Cookie Cereal is the latest mini cereal trend on TikTok and Instagram. If you like chocolate chip cookies and milk, you have to try this Cookie Crisp copycat cereal! Using this easy vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, everyone can enjoy this healthy dessert for breakfast that is also paleo and can easily be keto-friendly!
What is Cookie Cereal?
Did you ever eat Cookie Crisp as a kid? Imagine a cereal that uses fresh homemade chocolate chip cookies! Cookie cereal is basically just a bowl of mini cookies drenched in milk. It’s the latest craze on mini cereal that all started with pancake cereal and waffle cereal trending all over TikTok and Instagram, and it’s such a fun treat to make – and to eat. Plus, my vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy and healthy.
An Irresistibly Good Vegan Cookie Cereal
My vegan, paleo and refined sugar free chocolate chip cookie recipe is perfect for making cookie cereal. The cookies are soft in the center and crispy on the outside, giving you a chewy crunch with every bite. If you already have a favorite cookie recipe, I’ll show you how to transform it into cookie cereal!
Plus, the vegan cookie dough comes together in just one bowl with no chilling, no butter or eggs required! These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are also paleo-friendly with a low carb keto sweetener option.
Mini Cookie Recipe Ingredients
You can use any cookie dough you like for cookie cereal. But this recipe is my favorite because it’s healthy, so it makes for a guilt-free breakfast.
- Softened Coconut Oil: Use refined coconut oil or vegan butter if you don’t want any coconut flavor in your cookies.
- Coconut Sugar
- Maple Syrup: The natural sugar in maple syrup will keep your cookies sweet. You can also sub with Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup for low carb cookie cereal
- Baking Powder
- Almond Flour: This low-carb flour substitute is great for healthier dessert recipes.
- Coconut Flour
- Cinnamon: Give your cookies an irresistible warmth with a dash of cinnamon.
- Dairy Free Mini Chocolate Chips – we like Lily’s Sweets, Santa Barbara or Hu’s Kitchen
How to Make Cookie Cereal
Cookie cereal is incredibly easy to make. If you’re using your own cookie dough, skip to step 4.
- Preheat Oven: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.
- Combine Wet Ingredients: In a medium bowl, mix coconut oil and coconut sugar, using a fork until combined. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
- Add Dry Ingredients: Add baking powder, almond flour, coconut flour and cinnamon until dough is combined. Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Bake Mini Cookies: Using your hands, form tiny teaspoon-sized balls of dough. Place on the lined baking trays and press each one into a cookie shape. Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until golden on the edges.
- Let Cool: Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pans completely. Serve in bowls with milk or alone along with any other toppings.
Tips for the Best Homemade Cookie Cereal
- Don’t Use Too Much Milk: When you pour the milk into the bowl with the cookies, use a bit less than you would for normal cereal. If you cover all the cookies with milk, they might get soggy before you finish. You can always add more milk in as you go!
- Chill Dough for Easier Assembly: It can be a bit tricky to get such small bits of cookie dough onto your baking trays. If you’re having trouble, roll the dough into a few long strips and throw them in the freezer for 20 minutes. When you take out the strips of dough, you can just cut off teaspoon-sized chunks and line them up on your baking trays.
- Let Your Cookies Cool Completely: Make sure you let your mini cookies cool before assembling your cereal. If they’re still warm when you add the milk, they’ll fall apart and leave you with more of a cookie mush. It would still taste delicious, but it’s not what we’re going for here.
How to Eat Cookie Cereal
Just like any other cereal, cookie cereal is meant to be eaten in a bowl with milk. (This includes plant milks.) But you can do whatever you want with your mini cookies! They make great cake and cupcake toppers, and they’re also fun to eat plain. I can’t imagine a better snack for sharing, especially for people who like crispy cookies.
Can Cookie Cereal be Made in Advance?
Yes, cookie cereal can definitely be made ahead of time. These mini cookies will stay fresh for up to a week if you keep them stored in an airtight container or ziploc bag.
They’re also freezer friendly! Once your cookies cool, place the baking trays in the freezer for 30 minutes to quick freeze your cookies. Then, transfer them to an airtight container or resealable bag and put them back in the freezer.
How to Store Cookie Cereal
There’s no need to put your mini cookies in the fridge if you plan on eating them within the week. Just leave them in an airtight container or plastic bag. If you want to store your cookies for a later date, they’ll stay good for up to 3 months in the freezer.
More cookie recipes:
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Paleo Cookie Dough Bites
If you like chocolate chip cookies and milk, you have to try this Cookie Cereal! With my easy vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe, everyone can enjoy dessert for breakfast!
- 1/3 cup softened refined coconut oil or sub vegan butter
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or sub with Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2/3 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/3 cups superfine almond flour
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup dairy-free mini chocolate chips , we like Lily's Sweets, Santa Barbara or Hu's Kitchen
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking trays with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl, mix coconut oil and coconut sugar using a fork until combined. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla until smooth.
Add baking powder, almond flour, coconut flour and cinnamon until dough is combined. Fold in chocolate.
Using your hands, form tiny teaspoon-sized balls of dough. Place on the lined baking trays and press each one into a cookie shape. Bake for 7-8 minutes, or until golden on the edges.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pans completely. Serve in bowls with milk or alone along with any other toppings.
Use refined coconut oil if you don't want a hint of coconut flavor in your cookies