vanilla puffs cereal recipe

Howdy luvs!

We are beyond thrilled from the response we received from our cocoa puffs and loved hearing your favorite cereals! More on that at the end of the posts.

Now that we have you drooling over cocoa puffs we had to create a vanilla based one for those that aren’t fans of chocolate. Hard for us to imagine. 

Just like our homemade cocoa puffs these vanilla puff cereal is gluten-free, egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free.

homemade vanilla gluten-free puffs cereal

We know right?

It happened.

For real.

These are so cute. Tasty too!

Just as addicting as the chocolate based ones. These vanilla puffs are small but very filling. Don’t let these little guys fool you.

We did get a few request about the serving size on the cereals and honestly hard to say as you all know we are not big fans of counting calories. Macros yes, haha, but we eat a lot so our serving sizes might be bigger than some of you. Or maybe not. But if we had to give an amount we would say any where from 1/3 -1/2 cup would be a good serving size. Like always listen to your body. 

In these vanilla cereal puffs we used our own gluten-free flour blend using perfect fit protein to add in a little boost in protein.

You can use any gluten-free flour blend of your choice. We have given some ideas here.

gluten-free egg-free vanilla puffs cereal

What is it about these cute little puffs that make us so happy. Brings a big smile to our faces.

Like we are kids all over again.

vanilla puffs recipe

vanilla puffs recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (we used some brown rice protein in our blend)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg or flax gel ( 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds mix with 3 tbsp water, let sit 10 mins)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, semi-soft
  • 4-5 tablespoons maple syrup (honey or coconut nectar)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Next add ingredients into food processor (or In bowl of a stand mixer) except maple syrup.
  3. Begin to pulse the ingredients.
  4. Slowly add in your maple syrup one tablespoon at a time.
  5. Continue to pulse until the dough is just coming together. It may look like it is too crumbly, but if you put some in hand and roll it should hold together.
  6. If it does not -- add more maple syrup. Should take 4 or 5 tbsp.
  7. Start to take some batter and roll into balls {about the size of a blueberry}. This take awhile to do.
  8. Bake cocoa puffs for 15 minutes.
  9. **Vegan ones we suggest going more like 16-18 minutes.
  10. Let cool.
  11. Enjoy.

These are just so… darn… delicious!

Now you can pick chocolate or vanilla?

Oh how will we ever pick! Thinking of having both :) 

new cereals preview

And here is a little preview of the new cereal recipes we played around with…. get excited!

Happy Friday! We hope you have a fabulous day!!

till next time,




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34 Responses to vanilla puffs cereal recipe

  1. omg is that COOKIE CRISP?! :P I can’t wait for the recipe! They are so cute!

    I think I’ll have to go with chocolate. This vanilla recipe is a great base for other flavors… green tea, strawberry, coffee…
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  2. Lisa says:

    These look so simple and delicious.
    So creative:)
    Have a great weekend girls!

  3. Erica says:

    The idea of homemade cereal makes me smile! SO yum! I need to make these, I think Kay would totally dig them

  4. Yes! I’m so glad you tackled a vanilla version. I’m a vanilla-over-chocolate girl. :)
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  5. I think that you two making gf cereal is awesome! I’d much prefer vanilla over chocolate. or mix both. ;) and add banana slices and almond milk.
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  6. I love this idea! I am sitting here wondering what I could use instead of just rolling them into balls. The only thing that comes to mind is to roll them out and use a pizza cutter to cut them into small squares? brilliant idea, ladies!
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  7. I am soooo going to make this! I tried to make coco puffs once with roasted chickpeas… it just wasn’t quite “right.”
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  8. I love the idea of making these because then I could make a small batch and wouldn’t have the temptation of a WHOLE box :)

  9. kat says:

    Cannot wait for cookie crisp!

  10. Do I spot cookie crisp? You ladies are geniuses. :)
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  11. Brooke says:

    Ladies! Any tips on how to roll these into squares? I tried to make squares but the dough was too crumbly along the edges. Would love your help!

  12. Woohoo! I’m so happy that you ladies developed a vanilla version! Sorry to say, but I’m not the biggest fan of chocolate, so these are more up my alley :)
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  13. Meagan says:

    This looks very delicious! I’ve done something very similar before, it’s fun!!

  14. Molly says:

    Hello! Have you tried making this with just coconut flour before (to make is grain-free)? I would imagine it would not get crunchy enough so I was curious if it’s been done before.


  15. Robin says:

    That is so cool! And I love the pictures of you eating it – too cute!

  16. Did you ladies use something like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free mix or make your own?
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  17. Chris says:

    Are these supposed to be crunchy (hard) or a little soft? How about the cocoa puffs?


  18. Ana says:

    My 4 year old and I made these thanks for the recipe! Just wondering how you store them and how long do they store?

    Thanks again!

  19. Becca says:

    I think I’m going to try this! About how many servings does it make?

  20. Sharon says:

    This look like a great snack. I am grain free, so am wondering if you tried a nut flour version? Thanks!

  21. […] you! Here are those links that I promised to the recipes I derived this from. A baby recipe & a cereal recipe. […]

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