Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal Recipe

Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is a popular breakfast option thanks to its sweet cinnamon sugar flavor and satisfying crunch. Making this popular cereal at home allows you to eat a fresh, preservative-free version with adjustable sweetness and spice levels. This homemade recipe is a fun and delicious way to start your day with a kick of cinnamon and a hint of nostalgia.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup water

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


  1. Preheat Oven and Prepare Baking Sheet:
  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a large bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt.
  1. Add Wet Ingredients:
  • Stir in the vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and water to form a dough.
  1. Roll and Cut the Dough:
  • On a floured surface, roll the dough out to about 1/8 inch thickness.
  • Using a sharp knife or a pizza cutter, cut the dough into small squares, about 1/2 inch each.
  1. Bake:
  • Transfer the squares to the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until crispy.
  1. Prepare Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
  • In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the coating.
  • Brush the baked squares with melted butter, then sprinkle them with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  1. Cool and Serve:
  • Allow the cereal to cool completely on the baking sheet. It will continue to crisp as it cools.
  • Store in an airtight container.

This homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is not only a healthier alternative to store-bought, but it’s also a fun way to add some variety to your morning routine. With its irresistible cinnamon sweetness and perfect crunch, it’s sure to please both children and adults. Serve with your favorite milk or sprinkle over yogurt for a delicious breakfast or snack anytime!