Homemade, Naturally-Sweetened “Smacks” Cereal

Homemade, Naturally-Sweetened "Smacks" Cereal

Homemade, Naturally Sweetened "Smacks" Cereal

Sweet cereal is one of those things that I hate loving so much. I don’t buy it often (maybe once or twice a year) because it’s terrible for you and really, doesn’t keep a belly full. One of my favorites is Kellogg’s Smacks. Does the bright red box with a green frog ring a bell? Kellogg's Smacks

These things are so wonderfully light and crunchy that you can eat half a box without blinking. Unfortunately though, the ingredient list looks like this:Kellogg's Smacks Ingredients

So I was determined to create a more natural recipe for Smacks that I could eat with fewer concerns. Yes it still contains sugar, but in natural, unprocessed forms and in minimal amounts. These taste SO LEGIT guys, and they are a piece of cake to make. If you aren’t a big cereal person, this also makes an awesome snack, just like granola. Handfuls and handfuls.

Homemade, Naturally Sweetened "Smacks" Cereal

Breakfast awaits!

Homemade, Naturally Sweetened "Smacks" Cereal

Homemade, Naturally Sweetened “Smacks” Cereal

5 minutes

15 minutes

Yield: 7 servings

Serving Size: About 1 1/2 cups


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1/4 pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 ounce bag puffed kamut (I used Arrowhead Mills)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Line two rimmed baking sheets with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Stir first 4 ingredients together in a large bowl.
  4. Gradually stir in puffed kamut, mixing thoroughly to combine.
  5. Divide the cereal mixture between the two baking sheets, spreading the cereal to the edges of the pan in a thin, even layer.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes then remove from the oven and mix/turn cereal. Return to the oven and bake 5 more minutes.
  7. Let cool for 10 minutes and then break up into small clusters. Allow cereal to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight bag or container.
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