Cereal. Americans’ breakfast of choice.  It’s crunchy, sweet, accessible, fun to eat, and incredibly tasty. There’s a flavor for everyone out there; you can find fruit tasting cereal, Oreo cereal, plain cereal, diet cereal, gluten-free cereal, you name it. I used to have a bowl of cereal every morning in high school and college; this was before I turned Paleo, of course. It was for sure my go-to breakfast item and one of the things I looked forward to the most in the AM. I loved the Vanilla-Almond Special K cereal with vanilla almond milk, or Quaker’s Granola Oats-Honey-Raisins with vanilla yogurt. Ahhh, those were the days. Not! I don’t miss the bloated belly or the sugar-lows at all.

If you’ve been reading my posts lately, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been posting lots of breakfast recipes. I might as well keep them coming, right? This recipe is for all of those of you who like crunchy, sweet and delicious bowl-fulls in the AM. There’s just something great about having your own personal bowl of goodness to help you wake up and start the day right. ;) Let me introduce you to my very own Coconut-Sugar Cinnamon Puffs!

Tools You’ll Need:

  •        Baking sheet
  •        Parchment paper
  •        Mixing bowl
  •        Spatula
  •        Measuring cups
  •        Measuring spoons


  •        1 ¼ cups almond flour
  •        3 tablespoons coconut flour
  •        2 tablespoons coconut palm sugar (recommended by Dr. Oz)
  •        1 tablespoon cinnamon
  •        ¼ sea salt
  •       1 egg white
  •        1/3 cup honey
  •       3 tablespoons coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. Combine dry ingredients together: almond flour, coconut flour, coconut palm sugar, cinnamon and sea salt.
  4. Combine wet ingredients together: egg white, honey and coconut oil.
  5. Pour wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Using your hands, grab a little bit of the mixture at a time and create small balls (about 1/2 inch each - the smaller you make them, the crunchier they will be). Place each ball on your lined baking sheet.
  7. Repeat step 6 until the entire mixture is gone (make sure you leave a bit of room between each ball so they don’t stick together when they bake).
  8. Bake for 17 minutes.
  9. Let cool and store in a tight container. Enjoy them with almond/coconut milk and fruit!

* Makes 3 cups.

* Nutritional Information (per 1/2 cup): 312 calories; 21g fat; 24g carbohydrates; 8g protein.


About The Author

Mariel Lewis

I'm an avid Paleo blogger passionate about health and fitness! I love cooking with natural ingredients. This passion drives me to dream up fun culinary creations that not only nourish the body but taste great! Eating healthy doesn't have to be a drag, try some of my Paleo recipes and let me know what you think! :)

12 Responses

  1. Lydia

    Hello!! I just want to thank you for these breakfast ideas. I do miss cereal so this will be perfect. I was just wondering if there is a substitute for the coconut palm sugar? Thank you so much. You are amazing at what you do.

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Lydia! Thanks for your sweet comment! :) I would recommend subbing the coconut palm sugar with stevia. Or…if you want a bit more of a richer cereal, sub the coconut palm sugar with cocoa powder.

  2. Kim

    Hi there, i just wanted to say as a cereal addict, I’d have to thank you for this s much! But the thing is I live in Vietnam and we don’t have any access for coconut flour, except making it by yourself, which seems rather frustrating. So can I substitute it with something else? Or maybe omitting it?

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Hi Kim! I am sorry you can’t fin coconut flour over there! I honestly haven’t tried this recipe without coconut flour, therefore I am not sure if subbing the coconut flour with another flour will work. If you do end up subbing it, let me know what you used and how it turned out!

      • Kim

        Hm, so would you mind explain to me the use of coconut flour in this recipe, and others? Since I see a lot of recipes with it that i wanted to try, but couldn’t find it, so I thought of subbing it with something else. In order to do that, I’d need to know how it works, first. Thanks.xD

  3. Lydia

    Hello again, i might sound silly but i can’t find coconut flour anywhere. So i bought shredded coconut and blended it till it became a flour base. Is that okay?

  4. Lauren

    Wow this looks so cool! I get so bored with breakfasts sometimes because I feel its always the saaaaame sttuuuuff. Plus I am wheat intolerant, cows milk intolerant ….I get bloating with almost everything I eat. I avoid white sugar as much as I can AND I like to keep things healthy and wholefood so as not to get any lows. PHEW! So this recipe looks great…thanks you for sharing this , I can’t wait to try it :D

    • Mariel Lewis
      Mariel Lewis

      Thanks for your comment Lauren! Let me know what you think of these when you try ‘em. :)

  5. Jennifer

    Made these with the little ones and they were a hit. We doubled the recipe, but with the 6 of us they went fast! Crowd pleaser here, for sure. Used as a special treat/snack or a few with a smoothie for breakfast.

  6. Tina Whitcomb

    I am allergic to nuts. Is there anyway I could use coconut flour only or a combination of coconut flour and tapioca flour/starch ? If so, what amounts and how should I change the liquid ingredients? Thank you.


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