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Breakfast,  Gluten Free,  Sweets & Snacks,  Vegan

Healthier Strawberry Pops Cereal

Have you ever wanted to make your own Healthier Strawberry Pops Cereal? Today I show you how to make Gluten-Free Strawberry Pops, using puffed rice, acai powder, strawberry essence and a little bit of sweetness. 

When my siblings and I were little, we would very rarely be allowed to eat sugary cereals. I even remember feeling guilty at nursery school because my teacher allowed me to make a Fruit Loop necklace and gasp – EAT IT TOO!

When we were given sugary cereals like Strawberry Pops, Cocoa Pops and Fruit Loops, my parents would buy those small little boxes for us to ensure we didn’t overindulge.

My sister and I would hoard cereal in our room, and sneak handfuls out of the packets after school.  We even had grand dreams of opening a Cereal Bar one day, which sadly already opened in the UK.

Grown-Up Cereal

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Today, I wanted to share a healthier version of the sickly sweet Strawberry Pops – made with maple syrup, coconut oil, acai powder, strawberry essence and puffed rice.

The recipe is very simple, in that you just melt the coconut oil, maple, acai and strawberry essence together, pour over the puffed white rice and then bake for 5 – 8 minutes in the oven at 120C.

The Strawberry Pops can burn very easily so keep an eye on them.

After Baking Your Strawberry Pops

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Healthier Strawberry Pops Cereal

Once baked, leave your pops to cool and then store in an airtight container or glass jar and eat within one week.

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free.




Healthier Strawberry Pops Cereal

Healthier Strawberry Pops Cereal

Have you ever wanted to make your own healthy cereal? Today I show you how to make Gluten-Free Strawberry Pops. 
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cereal, cocoa pops, coconut oil, dairy free, Dairy Free Breakfast, freesweet, maple syrup, organic, puffed rice, strawberry pops, vegan, Vegan Milk Tart
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Cat Barker


  • pot
  • Baking Pan
  • glass jar
  • wooden spoon


  • 200 g puffed white rice
  • 85 g coconut oil
  • 60 g maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 tsp strawberry essese
  • 1 tsp pink food colouring optional


  • Preheat the oven to 120°C and line a baking tray with baking paper
  • Add the puffed rice to a medium mixing bowl
  • Combine maple syrup and coconut oil in a pan and melt over low heat. Once melted, add in starberry essense, acai powder and pink food colouring
  • Pour the mixture over the puffed rice and stir to coat
  • Spread the coated puffed rice on the lined baking sheet, as spread out as possible
  • Bake for 5 -7 minutes in the pan, stirring once or twice to ensure the pops don't burn
  • Allow to cool and then transfer it to an airtight jar or container
  • Serve with any milk you prefer, I used almond

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