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This paleo cereal recipe will totally transform your mornings. It’s super quick, easy, and versatile, as well as perfectly crunchy and naturally a bit sweet. Ready in about 3 minutes and made from whatever nuts, seeds, and dried fruit that you have on hand. Vegan, raw, and gluten and grain-free, too.

A bowl of paleo cereal with a gold spoon and raspberries on top

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Phew. I can hardly contain my excitement because this is paleo cereal and that means you can skip the eggs this morning, I KNOW.

I went through this long process when we transitioned into a paleo sort of way of living because uh, I kind of hate eggs. I mean, I actually like eggs, but I can’t get down with that texture every single day. I actually Googled “eggs give me anxiety” the other day, because whenever I eat scrambled eggs, I end up with this nervous stomach for no reason I can identify.

I’d rather have a bowl of Basic 4, because I’m basic and I’m pretty sure the rest of the name is “4 u,” and I’m Basic 4 U, baby. I won’t be ashamed of my love for that old-man cereal, no!

Until one day I just realized I could grind up some paleo trail mix and, tada! Cold paleo cereal. Or hot, if you decide to go that route. You do you, my friend!

Why This Recipe Is So Good

  • It’s insanely versatile. You can use pretty much any nuts or dried fruit you have on hand.
  • You can eat it hot or cold!
  • It comes together in a matter of about 3 minutes.
  • It’s delicious with a handful of fresh fruit sprinkled on top.
  • You can keep a container of this paleo cereal in the pantry at all times, and a nourishing breakfast will be ready in seconds.

It’s that simple, y’all.

How to Make It

I really love to blitz my paleo cereal mix of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit in the food processor to give it a really lovely texture that’s crunchy but not overwhelming. It also integrates the natural sweetness from the dried fruit better, so I highly recommend you go about it this way, rather than simply shaking things up in a jar.

You can, however, totally do that!

But I recommend the following method.

Paleo cereal instructions graphic

Place any whole nuts in the bowl of your food processor and pulse until broken up into even pieces.

Add in dried fruit and pulse until chopped evenly.

Paleo cereal in a food processor

Add remaining ingredients (coconut and seeds) and pulse until well mixed. Transfer to an airtight container and keep in the pantry for about 4 weeks.

How to Eat It

Three options really:

  1. Cold with alt-milk like almond, coconut, or macadamia milk, with a touch of maple syrup or honey if not vegan, topped with fresh fruit like raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries, if you like.
  2. Warm with alt-milk, fresh fruit, and a touch of maple syrup.
  3. With a tempered egg. Warm the alt-milk for your cereal. Whisk an egg in a small separate bowl. Then, whisking the egg constantly, slowly pour in about 1/2 cup of the warm alt milk, a little bit at a time, so the egg accepts the warm milk and does not curdle. Once you’ve poured all the milk in, pour over the paleo cereal. Add a little sweetener if desired and any fresh fruit you like.

Options for Paleo Cereal

Nuts for Paleo Cereal

  • Brazil nuts
  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Macadmia nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pistachios

Seeds for Paleo Cereal

  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds

Dried Fruit

  • Raisins are my favorite
  • Dates, especially Medjool, are positively delicious
  • Dried cherries
  • Dried figs
  • Dried blueberries
  • Dried mango
  • Dried goji berries

Add-Ins

  • Skip the coconut or add more.
  • Add a sprinkle of cocoa powder when blitzing in the food processor for a chocolatey vibe.
  • Add in a nice handful of freeze-dried strawberries at the end of processing for a delicious “red berries” flavor.
  • Stir in a scoop of collagen powder when serving for a boost in protein and overall health.
  • Try a bit of vegan chocolate chips for an indulgent twist.

Make this for better paleo mornings How badly do I wish we could clink spoons to “cheers” right now? Way too badly.

Two bowls of paleo cereal topped with raspberries

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Recipe By: Cheryl Malik
5 from 15 votes

Paleo Cereal (Vegan)


Prep 3 minutes
Total 3 minutes
This paleo cereal is super fast and easy, made in only three minutes, with whatever nuts and dried fruit you have on hand. Great cold or hot, it's super versatile, naturally vegan, and healthy.
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups raisins or other dried fruit like dates, cherries, etc.
  • 2 cups mixed nuts like cashews, walnuts, and pecans
  • 1 cup seeds like chia and sunflower
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1-2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2-3 fruits fresh fruit to serve, optional

Instructions

  • Place the nuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until roughly and evenly chopped.
  • Add raisins and/or dried fruit and process briefly until slightly chopped. Do not overprocess, or the raisins will become paste.
  • Add seeds and coconut flakes to food processor. Process until the texture of a cereal like Grape Nuts or as desired. 
  • Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to about 4 weeks. Serve with alt milk, a little maple syrup, and fresh fruit, if desired. Serve hot or cold.
If using dates, chop manually with a knife to prevent stickiness and clumping.
To temper an egg, crack an egg into a small bowl and whisk. Warm up the almond (or other) milk you'll serve with your cereal until pretty hot, but not boiling. While whisking the egg, very slowly drizzle about 1/4 cup of the hot almond milk into the egg. Once you've poured in about 1/4 cup of hot liquid, you can add the egg into your cereal bowl without worrying about it curdling.

Approximate Information for One Serving

Serving Size: 1servingCalories: 334calProtein: 8gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 15mgPotassium: 443mgTotal Carbs: 34gFiber: 10gSugar: 2gNet Carbs: 24gVitamin A: 12IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 117mgIron: 3mg
Nutrition Disclaimers
Number of total servings shown is approximate. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including any optional ingredients. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by the desired number of servings. Result will be the weight of one serving.

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This paleo cereal recipe is quick, easy, and versatile and will transform your mornings. Perfectly crunchy and ready in 2 minutes, you'll love having a batch of this paleo cereal in your pantry at all times! This recipe can be eaten as a Whole30 cereal, too, by simply omitting maple syrup during serving.

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35 Comments

  1. I was a little skeptical at first. But wow Blew my mind when I tried it. This is probably my new favorite. Every recipe that I have tried from you has been soooo sooo good! not dull. Definitely full of flavor. Thank you for creating these wonderful meals. You have a gift!5 stars

    1. Molly | 40 Aprons Team Molly | 40 Aprons Team says:

      Thanks so much for the review and kind words, Sarah! So happy to hear you enjoy!

  2. Every dried fruit I can find has added sugar. Did you use regular dried fruit? Or did you dry them yourself?

    1. Avatar Savannah | 40 Aprons Team says:

      We use dried dates & raisins! 🙂5 stars

  3. Is one serving really 1900calories?

    1. Avatar Savannah | 40 Aprons Team says:

      A serving is 334 calories. Sorry about that confusion!5 stars

  4. Wow, this cereal is delicious!! What a great idea!! Thanks.5 stars

  5. In your nutritional facts you state one serving had over 1700 calories. Are you saying that 1/2 cup of the cereal has that many calories?

    1. Avatar Savannah | 40 Aprons Team says:

      One serving has 334 calories!5 stars

  6. Hello, this recipe is absolutely delicious! I have been grain free for 2 months now, and one of the foods I have been really missed is cold cereal. This a perfect substitute! Thank you?5 stars

    1. Cereal is one of my favorite foods, too. I’m glad this hit the spot for you!5 stars

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