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
1134
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
33g
47%
Sugar
40g
44%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
182g
100%
Protein
25g
54%
Vitamin A, RAE
123µg
18%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
287mg
29%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Folate, total
229µg
57%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
60mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
662mg
95%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
51µg
93%
Sodium, Na
1023mg
68%
Thiamin
2mg
100%
Water
28g
1%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.