Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal. (Gluten/Grain/Dairy Free)

Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal. (Gluten/Grain/Dairy Free)

Cookies can make an awesome (and FUN) Breakfast. Its just that those cookies in cereal boxes filled with junk white flour, and white sugar..probably should not be eaten by anyone..let alone fed to a child for breakfast.

First let me applaud you if you have made the choice to feed your kid(s) REAL Food. There is no greater gift you can give a little person than a start filled with amazing food to nourish their growing little bodies - and to instill in them lifelong habits.

Your little people, sometimes deserve cookies for breakfast. And heck, you probably do too! Especially if you have allergies, food intolerances or celiac. Life should never be about what you can't have..but what you CAN have.

I hope more than anything this recipe gives you back something that perhaps you felt you lost. I had a blast developing it, and I hope you have just as much making these tiny little crunchy cereal cookies, and even more fun pouring them into a bowl with milk.



  • Paleo Cookie Crisp Cereal.


    • 1 packed cup of blanched almond flour
    • 1 cup tapioca starch
    • 1/2 cup coconut palm sugar (organic white sugar, sucanat or another granulated sugar of choice should work!)
    • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoon baking power (I use double acting)
    • 1 teaspoon oil or melted butter
    • 2 Large Eggs
    • mini chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life brand)


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2. Mix together the cookie dough ingredients, leaving out the chocolate chips.
    3. Put the cookie dough into a piping bag. Squeeze rows of tiny "candy dots" sized cookies (about an 1/8 of a teaspoon) onto the cookie sheet, leaving a little space between each cookie. (Not much space though, as they will only spread a tiny bit!)
    4. Stick 1-2 chocolate chips into each mini cookie.
    5. Bake 6-7 minutes until firm and lightly golden.
    6. Repeat with two more trays (3 trays total).
Brittany Angell

68 comments | Leave your own

  1. Liz

    I’d use the mini-chocolate chips on these. Going to try with another flour (possibly fava) since I can’t have almonds.

    1. Lisa Adams

      Whiz some raw sunflower seeds for a little bit (so as *not* to make nut butter) in a food processor or really good blender. Boom! “Sunflour”.

  2. nostalgicmama

    I am SO excited to try these! I have to say, I kinda miss cereal. πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  3. Diedre

    This sounds delicious! Is there any way to do this recipe without any starch??

  4. the 3volution of j3nn

    Way too cute! They look delicious and so inviting sitting in that bowl. I’d love some with cold milk!

  5. Deb


    Is 1 tsp of butter and 1 T of vanilla really all the fluids in the recipe? Thanks.

  6. Jaime W

    I’m making these right now! Except one thing, are you sure it’s 1tsp of oil or 1 tbsp? My batter is very crumbly πŸ™

  7. jackie

    I’m having the same problem, dough is powder πŸ™ Not sure what to do.

  8. Kendra

    Oh NO! I am making these right now and they are super crumbly! Kinda like powder. Help!

  9. nicolette

    Is there anything I can use instead of tapioca starch?

  10. Jaime W

    Mistakes happen! No worries, I should have waited a little bit anyways! I just know my kids will dig this in the morning! Thank you for updating the recipe, now on to make a new batch! πŸ™‚

  11. Anne

    These look incredible. Do you think I could get away with using flax “eggs”?

  12. marie

    This recipe looks very good. I would also use as a snack for work πŸ™‚ Also, I have to ask…where did you get that spoon? I have seen and been looking for silverware like that for about 3 years and can not seem to find it. I love the handle πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  13. Jen

    Could I use honey instead of sugar?

  14. jaclyn

    Cant wait to try these! I have loads of regular almond flour and frozen almond pulp from making milk.. Will either of those work or is blanched best??

  15. Kat

    could I use potato flour instead of the tapioca starch?

  16. danielle

    Can I use regular whole wheat or oat flour or does almond work best? Thanks for great recipe idea, I can’t wait to try making it!

  17. Michelle B.

    I’m relatively new to gluten-free baking for my son that has Celiac. I haven’t baked many GF foods yet, since I’ve been busy trying to get the main staples perfected. Anyway, do you have a recommended source to buy blanched almond flour? I’ve only been able to find almond meal. Are those interchangeable?

    1. Kendra

      I get mine from Amazon. Being that I live 1 1/2 hours from any place that sells it, I like to buy it online. I have gotten Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour. Also, from what I understand, some recipes such as cooking can be interchanged with meal, but baking tends to be more precise on what it calls for. Hope this helps : )

    2. Brianne

      I used almond meal from Trader Joe’s and they turned out great! They were SO delicious!!! I’m addicted!!!

  18. Jessica

    Wow, this recipe looks amazing! My kids will love this. What a great change from eggs every morning πŸ™‚ Thank you for this πŸ™‚

  19. Carolyn

    These look so cute and delicious. You are such a sweetie!

  20. Melissa Herrera

    You rock, Brittany! I can hardly wait to try these! They are so cute & will such a treat for my kids! Thank you for what you do. You make food allergies tolerable, & maybe even a blessing since I’ve become a better & more creative cook because of them.

  21. Jessica

    Just made them, they were a blast for my 3 year old to help with the chocolate chips! A great lesson in patience. I used 1 cup arrowroot instead of the tapioca starch and they worked great, crunchy and delicious! Thanks again!

  22. Christie

    This is awesome!! You are a genius!!! I can’t wait to try it!!

  23. Em

    Would you be able to use coconut flour instead of almond flour?

  24. Lauren @ Sweat The Sweet Stuff

    Oh my lord this looks good! Thank you for this amazingness! πŸ™‚

  25. Lisa

    OK..YUM! Perfect recipe for our teen sons who are becoming wheat free due to allergies/digestion issues. I’m going to try chopping a frozen sugar free chocolate bar and mixing in to spare the last step of pressing chips into the dough. You are a clever cook-ie (pun intended! LOL!) THANK YOU!! πŸ™‚

  26. Judy

    Made these today. Can’t have eggs so i made flax eggs and it worked. Needed a little extra moisture so I added a tiny bit of cashew milk. Very crunchy and very yummy. Had to let them cook a bit longer to get the crunch but it worked. My grandson will love these.

  27. Chance

    Your recipes are so inspiring! I made these tonight and they are not only delicious, but cute. I doubled the recipe and made half with cinnamon and not chocolate chips – homemade cinnamon toast crunch! My kids will be so excited with this treat tomorrow. Thanks, Chance

  28. Debby Burke

    This is great! I made this using sunflower seed flour, 1 to 1 mix of flax meal and tapioca flour for eggs and crispiness and i did not use any chocolate chips as I wanted to be able to add blueberries. YUMMY! I got tired of piping the little dots so I just spread the last bit of dough very thin on parchment paper, sprinkled some coconut sugar and cinnamon on top and made crackers! Or, cinnamon toast crunch, which is what it tasted like!!! I may use this to make puppy chow this winter!

  29. Amanda

    I made these this morning, and ate a bowl for lunch. Oh my yum! I used Arrowroot powder instead of Tapioca, but otherwise followed the recipe by the book. Since I didn’t have a “real” bag for piping, I put the batter in a small Ziploc baggie and cut the tip off of one of the corners. It worked great! Thanks for offering such a tasty treat!

  30. Melysa

    Hi! So I found your blog thru instagram and omg I just love your creativeness and can’t wait to try your recipes out! This one is first on my list as I used to eat cookie crisp cereal all the time as a kid. So excited to try em out! But one thing, I don’t have coconut sugar and I was wondering would honey work instead? Thanks!

  31. Nelly

    Wow!! I’m impressed. I didn’t expect it to be this good. I’m having me a bowl with coconut milk as we speak. I had ran out of vanilla and used maple extract instead. I’m not sure it is paleo but it’s all I had at the moment. I will make it again with real vanilla. I hope my husband likes it as much as I liked it. Thank you!

  32. Tracy

    Well, mine don’t look nearly as beautiful as yours, but they taste good! I used arrowroot powder because that’s all I had. Mine didn’t brown very much on the top. The kids think they are delicious though and are anxiously awaiting the morning when they get to have cereal!

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  34. Jamie

    These look great and I am trying to change the way my family eats and am looking for variety. I was wondering what a serving would be for these? Thanks πŸ™‚

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