Honey Bunches of Paleo Cereal (grain-free)

This was a mistake gone right!  I initially started out wanting to make some “granola bars” from some of the leftover ingredients from my Trail Mix Cookies.  After baking and letting it cool down, I tried to cut my creation into bars just to watch it crumble before my eyes.  Frustrated, I tried a handful of my failure and thought that this would be great in a bowl with coconut milk.  I was right…and my grain-free, paleo cereal was born!

Honey Bunches of Paleo Cereal (grain-free)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13 pan with coconut oil.
  2. Place ingredients in a bowl and mix until blended well.  Press mixture evenly into pan.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until browned.  Let cool for 30 minutes.  Crumble into an airtight container until ready to serve.  I pour unsweetened coconut milk over the cereal but feel free to use whatever fits with your dietary needs or taste preference.
  3. Enjoy!
  4. Variation:  (1) Fresh blueberries on this would be fantastic!  (2) Without milk, this is also great for a car snack or a pick-me-up during a weekend hike!
  5. If you like this recipe, you may also want to try:
    Cinnamon Pecan Crunch Cereal
    Choco-Hazelnut Paleo Cereal


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  1. Yum! I miss cereal! Good idea

  2. aropistachios says:

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  3. I love variety…and pistachios!! I just may have to give you guys a try!

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  5. This looks awesome! Thanks!

  6. cavegirlcuisine says:

    Thanks! Let me know how you like it…here is my other paleo cereal: http://cavegirlcuisine.com/2012/03/25/choco-hazel… Enjoy!

  7. I tried this recipe and it turned out great!! Thank you!!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this cereal. We've been Paleo for 5 weeks now. I'm sick of eating eggs/breakfast casseroles for breakfast. This cereal topped with berries and unsweetened vanilla almond milk is delicious! Thank you so much :). I made a slight variation in my second batch by adding some chopped pecans (since I didn't have quite enough walnuts).

  9. How long do you think this would last? And do you think it would freeze well? I'm 37 weeks pregnant and trying to make meals and snacks ahead of time. This is so delicious that every time I've made it- it's gone in a few days!

    • cavegirlcuisine says:

      LOL ~ I'm not sure (at least a few weeks in an air-tight container?). Stay-tuned tonight for a new cereal (Cinnamon Pecan Crunch with Dark Choco Chips)! By the way, congrats on your pregnancy!!

    • I think it would last up to two weeks in a ziploc bag in the fridge! Longer if you have a vaccum sealer!

  10. Awesome! I've been about 60% Paleo for a few months and started a strict Paleo challenge at my CF gym last week. I've been craving cereal like crazy and this looks awesome! Can't wait to try it.

  11. This turned out great! I love using sunflower seeds because they are much cheaper than your avereage nut/seed.

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  13. This recipe is a total win for my family. There are some days where we are so busy, we just don't have time to make up eggs with the fixings and this is a nice alternative. I'm making my second batch of it today. I've used your recipe as a guild line for what I have in the house. Last time I didn't have sunflower seeds or walnuts,so I used chopped almonds and lots of dried fruit, extra coconut, cinnamon, and a little extra honey. This time I'm using the pulp I had from making almond milk, sunflower seed, mix of dried fruit. Next time I'm going to experiment using pumpkin puree instead of nut butter, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice. I fully plan on making a huge batch and giving it as Christmas gifts. Thank you for sharing!

    • cavegirlcuisine says:

      perfect ~ perfect! we do the same thing…that's why i have 3 different cereal recipes! THANK YOU for this post! :-)

  14. AMAZING! I haven't had cereal in almost a year and I truly miss it. Thanks for such a fantastic tasting recipe! My husband and I enjoyed it so much. We were thinking of adding some Enjoy Life chocolate chips next time. Love, love, love!

  15. Melissa smith says:

    So excited! If I’m nut free do you think I could sub plantain chips for the walnuts? I thought I submitted the comment but I don’t see it so sorry if its a duplicate:)

  16. Can the coconut flour be substituted for almond flour?

    • I've never tried it, but I don't think the coconut flour will hold the texture. I'm assuming that you may be allergic to nuts? If so, I might suggest roughly grinding down some seeds (pumpkin, sunflower, etc) to sub for the almond flour. Let me know how it works! :-)

  17. I'm sorry if this appears above, but what is the serving size you recommend?

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