vanilla puffs cereal recipe

by purelytwins

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.ย 

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.ย 

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



  • 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
  • 45 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 takes 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

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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Jojo @ RunFastEatLots August 9, 2013 - 10:42 am

omg is that COOKIE CRISP?! ๐Ÿ˜› 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…

Lisa August 9, 2013 - 12:06 pm

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

Erica August 9, 2013 - 12:26 pm

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

purelytwins August 9, 2013 - 3:04 pm

us too Erica ๐Ÿ™‚

Chef Amber Shea August 9, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Yes! I’m so glad you tackled a vanilla version. I’m a vanilla-over-chocolate girl. ๐Ÿ™‚

purelytwins August 9, 2013 - 3:04 pm

so is Michelle ๐Ÿ˜‰ xoxo

sara @ fitcupcaker August 9, 2013 - 1:39 pm

yum ๐Ÿ™‚

Christine | Oatmeal Bowl August 9, 2013 - 1:43 pm

I think that you two making gf cereal is awesome! I’d much prefer vanilla over chocolate. or mix both. ๐Ÿ˜‰ and add banana slices and almond milk.

purelytwins August 9, 2013 - 3:05 pm

thanks girl, and oh yes some bananas would be nice

calee @ life + running August 9, 2013 - 2:51 pm

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!

purelytwins August 9, 2013 - 3:05 pm

that is a great idea too ๐Ÿ™‚ much faster haha

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 9, 2013 - 3:57 pm

I am soooo going to make this! I tried to make coco puffs once with roasted chickpeas… it just wasn’t quite “right.”

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 9, 2013 - 4:07 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

kat August 10, 2013 - 12:33 am

Cannot wait for cookie crisp!

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 11, 2013 - 10:02 am

Do I spot cookie crisp? You ladies are geniuses. ๐Ÿ™‚

purelytwins August 11, 2013 - 11:33 am

๐Ÿ˜‰ Katie yep

Brooke August 11, 2013 - 1:46 pm

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!

Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 11, 2013 - 2:51 pm

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

purelytwins August 11, 2013 - 7:41 pm

glad to help sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚ ENJOY!

Meagan August 12, 2013 - 10:10 am

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

Molly August 12, 2013 - 6:00 pm

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.


purelytwins August 12, 2013 - 6:26 pm

we have not tried it with just coconut flour, so not sure how well it would turn out.

Robin August 12, 2013 - 7:06 pm

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

purelytwins August 12, 2013 - 8:38 pm


Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite August 21, 2013 - 11:03 am

Did you ladies use something like Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free mix or make your own?

purelytwins August 21, 2013 - 1:59 pm

rebecca we made our own, the one mix we give in our cookbook

Rebecca @ Runner with an Appetite August 21, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Good to know. Thanks!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Chris August 22, 2013 - 8:05 am

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


purelytwins August 22, 2013 - 10:28 am

our version came out soft, if you use nuts they can turn out a little crunchy.

Ana August 26, 2013 - 12:39 pm

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!

purelytwins August 26, 2013 - 3:53 pm

Ana you can store in fridge for about a week or store in freezer for longer.

Becca January 24, 2014 - 1:35 pm

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

Sharon January 29, 2014 - 9:03 am

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

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Lisa February 24, 2015 - 10:32 am

Thank you!! I’ve been hunting for a healthy puff recipe for my 14 month old. I try to make all her food but puffs are nice to have on the go. The only recipes I’ve found have rice or baby cereal, which in my mind defeats the purpose. Excited to try these!

Amber March 7, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Would an egg replacer work as I can’t have eggs or flax seeds?

purelytwins March 8, 2015 - 10:58 am

no sure, you can give it a try we are unsure of the final results

Joseph March 31, 2015 - 3:54 pm

Hi, this recipe looks great but I just have a quick question. Does the flour blend need to include xanthan gum or can that be left out?

purelytwins March 31, 2015 - 3:59 pm

it can be left out

Zuza May 9, 2017 - 4:45 am

I doubled the recipe and OMG I spent ages rolling these balls haha but it was worth it, they’re delicious, thank you for recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

purelytwins May 9, 2017 - 9:37 am

Ya it takes time ๐Ÿ˜‰ SO glad you enjoyed it.


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