September 22, 2011

Paleo Breakfast Cereal Recipe

A lot of would-be “Paleo converts” whine that they’d miss their (grain-based) cereal if they went Paleo. So here’s a neat recipe for homemade ‘Paleo Crunch’ based off of the paleo cereal made by CrossFit charity Steve’s Original, known as Paleo Krunch. I’d love to buy Paleo Krunch, Steve, I really would, but you just won’t send it to me in the UK, will ya? =)

Anyway, to all you wannabe Groks out there, here’s a solution for you to get your cereal fix – minus the inflammatory effects of grains. It takes about 15 minutes to make so you can tell your fat friends to LOSE THEIR EXCUSE!



1/2 c. coconut oil

1/2 c. raw honey

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 c. raw pumpkin seeds

1/2 c. raw sunflower seeds

1 c. almond meal

1 c. shredded, unsweetened coconut

2 c. raw slivered or chopped almonds



1. Pre-heat oven to 325 F

2.  Whisk first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

3. Add all dry ingredients into a large bowl and mix the wet ingredients with the dry.  Combine well.  On a baking sheet with small sides spread a thin layer of the mixture.  Place in oven for about 10 minutes take out and mix around a bit and place back in oven for another 5-10 minutes.  You just want it toasted, once it looks nice and toasted take out and let cool for 5 minutes.  I keep it in an air tight container in the pantry.


  1. Faisal says:

    Would be helpful to say/link which brands you used.

  2. Chayrl says:

    I just finished making this for the first time, OMG!!! I took a taste before baking it was like eating the best cookie dough ever!
    I’m trying to figure out some good snacking things for a road trip,,this is on the top of my list for every thing~LOVE IT!

  3. Nicci says:

    Could I use coconut flour instead of almond meal?

  4. matthew says:

    I bet if you take the mix spread it thick in the bottom of a square pan you can make the Paleo Grain-less granola bars out of it. The ingredients are the same.

  5. Mischelle40 says:

    I substituted some of the nuts for others I had on hand. I also added a bit of cinnamon for added flavor. I used the correct measurements, but it seems to be still kind of moist after the cooking time. I hope it hardens up as it cools. It smells great in my kitchen right now, though.

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  7. Wendy says:

    I really, really, really dislike coconut. I might be able to get around the coconut oil but not the flakes in any manner.
    Do you think this recipe could be made successfully without the coconut?

  8. Stella says:

    Yum. Made this on greaseproof baking paper and it broke off in chunks like pieces of muesli bar. Really nice, thanks for sharing. Love crunchy stuff!
    Used a bag of mixed sunflower/pumpkin/sesame/linseed. Will make again!

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  10. Mitch says:

    OMG – this stuff is amazing, now to make it last a whole week!!

  11. Brooke says:

    what do i add to this when i want to eat it? or do i just eat dry cereal? :)

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  13. Tim says:

    Could chia seeds replace the pumpkin seeds? I throw up in my mouth a little just thinking about pumpkin seeds. Lol.


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