Healthy Cocoa Puffs Cereal

It’s time to relive your childhood with homemade cocoa puffs, made with real ingredients!


As a child, I LOVED cocoa puffs or any chocolatey cereal for that matter. My mom rarely bought them since they are sugar-laden and loaded with terrible ingredients. Those rare occasions where we came home with cocoa puffs were due to my begging “but mom I love them so much.” Six year old Sarah didn’t want to accept the fact that cocoa puffs were bad for her but looking back, I am oh-so happy that my mom made healthy choices and taught me what good and bad ingredients are from a young age.

My mom didn’t want to feed my junk and let’s face it, most cereal out there is a chemical sh**tstorm. Cereal should be made of simple ingredients. If you look at the ingredients on a box of cocoa puffs – actually, on most of the cereal out there – you’ll find sugar (one of the first ingredients), corn syrup (more sugar), oils, colorants, BHT, chemicals and many other unnecessary ingredients that are detrimental to your health. However, these homemade cocoa puffs are here to save the day!



My healthy homemade cocoa puffs are:








These cocoa puffs are made from real ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen – no funky stuff here! They’re also gluten-free and dairy-free for those with intolerances. You can feel good about giving them to your kids, siblings, friends, family or enjoying them for yourself.


Healthy Cocoa Puffs Cereal (makes 2 servings)


  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp oat flour
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg


  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until a chocolate batter is formed.
  2. Roll into small balls (like cocoa puffs) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350F degrees for 18-20 minutes, shaking the pan halfway to rotate the cacao puffs.
  4. Enjoy with milk of choice. Keeps in an air-tight jar for up to 5 days.

happy cooking,



20 Comments on “Healthy Cocoa Puffs Cereal”

  1. Hi Sarah!
    I just tried making this cocoa puffs but I just could not make little balls from the mixure 😢 I added more and more oat but it kept being liquid and unpossibal to touch with hands.. finelly I made cookies instead 👌
    Do you have any advice for me how to make the ball?
    Waiting for answer,
    Dana (:

  2. Hey I really loved this recipe, but the problem is I can’t eat egg , so is there any other alternative ?

  3. Hi! These look amazing but i don’t like using maple syrup are there amy other sweetners i can use except for maple syrup, honey and agave?

  4. hola me encanto tu receta! tengo 14 años y soy de argentina, probé hacerlas y quedaron fantásticas! felicitaciones y muchas gracias!

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