Way back when we first started our keto and low carb journeys, we had some difficulty giving up our favorite crutches. So we didn’t! Instead, we swapped out the high carb version for equally satisfying lower carb versions. In this case, the hub’s favorite cereal ever – Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
First, we tried the near-zero carb version where you douse pork rinds in butter and sprinkle with a cinnamon/sweetener mixture, then bake for a few minutes. This was an easy solution but it just wasn’t hitting the spot.
So, we searched. We found lots of recipes making the low carb version of our favorite cereal from scratch. These are nice and tasty but too much work for the amount of cereal produced. We’re super busy and to be completely honest, kinda lazy sometimes.
That’s when we decided to give low carb flat breads and tortillas a try. And it was AWESOME! And more importantly – easy! It takes about 10-15 minutes plus 10 minutes baking time to turn simple low carb tortillas into the cereal we’ve been craving.
Keto Friendly Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe
- 8 Low Carb Tortillas, fajita sized
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1/8 cup Ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 cup Powdered Erythritol
- 1/8 cup Granulated Erythritol
- 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 400f degrees and line baking pan with parchment paper.
2. Melt butter, set aside (we use a microwave safe mug).
3. Combine cinnamon, powdered erythritol, granulated erythritol, and salt in a small shaker or dish (we use an old spice shaker). The rule we follow is usually 1 part cinnamon, 2 to 2 1/2 parts sweetener. You can adjust this ratio to your tastes, just be sure to update your nutrition tracking info as needed.
4. Brush melted butter on both sides of a tortilla.
5. Thoroughly sprinkle cinnamon mixture on both sides of wet, buttery tortilla and set to one side. (You can use a spoon or your fingers to sprinkle if you don’t have a shaker.)
6. Repeat for each remaining tortilla.
7. Cut the tortilla into little squares using a pizza cutter or knife. Equal sized pieces bake more evenly but tortillas are round so don’t fuss over it, they’ll still be tasty.
Tip: We transfer intact tortillas to the baking pan and then cut just before baking to make life easier. The bigger the pan, the more tortillas will fit and the faster you’ll be done. Currently, our largest pan can only accommodate 2 tortillas at a time 😢 That means I either use a 2nd pan for rotation or on my lazy days, extra sheets of parchment paper holding the tortillas, that I swap out as soon as the others are done baking.
Also, you don’t have to make EVERY tortilla in the bag. You could just do 2-4 tortillas and have 2-4 servings ready for the week. Or, you could make one lonely tortilla, because you only have one left in the fridge because you completely forgot about it and, uh oh, it’s about to go off and just end up in the trash anyway. Totally up to you!
8. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until crispy/crunchy. Some ovens run hotter/colder so check at 8 then add minutes as needed. Repeat for each batch.
9. Let cool, taste test – sprinkle a bit more cinnamon mixture if needed before transferring to airtight container or bag. Should keep for a week or so, but my guys finish it off in a few days so that’s a guess.
Tortillas can be swapped for any low carb flatbread (e.g. Lavash bread, Cut Da Carb). Thinner breads/tortillas will bake much faster so keep an eye on them at 5 minutes. Different brands also have different ingredients and carb count, be sure to update your trackers.
Butter can be swapped for most oils like coconut, olive, ghee, etc. Some may have a very mild impact on the flavor. But it’s fat so it’ll be tasty whatever you choose.
Erythritol can be swapped out for your preferred low carb sweetener but since some types are way more intensely sweet tasting (hello pure monk fruit and stevia blends), please adjust the ratio of cinnamon to sweetener accordingly.
Salt is not necessary but we find it balances the flavors nicely. As always – taste as you go along, make changes where needed.
Makes 8 servings | Serving: 1 cup | Net Carbs: 5g | Calories: 177
Disclaimer: Info provided here by entering the ingredients used into Carb Manager. These numbers can change based on the ingredients/brands/etc. you choose to use.
Note: Trackers like Carb Manager don’t take into account just how much of of that cinnamon mixture gets wasted during the sprinkling. I believe these numbers are very close, but likely a slight over-estimation.