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Paleo Cereal Recipe Cranberry Almond Crunch |

Paleo Cereal Recipe


If you follow a Paleo or grain free diet, do you find yourself missing a crunchy cereal in the morning?

Well look no further, I have solved that problem for you!  Today I am going to share the best Paleo cereal recipe ever!

Want to know the best part?  At the very last bite, the cereal will still have a crunch…for real, you got to try this!!!

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Paleo Cereal Recipe Cranberry Almond Crunch |

Using A Dehydrator


I have found that this Paleo cereal recipe does best with a dehydrator!  Do you have one?

For under $50, you can get one and use it for so many amazing recipes!

Here are just a few of my favorite ways I use my dehydrator:

There are so many ways to use a dehydrator. Here is the dehydrator that I have.  You can spend a small fortune on a dehydrator, but I don’t think you need too! This one has lasted years for me and it is under $50!

4-Tray Food Dehydrator

If you wish to not purchase a dehydrator, you can use your oven on the lowest setting.  You might need to pull out your instruction manual to reconfigure your oven setting to go to a lower temperature.

Paleo Cereal Recipe Cranberry Almond Crunch |

A Healthy Portion


This is an actual serving pictured above.  Nuts are very nutrient dense, so do note that 2/3 cup is a serving and it will carry you through all the way to lunch!

Be sure to not go overboard with the serving size.  A little goes a long way and you will be amazed how a smaller serving will satisfy your needs.

Start out small and if you need to increase or decrease the serving size for your caloric needs, then do so by adding or reducing a little at a time until you find the right size that fits your dietary needs.

Should You Soak The Almonds


I want to note that it is best to soak the almonds to break down the phytic acid.  Soaking also neutralizes the enzymes which helps in aiding with proper digestion.  If you choose not to soak the almonds, this recipe will work just fine without soaking.

You can learn how to soak nuts in this post:  Is Soaking Nuts Necessary & How To Properly Soak Your Organic Raw Nuts

A Closer Look At This Paleo Cereal Recipe


I am going to zoom in so you can see just how crunchy and delicious this cereal really is!  Are you ready to make this yet?  I promise, you will love it!

And the best part, this recipe makes a full 1/2 gallon jar full of cereal (or 2 quarts).  It stores beautifully in your pantry so that you have a quick and easy go-to breakfast in the morning!

Dried Cranberries

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Paleo Cereal Recipe ~ Cranberry Almond Crunch {Gluten Free}
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Serves: 2 quarts of cereal
  1. Preheat oven to lowest setting. If using a dehydrator, dehydrate at 165º F.
  2. In a Vitamix or high powered blender, add almonds and blend until an almond meal (fine consistency) forms. Don't over blend your butter will form. Add to a large bowl.
  3. Add the shredded coconut (not flakes, that comes in later) and hot water to the high powered blender and blend for 1 minute. Strain and reserve liquid, AKA coconut milk.
  4. Add the coconut flour, cinnamon and salt to the almond flour mixture and stir to blended.
  5. In a medium bowl combine the coconut milk, honey and vanilla and stir until blended.
  6. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined.
  7. Stir in flaked coconut and dried cranberries and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Stir lightly one more time and then place this mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with un-greased parchment paper. Pat out into a thin layer.
  9. If you have a dehydrator, you can use your tray made for fruit leather. You will have to flip it over half way through the cooking time.
  10. Cook for 10-12 hours or until dry. This could vary greatly depending on which method you are using to dry the cereal.
  11. At the five hour mark I usually break up the pieces a bit and try to flip them over. This in not absolutely necessary though.
  12. Once your done cooking the cereal, allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place.

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8 thoughts on “Paleo Cereal Recipe ~ Cranberry Almond Crunch {Gluten Free}”

  1. Marilyn says:

    I have read somewhere that it isn’t necessary to soak hazel nuts and one other, maybe Brazil nuts… do you have any information about these two nuts? what about sesame seeds? thanks for your response…

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Here is an article about soaking nuts and these are the ones I also recommend for soaking:

      I am not sure about the seeds, bottom line… pay close attention to how you feel after you eat the seeds.

  2. Danielle says:

    Do you have any recommendations for candida sufferers who are supposed to avoid sugars? This would be in reference to the honey/syrup and cranberries. Is there a sugarless substitute? Would it taste okay for one to dehydrate their own cranberries to avoid those with added sugar? Could Stevia or Xylitol help with the flavor?

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      Yep you certainly can make this with stevia (I like to use all natural stevia out of my own garden). For cranberries you can use cranberries sweetened with apple juice or you certainly can dehydrate your own without any issues.

  3. Debra says:

    I have candida issue (UGH!) and would love to make this cereal but the honey…is there another way it could work for the sugar challenged?

    1. Halle Cottis says:

      You could leave the honey out all together if you’d like.

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