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?
So I was determined to create a more natural recipe for Smacks that I could eat without guilt. Yes they still contain sweetener, 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
Serving size: 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 Arrowhead Mills puffed kamut (use puffed rice for gluten-free)
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.
These keep well for 2 to 3 weeks if they are in an airtight container or plastic bag. I actually prefer a plastic zip bag, because then I can squeeze out all the extra air for optimum freshness.
Because these keeps so well, they make a great gift and even hold up well in the mail (just leave a little air in the bag so the cereal isn't crushed).