Make Peanut Butter & Chocolate Cereal For Your Kids

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The secret is out. Many of the cereals made for children are loaded with processed sugar and other unhealthy ingredients that can wreak havoc on your children's oral health. But there is something you can do. You can opt to buy healthier options, or you can make your own cereal, which will help control what ingredients are used. The following is a peanut butter and chocolate cereal recipe that your kids may love, and it contains many oral-friendly ingredients.

Organic Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is simply peanuts that have been ground and processed. You can do this yourself with organic raw peanuts; soak them overnight, and grind them in your food processor. You can add a little oil as needed to get the consistency that you desire. Peanuts will be helpful to your children's oral health because they contain a healthy dose of vitamin D and calcium. These nutrients are the backbone of your gums and teeth.

Raw honey

This recipe will call for a generous amount of this healthy sweetener. Honey is highly osmotic, which will suffocate any oral pathogens in your child's mouth. It is also antibacterial, which will help further kill harmful bacteria lingering in your child's mouth.

Coconut oil

The next ingredient that will be highlighted is coconut oil. This oil is very antibacterial, just like raw honey. It contains several fatty acids and enzymes, which help kill some of the bacteria in your child's mouth.

Raw cacao powder

Raw cacao powder is chocolate manufactured without removing the outer shell of the cocoa bean, which is important, as it contains high amounts of CBH. This is an active ingredient that has been shown to prevent tooth decay. 

Now that you know some of the benefits within this cereal, you can move on to the recipe. 

The Recipe

Ingredients needed: 

  • 1 cup of almonds 
  • 1 egg white 
  • 1/4 cup of raw unfiltered honey 
  • 1 drop of almond extract 
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla bean 
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup sprouted flour, divided
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp of coconut sugar (unrefined sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter 
  • Sprinkle of sea salt


  1. Process your almonds in a food processor, just for a few seconds (until it looks like coarse flour)
  2. Now add the coconut oil, egg white, honey, vanilla, salt, and almond extract. Process until the mixture is smooth. 
  3. Slowly stir in 3 tablespoons of flour. Now you can separate the mixture into 2 small bowls.
  4. In one bowl, mix in the cacao powder and sugar. You should see a soft and sticky dough forming. Now add 1-2 tsp of flour so that you roll the dough into a ball. 
  5. In the other bowl, add 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter and 1 tbsp flour, rounded. 
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees if you want it crispy, if not, turn it to 350. Take some parchment paper, and line a baking sheet. 
  7. Now roll the dough into pea-sized balls. Make sure your hands are damp, and keep them continually moist. This will prevent the dough from sticking to your hands. 
  8. You should bake the cereal for 12-18 minutes. Peek in, and make sure they are cooked. Allow them to cool completely, and store in an airtight container.

This should make 2 heaping cups of cereal. But this homemade cereal is very filling. Your child should be full with a 1/2 cup in some whole milk. Now you can give your children a healthy, tasty cereal without feeling guilty. Talk to a pediatric dentist to learn other dietary methods to improve oral health.


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