Hey there friends!

Oh let the homemade cereal addiction continue. Shall we? Ok. You don’t have to tell us twice ๐Ÿ˜‰

two ways to make cookie crisps

Since we have you all thinking of your childhood by recreating some classic cerealsย that we all probably enjoyed growing up…

cocoa puffs

vanilla puffs

cinnamon toast crunch

And today we are going to be adding to that list. We haveย figured out how to make COOKIE CRISP cereal. Hang on tight friends because we aren’t just sharing one way of making them… but TWO ways! We know. Crazy.ย 

Gluten-free egg-free dairy-free can be made grain-free cookie crisp cereal.

cookie crisps

How cute are these little guys ? Seriously could they get any cuter?

cutting cookie crisps

The first way we made them is by rolling the dough out and cutting (using a frosting tip) out the mini cookie crisp into mini circles. Very easy to do, but time consuming. Like our cocoa puffs and yes… totally worth it.

gluten free homemade cookie crisps

We fell in love. Made these twice already. You know just to make sure they were tasty and purely twins approved ๐Ÿ˜‰

Even better when you get to enjoy them with family and a big bowl of homemade milk.

cookie crisps small

The second way we made our homemade cookie crisp is by piping them. Again very easy to do and a little less time consuming. ย This way provides a little bit lighter feel in the overall texture.

gluten free protein egg free cookie crisps cereal

Please make these. Please make these and invite us over!

Here is how we made our homemade cookie crisp cereal.

homemade cookie crisps recipe โ€“ roll out version

homemade cookie crisps recipe โ€“ roll out version

Allergy friendly homemade cookie crisp roll out cereal.

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellowish plantain (7oz once peeled)
  • 1/4 cup perfect fit protein powder** (or almond meal)
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2-3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, semi soft
  • 3 tablespoons Enjoy life chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325.
  2. Peel plantain and weigh it out to get 7 oz. Roughly chop and place in food processor. Pulse until pureed. This takes a little bit of time to get it smooth.
  3. Once smooth, add in coconut flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and coconut oil. Mix together.
  4. Then dump batter into a large bowl and stir in arrowroot and chocolate chips. Add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot in at time. Add enough to where the batter is not too sticky. Want batter to be easy to work with.
  5. Roll out cereal batter as thin as you prefer.
  6. Once rolled out, cut into mini circles using a frosting piping tip. Carefully pick up circles, we recommend using an offset spatula.
  7. Place cookie crisp onto a parchment lined cookie tray.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  9. **NOTE: to make grain-free do 1/4 cup almond meal over the perfect fit protein powder.
http://purelytwins.com/2013/08/23/homemade-gluten-free-egg-free-cookie-crisp-cereal-recipe/

And a little side note about both these recipes, we used plantain as our “flour” so if you cannot find plantains we recommend using 1 cup of flour. Please note you may need more or less, so start with adding 1/4 cup at a time until you get the cookie dough batter.

Or you can make our plantain free almond meal based cinnamon toast crunch recipe (the second one), and omit the cinnamon and sugar. Add in chocolate chips and make into circles.

Now for the piping cookie crisp recipe.

homemade cookie crisps recipe โ€“ piping

homemade cookie crisps recipe โ€“ piping

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellowish plantain (7oz once peeled)
  • 1/4 cup perfect fit protein powder** (or almond meal)
  • 2-3 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, semi soft
  • 3 tablespoons Enjoy life chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325.
  2. Peel plantain and weigh it out to get 7 oz. Roughly chop and place in food processor. Pulse until pureed. This takes a little bit of time to get it smooth.
  3. Once smooth, add in coconut flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and coconut oil. Mix together.
  4. Then dump batter into a large bowl and stir in arrowroot and chocolate chips. Add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot in at time.
  5. Place cookie crisp batter into a piping bag and being to pipe little dots on cookie tray. May need a knife to scrap as the batter might be a little sticky when piping dots.
  6. Place cookie crisp onto a parchment lined cookie tray.
  7. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  8. **NOTE: to make grain-free do 1/4 cup almond meal over the perfect fit protein powder.
  9. And if you do not have plantains do one cup of regular flour.
http://purelytwins.com/2013/08/23/homemade-gluten-free-egg-free-cookie-crisp-cereal-recipe/

It brings us such joy to be able to enjoy cookie crisp again as it was a cereal we enjoyed growing up.

Twins questions: Are you a cookie crisp cereal fan? Do you like rolling out dough or piping something instead?

till next time,

xoxo

L&M

purely twins

 

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45 thoughts on “homemade cookie crisp cereal recipe – 2 ways

  1. Any coconut replacement?

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 11:16 am
    1. Julie well there is really no true replacement for coconut flour, but you could try to do more flour and arrowroot to make up for it. But the second recipe we share does not have coconut flour ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Posted on August 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm
  2. Yum!! Between this and the cinnamon toast crunch I have alot of cereal making to do… Genius recipe as usual!

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm
  3. This was my favorite cereal! I love cookies. Defintiely making these. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm
    1. one of our favorites too ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:58 pm
  4. Piping out the dough is a smart idea! Another method would be to roll the dough into a long thin snake, and cutting it into little pieces.

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm
    1. that would work too ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:00 pm
  5. That was one of my favorite cereals growing up- that and Oat Bran (random, I know!). This looks delicious

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm
    1. OMG we loved OAT bran too, it was a cereal we ate with our grandfather ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:09 pm
  6. Too cool! I can’t believe I totally forgot about Cookie Crisp! I never got it as a kid bc my parents never bought it, but I loved when I slept over at a friends house and her parents had it! Total treat! Gotta try this one!

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:02 pm
  7. Oh my gosh!! These are amazing!! I love how cute they are <3

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 6:10 pm
  8. OHhh, I used to love Cookie Crisp (and only got to eat it occasionally at friends’ houses because we never got it). Another cereal I used to LOVE and wish I could remember what they were called – they were filled with fruit, like jelly – strawberry and probably other flavors too – I think blueberry, but I don’t really remember anything else about them, lol.

    Posted on August 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm
  9. So genius, never would have thought of making cereal like that! They look so cute, haha. And it sounds delicious.

    Posted on August 24, 2013 at 12:59 am
    1. thanks Ellie ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted on August 24, 2013 at 7:38 am
  10. Gosh girls, these look fantastic. I’ve never had cookie crisp cereal but I bet yours is 100 hundred times tastier, and of course healthier!

    Posted on August 24, 2013 at 5:54 am
    1. thank you Emma!

      Posted on August 24, 2013 at 7:39 am
  11. Cookie Crisp Cereal was the BOMB! I want to order a box for your to ship my way!

    Posted on August 25, 2013 at 11:54 pm
  12. Can you use a whey protein powder for this recipe?

    Posted on September 16, 2013 at 1:07 am
    1. Kathy yes.

      Posted on September 16, 2013 at 3:32 pm
  13. can you use any protein powder for this?
    thanks so much!!

    Posted on April 30, 2014 at 11:07 am
    1. Keira yes

      Posted on April 30, 2014 at 1:09 pm
  14. If I can’t find a plantain, can I use almond meal/flour instead of regular flour? How much?

    Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:04 pm
    1. You can make our plantain free almond meal based cinnamon toast crunch recipe (the second one), and omit the cinnamon and sugar. Add in chocolate chips and make into circles. http://purelytwins.com/2013/08/16/homemade-cinnamon-toast-crunch-cereal-recipe/

      Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:46 pm
  15. SO excited to try making this! I am just getting into DIY cereal, and this looks like a nice alternative for kids. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 7:17 am
    1. Awesome! Let us know how you like it.

      Posted on October 7, 2014 at 8:56 am
  16. Just got done mixing this up. Can’t wait to try it! I tried to roll them out this time and I will definitely try piping next time…I could not get my dough to look like the picture of yours. Mine was very sticky, I ended up with at least an extra 1/4 cup of arrowroot trying to roll it out and it was still a sticky mess. I ended up just plopping small pieces on the parchment. They are baking right now, hoping for the best, they smell amazing!

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 10:06 am
  17. What to use instead of almond meal? as allergic to all the nuts?

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm
    1. You can you use flour

      Posted on November 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm
  18. cannot use protein powder either as of protein whey cant eat it any suggestions what to use instead of almond meal and protein powder.

    Posted on November 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm
    1. You can use any flour you can have

      Posted on November 7, 2014 at 7:14 pm
      1. Same quantity as almond meal? Any example for flour?

        Posted on November 7, 2014 at 7:55 pm
        1. Yep.

          Posted on November 8, 2014 at 9:36 am
  19. How many cups of cereal does this make?

    Posted on November 23, 2015 at 2:59 pm
    1. Around 1 1/2 cups maybe, we are not 100% sure.

      Posted on December 3, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  20. This recipe looks amazing ! I want to make this as soon as possible but first I have a question. Can I use whey protein powder or collagen protein powder or ALOHA chocolate protein powder as a substitute for the fit protein powder?

    Posted on February 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm
    1. Yes you can use any protein powder.

      Posted on February 29, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  21. Made these!!!! They turned out like mini chocolate chip pancakes ,but taste amazing !!!!!!!!!!!Will defiantly use them in my cereal tomorrow. Next time I am going to use lots more arrowroot flour! I Think my batter was just to watery with only 2.5 tablespoons of arrow root. Better luck next time, but still taste awesome!

    Posted on March 2, 2016 at 10:52 pm
  22. I love your ideas and healthy recipes…i am wondering how long these will last if I store them in a container..??should it be refrigerated?

    Posted on March 12, 2016 at 7:42 pm
    1. If you refrigerated they should last a week. You can freeze them too for longer shelf life and we find they stay crunchier when kept in freezer.

      Posted on March 13, 2016 at 10:56 am