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Protein Sparing Cocoa Puffs

I grew up on cereal for breakfast. Well, actually I loved cereal so much as a teenager, I would have cereal for dinner if I could!

Cocoa Puffs was one of my favorites! So when I told my husband I wanted to create a protein sparing cereal, he yelled out “COCOA PUFFS!” I yelled, “BRILLIANT” and I jumped into the kitchen to start experimenting. This really did happen!

Most of you know we homeschool the boys and what is funny is some of the homeschool pages discuss food and health. We laugh when the books try to tell us that whole-grain cereal is a healthier breakfast that sausages. However, Kai always wanted to try cereal to see what all the hype is about. He tried my Cocoa Puffs and he LOVES this protein packed healthy cereal!


To make my recipe for protein sparing Cocoa Puffs cereal, I used Further Food gelatin!

Further Food gelatin is sourced from the highest quality, grass-fed, pasture-raised, hormone-free, and antibiotic free bovine.

Adding Further Food Gelatin works perfectly for making my protein sparing Cocoa Puffs Cereal extra delicious and chewy! Do not skip adding the gelatin! It adds a perfect texture just like real cereal!

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Protein Sparing Cocoa Puffs

Maria Emmerich
Servings 8
Calories 118


  • cups unflavored or vanilla egg white protein
  • ¼ cup allulose powdered, granular or brown will work
  • 4 tablespoons Further Food gelatin
  • ½ teaspoon Redmond Real salt
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon chocolate stevia or 1 1/4 teaspoons stevia glycerite
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder


  • Unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened hemp milk if nut free


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a bread pan parchment and spray with avocado oil spray. Set aside.
  • Place the egg white protein, allulose, gelatin, salt, and cream of tartar into the bowl of your stand mixer (or any large bowl). Stir to combine well.
  • Add the water and stevia. Turn the mixer to high (or a hand mixer on high speed) and whip for at least 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Click HERE to find the 8 quart stand mixer I have so I can make 2 loaves of psmf bread at once! Makes a GREAT gift!
  • Add the cocoa powder and turn mixer to low and gently combine, being careful to not deflate the mixture.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked though and golden brown for a loaf. (for buns, bake for 15 minutes or until golden and cooked through).
  • Remove from the oven and cool completely before slicing.
  • Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Can be frozen for up to a month.
  • To make the protein sparing Cocoa Puffs cereal, preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place a piece of parchment on 2 large rimmed baking sheets and set aside.
  • Slice the protein sparing chocolate bread into 1 inch slices. Use a rolling pin to roll the slices of bread into dense 1/4 inch slices.
  • Cube the protein sparing chocolate bread into 1/4 inch cubes. Place the cubes onto the baking sheets. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until completely dry like cereal.
  • Serve the Cocoa Puffs in a bowl with unsweetened almond milk. NOTE: almond milk absorbs quickly and will cause the Cocoa Puffs to get soft. Make sure to eat right away.
  • Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Can be frozen for up to a month.


Calories: 118 | Fat: 2g | Protein: 19g | Carbohydrates: 5g | Fiber: 2g | P:E Ratio: 3.8


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Maria Emmerich

Maria is a wellness expert who has helped clients follow a Ketogenic lifestyle to heal and lose weight for over 20 years. She has helped thousands of clients get healthy, get off medications and heal their bodies; losing weight is just a bonus. She is the international best selling author of several books including "Keto: The Complete Guide to Success on the Ketogenic Diet.".

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