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