whole spices before using them intensifies their aroma and flavor.