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Copycat Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal

Kashi's healthy, crunchy, sweet cereal made at home!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Low Fat, Vegetarian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 cups
Calories 449kcal
Author Tracy


  • 3 cups puffed barley
  • 1 cup oats whole old fashioned or steal cut
  • 1 cup TVP
  • 2 tablespoons flax seed whole or ground
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup sliced / whole unsalted almonds
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup Agave
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • pinch of kosher salt


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg whites and sweetener.
  • Add to dry ingredients and mix very well, ensuring all is coated with egg whites. The egg whites act as a binder which is what gives you the crispy nuggets of goodness.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and add mixture in an even layer.
  • Bake in middle rack for 12 - 15 minutes (check for crispy level), then remove from oven and flip cereal. Here is where you'll have large chunks - flip them but ensure that you rearrange so that it lies flat again to the baking pan.
  • Bake for another 10-13 minutes.
  • Cool and then store in an airtight container.


Nutritional value is approximate based upon cup serving.
Store in an airtight container for 2-4 weeks. 
Oats:  Whole or steal cut are great for this recipe. 
Nuts:  Add your favorite (unsalted) nuts! 
TVP:  Can't find it or don't want to use it?  No problem, swap this out for more oats.
Agave: Use your favorite all-natural sweetener. 
Egg Whites:  Use 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed +6 tablespoons warm water. Stir it vigorously together and then let it rest for 5 minutes before using.  
Adjust the Sweetness
Use a little more of your natural sweetener or choice to add a little more sweetness to the cereal. We find that 1/4 of a cup is enough to mimic the boxed cereal, but if you want it sweeter, use as much as 1/3-1/2 cup.


Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 6mg