Crunchy Nut-Free Keto Cinnamon Cereal


Step 1To make the sunbutter, place the sunflower seeds in a food processor and process until smooth (here's a step-by-step guide). I used my Kenwood mixer with a food processor attachment.

Step 2Add shredded coconut, hemp hearts, cinnamon (I like cinnamon so I used 2 tbsp), salt and give it a short blitz just enough to combine the ingredients. Do not over-process.

Step 3Add the chia seeds, sweetener, coconut milk, water and process for a few more seconds.

Step 4Let the mixture sit for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 135 °C/ 275 °F. When the mixture is set, divide in half. Each half will fill up one oven tray, so you can either bake both halves on two trays or keep one half in the fridge in a ziploc bag for up to 5 days and bake when needed.
Using a spatula, spread the dough on a baking sheet lined with non-stick baking mat like this one or a strong parchment paper (regular parchment paper may tear).

Step 5The dough should be about 1/8 - inch (1/4 cm) thick. To spread it thin, you can place a piece of parchment paper on top of the dough and use a rolling pin.
Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake for 30 minutes or until crisped up. When done, remove from the oven and cut into 1-inch (2 cm) squares with a sharp knife or using a pizza cutter. Let it cool down for 10-15 minutes to crisp up.
You can pre-cut the dough before placing it in the oven to make it easier to cut the squares.

Step 6Once cooled, store in an air-tight container for up to 2 weeks. Serve with coconut milk, cream, almond milk or yogurt, and top with some berries. Because the cereal doesn't have to be refrigerated, it's also an excellent travel-friendly snacking option.