Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

I made you some Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch! One of my favorite things to do is to re-create healthy versions of unhealthy foods.  Cereal is one of those things I didn’t think I could try, but boy was I wrong!

This homemade cinnamon toast crunch came out awesome where homemade cereal is concerned!  I also made this homemade cinnamon toast crunch gluten free and vegan. 🙂

homemade cinnamon toast crunch

Not only does the store-bought cereal contain a lot of processed sugars and additives, it is also not gluten free.  My version is!  I am trying to make all my future recipes gluten free.

This was a big hit with my older daughter.  She will eat my homemade granola, but she liked this even better.  I’m not going to lie, this recipe is kind of involved, but it is worth it.  I promise!

Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Prep Time 1 hr, 15 Cook Time 30 min

Why buy cinnamon toast crunch in a box when you can pull it out of the oven?



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl and wet in another bowl .
  3. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  4. Once everything is combined, gather the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic.
  5. Stick it in the fridge to firm up (I waited about an hour).
  6. Once firm, cut the dough in half with a bench scraper .
  7. Put one half on top of a sheet of parchment paper that has been lightly sprinkled with flour.
  8. Take the plastic wrap the dough was wrapped in, and place it on top of the dough. That way, you can roll the dough thin without it sticking to the rolling pin .
  9. Roll the dough as thin as you can. It will probably cover the entire baking sheet. If you want to add the sugar coating, you can do it now.
  10. Just brush the dough with water, and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture on top. I didn’t even do that and it was still good.
  11. Use a pizza cutter to score the dough. I cut mine into little squares, but they were not all uniform.
  12. Once you have done all that, repeat the steps with the second half of the dough.
  13. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  14. Then carefully flip each piece and bake for another 15-20 minutes.


Recipe Notes

Watch the cereal carefully, because it can burn easily. Also I stored it in a glass jar in the pantry. It should last at least a week or two. Enjoy!

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89 thoughts to “Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch”

      1. Do you think it would work with regular whole wheat flour as well? I haven't any GF flour on hand and I think this would be a huge hit at my house!!
  1. Ooo, these look yummy! Neither of my older kids like to eat oats, so granola is always out. I'll have to give this a try for sure! :)
  2. Do you think almond flour would work instead of sorghum flour? I keep the almond pulp from homemade almond milk in my freezer, dehydrate and blend it to make a flour wondering if I could use that?
  3. In the cooking directions you say to cook for 15 min, then flip and cook an additional 15-20min. I can't imagine flipping each tiny square so I'm figuring when you score the rectangle into squares you don't cut all the way through -- so you can flip the rectangle not a gazzilion squares?
    1. You could also mirror another same sized cookie sheet up to the one with the squares, and flip them onto the new one, then into the oven...
      1. Finally got around to making these (wasn't in a baking mood for a while) and they are fantastic! I made them into crackers instead of cereal and I cant stop devouring them. They never made it off the baking sheet :D. Going in my recipe file for sure.
  4. Ah just saw that someone else asked the same question. I'll try it with whole wheat flour :) I've never bought sorghum so I'm not sure what it would be similar to... would chickpea flour work?
  5. Looks amazing! That's one cereal I love, but can never bring myself to buy because of all the bad stuff. Do you think the largest setting of a pasta machine would work, or is the dough too sticky for that? Thanks!
  6. I love your recipes! What can be substituted for coconut sugar in teh dough and also in teh topping. I can not find coconut sugar where I live. Thanx.
  7. You are so talented, Melissa, when it comes to snacks and desserts! Hey, you are probably talented when it comes to any cooking.:) I would love these and my kids too! Can I sub all flour for white whole wheat or ww flour?
  8. Awesome! My son keeps asking me to get Conn. Toast crunch about everytime we go to the store lately & I keep kind of stalling with "MAYBE after we finish the cereal we have"! I really just don't wanna get it because it's junk & I tell him it's junk - nothin healthy for u in it. (He's 7 tho so he doesn't Really care much, it tastes Good!) I'm gonna make this with him, need a helper ;), & so hopefully he'll Love it & think it's even better than store bought. (& me too cause that cereal Is tasty!) Thanks for the recipe. Pretty much all of urs look & sound delish!
  9. Thank you, thank you! When my family gave up processed foods several weeks ago, cereal was the number one thing my kids said they would miss. I can't wait to try this! But I laughed about 5 cups of cereal lasting a week or two in your house...48 hours tops in mine!
  10. I didn't have a chance to read other comments, so sorry if this is a repeat question. Any way to simplify this and use whole wheat flour?
      1. Thank you so much! Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my husbands favorite junk cereal, and while he enjoys the granola I make, I would love to win him over with this!!
  11. I know this is a stretch, but do you think I could use raw honey as the sweetener instead of the sugar? We have some coconut allergies. I know I couldn't coat them in honey, but just in the recipe.
    1. I think it's possible. You may need to decrease the liquid somewhere else in the recipe. If you try it, let me know if it works. :)

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