Healthy Coco Pops Cereal Recipe a healthy twist on on your child hood favourite for a delicious and healthy start to the day
Today I’ll be sharing my favourite healthy chocolate cereal recipe with you! Healthy Coco Pops – and let me tell you… it is delicious! I’m so totally obsessed.
This quick and easy healthy coco pops recipe only takes a short amount of time to make, tastes almost exactly the same as the big brand but with only 4 simple food ingredients and no refined sugar.
Coco Pops were hands down my favourite cereal when I was younger. I had them every day for breakfast and even snacked on them too.
I really wanted to make a healthier alternative that was yummy, healthy and filling, but still tastes as good.
Homemade Coco Pops
You can make these healthy Coco Pops in a short amount of time from scratch, in your own kitchen using just four whole food ingredients most of which probably already have in your kitchen.
How to make coco pops?
First we make the chocolate coating by mixing the the coconut and agave over a low heat in saucepan
Then remove the sauce pan from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, until smooth.
Add the brown rice puffs to a large bowl then pour the chocolate coating over top.
Stir really well until the brown rice puffs are completely coated. I
Preheat the over to 160C
Spread the coco pop mixture into a baking paper lined baking tray
Bake for 4-8 minutes, stirring around once, until crispy.
Healthy Chocolate Coco Pops Cereal Serving Ideas:
- Serve a portion with fresh berries, raw almonds and unsweetened almond milk
- Add a serving on top of plain coconut yogurt of choice with fresh berries and raw almonds
- Mix it with dried fruit and nut for a healthy trail mix
How to store healthy coco pops cereal
These healthy coco pops can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.
There’s no need to keep them in the fridge, you can store them as you would other cereal.
You will love this health coco pops recipe because:
- it’s quick and easy
- tastes delicious
- vegan + gluten free
- only four simple ingredient needed
Coco pops ingredients :
To make these homemade coco pops are you need is:
- rice puffs
- coconut oil
- agave or any other liquid sweetener
Can children have coco pops for breakfast?
I wouldn’t recommend children having regular coco pops for breakfast every day due to the high sugar content.
Instead make your on using the homemade coco pops recipe in this post. My daughter loves these, I serve with fruit and a side of peanut toast to ensure she gets in some protein.
Are coco pops healthy?
Traditional coco pops are made of rice, cocoa powder and sugar. They contain added vitamins and minerals such as B vitamins, iron and vitamin D. Recently the sugar content has been reduced. They are also low in fat.
They are not considered a healthy food or nutritious breakfast as they are not very filling and contain lot of sugar.
A better option is to make your own like this recipe.
Are Coco Pops gluten-free?
No unfortunately Coco Pops are not gluten-free as they contain barley malt extract which contains small amounts of gluten.
Are coco pops vegan?
The bing brand coco pops unfortunately aren’t vegan. This is like many other breakfast cereals, coco pops are e fortified with Vitamin D.
You can find vegan alternative with other brands though. The healthy coco pops in this recipe are also vegan.
I hope that you love this recipe as much as I do!
This healthy chocolate coco pops cereal is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.
Other healthy cereal recipes:
Healthy Coco Pops Cereal
- 4 cups gluten free brown rice puffs
- 80 ml agave
- 80 ml organic coconut oil
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- First make the chocolate coating - in a small saucepan, add the agave syrup and organic coconut oil and heat gently over a low heat until warmed.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the raw cocoa powder, until smooth.
- Add the brown rice puffs to a large bowl then drizzle the chocolate coating over top. Stir really well until the brown rice puffs are completely coated. It may seems like you don't have enough chocolate coating, but keep stirring, it will cover it all!
- If you prefer a softer and chewier texture transfer the cocoa pop mixture into a baking paper line container and put it straight in the fridge until it sets (about 20 minutes or so). Then break it up (it will crumble apart easily) and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
- If you prefer a crispy and crunchy texture like I do preheat the oven to about 160 degrees.
- Spread the coco pop mixture into a baking paper lined baking tray
- Bake for 4-8 minutes, stirring around once, until crispy.
- Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container (not in the fridge).
I hope you enjoy this healthy coco pops recipe! What was your favourite breakfast when you were younger?
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Love Hayley X