Did you grow up with Cinnamon Toast Crunch? Those sugar-y, cinnamon-y squares were a breakfast-time treat. And maybe even better than the cereal was the cinnamon milk leftover at the end. So good! But, also, not that good for you. While Cinnamon Toast Crunch and other commercial cereals use clever marketing phrases like “good source of nutrients,” “made with whole grains” and “can help lower cholesterol,” the truth is most supermarket cereal is loaded with sugar.
I was definitely sad when I learned just what was inside my favorite cereal: fructose, maltodextrin, dextrose, trisodium phosphate, soy lecithin, caramel color, and BHT. No thanks! But that disappointment was mitigated when I discovered a healthier homemade version from whole foods baker Laurel Gallucci’s new cookbook Sweet Laurel Savory. I can’t stop making it (and slurping the cinnamon milk).
This Toasted Cinnamon Cereal Tastes Just as Good, But Is So Much Better
This toasted cinnamon cereal by Sweet Laurel offers the same familiar flavors of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. However, it’s much, *much* healthier. Let us take a minute to rave: