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Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal

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Raw Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal Recipe

~ raw, vegan, gluten-free ~

If you know me or at least have read some of my breakfast cereal posts, you will see that I am a sucker for a bowl of crunchy cereal, well actually any cereal.

Especially the kind where you make a nest in the corner of the couch, bundled up in a fuzzy blanket, a bowl tucked under your chin (can’t lose a drop of almond milk) while one spoonful gets shoveled in one right after the other. Yep, this is one of those cereals.

It is crunchy and laced with a hint of banana and a good dose of cinnamonomomomomomomom.  If you don’t have almond pulp on hand, you can use finely ground almonds, but the texture will be a bit denser.  Nothing wrong with dense, of course, and I love experiencing different textures in the beautiful world of raw.

This batch of cereal turned into 225 little squares of goodness.  As you will notice in the list of ingredients, I only used 1/4 cup of maple syrup.

Each little square only has .25 grams of sweetener in it!  Not so bad if you ask me. :)  But you can always add more, or better yet, just drizzle a little extra on top when you dish it up.  Just make sure that the bananas are ripe; that way, they are sweeter and much easier on the good ole’ digestive system.  I hope you give this recipe a try, and be sure to let me know how it goes.


Yields 5 cups dry cereal (225 squares, I counted)


  1. In a large bowl combine the almond pulp, banana, almond butter, flax meal, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
    • Remove all jewels from your hands and dive in.  Mix everything really well.
  2. Spread the batter out onto the teflex sheet that comes with the dehydrator.
    • On an Excalibur machine, I used one tray, spreading the batter from one edge to the other.
    • Use a spatula to spread it nice and even, dipping it in water every once in a while, so it didn’t stick to the batter.
  3. Score into desired sizes.  I found a ruler in my husband’s tool box drawer that was 18″ long. Perfect for scoring!
  4. Dust with additional cinnamon if you wish.
  5. Dehydrate at 145 degrees for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) for 8 hours.
    • Flip the tray over onto another that has the mesh sheet only.
    • Peel the teflex sheet off and return to the dehydrator for another 8 hours or until dry.
  6. Snap apart on the score lines and place them in an airtight container.  Stored on the counter, it will last 2-3 days. Fridge – 1-2 weeks.  Freezer – 1-2 months.

The Institute of Culinary Ingredients™

Culinary Explanations:

  • Why do I start the dehydrator at 145 degrees (F)?  Click (here) to learn the reason behind this.
  • When working with fresh ingredients, it is essential to taste test as you build a recipe.  Learn why (here).
  • Don’t own a dehydrator? Learn how to use your oven (here). I do, however honestly believe that it is a worthwhile investment. Click (here) to learn what I use.

Scoring the batter into desired sizes

Scoring the batter into desired sizes

Scoring the batter into desired sizes

Almond cinnamon batter ready to dry

Here it is, dried and crunchified!

Dried and crunchified Raw Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal

I had made this cereal several times.  I always play around with

thicknesses and found that I genuinely enjoy it thick and thin. The

thicker squares have more structure.

Thick and thin Raw Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal Pieces


(Nouveau Raw Food Determining Association) conducted a test at

Nouveau Raw Kitchens, The Soggy Cereal Test.
The subject: Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal.  
Object: to see how long this raw cereal could stand up to almond milk before getting soggy.  

No animals were harmed in this test.  
The results posted below.

Raw Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal with almond milk before getting soggy

Step 1 ~ Add almond milk.

Adding the almond milk into Raw Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal

Step 2 ~ Taste test at 5 minutes…10 minutes…20 minutes…30 minutes…

Taste test at 5 minutes

Taste test at 10 minutes

Taste test at 15 minutes

Taste test at 30 minutes

The lab tech conducting this test ate the whole bowl of the subject matter.
By the time 30 minutes hit.  Still had crunch.  This concludes our test — :) Pats belly.

By the time 30 minutes hit, still had crunch




9 thoughts on “Cinnamon Almond Butter Cereal

  1. Could you suggest a substitute for bananas? I have trouble digesting them, but love your recipes.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Penelope,

      Well, you could always try avocado or ever fresh Young Thai coconut meat… I haven’t tested them myself so this will be an experiment. Perhaps even apple sauce. If you give a try, keep me posted. Blessings, amie sue

    • kate says:

      how about mango, mashed up….or apples made into a raw apple sauce. or…..as Amie said, the young Thai coconut meat, blended into a soft pudding like yogurt. You could even mash up strawberries…..

  2. Jacqueline says:

    My husband [Dan] really loves cereal and this sounds right up his alley. thanks so much for all your hard work. I have a few recipes I have developed myself and I know how it can be. But what joy when it turns out great. Jacque

  3. Wendy says:

    Amy sue,
    Just looking at the ingredients lists, my mouth is watering.
    I love photo with the cereal in the milk . It is strawberry season here so this will be made this week to enjoy after a visit to the farm market Saturday !
    THANKYOU SO MUCH for the angle that you used when
    photographing the tray . Especially photo #1. Now I can see how thick/thin to spread . Yippeee!

    • amie-sue says:

      lol, you bet Wendy :) Also know that you can spread it even thinner if want a “lighter” cereal bite. The thicker, the hardier the cereal will be. Both ways are wonderful. Enjoy and keep me posted how it goes! Blessings and joy, amie sue

  4. Sophie says:

    if i don’t have almond pulp from making almond milk, can i take almonds and grind them up and add water?

    • amie-sue says:

      I am sure that you can Sophie. I use almond pulp for the wonderful texture that it gives the recipes that I use them in. :) Enjoy and have fun, amie sue

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