Hi there friends! This is the first time I am sharing a breakfast recipe with you on WSBH. And it is for healthy coco pops recipe! Do you remember those? This recipe is a super easy and fun way to enjoy your raw fruit and nut bar as a cereal for breakfast. It might even be a smart way to sell raw cereals to your kids (or to yourself)!
Coco Pops or the perfect childhood memory
I used to love coco pops as a child. Not knowing what was in there my mum served this for breakfast quite frequently. That moment when the milk turns into chocolate milk is just magical, isn’t it?
But surely coco pops are far from nutritional, full of sugar and highly processed. But the good news is you can simply make your own healthy coco pops by using a raw fruit/nut bar combined with a super healthy grain which is amaranth. I love the nutty flavor of amaranth when it’s popped. It makes it the perfect coating for my remake of coco pops.
*If you are a big fan of amaranth too, it might be worth looking into my Pink Rasperry Bars).
So when I bought a big bag of those Goody bites (there are round coin shaped raw fruit and nut cookies), I immediately had the idea to cover them with chocolate and roll them in amaranth for the coco pops effect. Feel free to use your favorite fruit/nut bar, chop it into pieces, coat in chocolate and roll in popped amaranth.
As you can see, as an added goodie, I have added some organic gluten-free cookies as well. This is only a little extra treat but it is perfect to turn your milk into actual chocolate milk. But you could happily add some cocoa powder or carob powder to get that chocolatey effect. You guys ready for a healthy coco pops breakfast now? Yes? So let’s not waste any more time – hit the kitchen for your new favorite brekkie bowl.
Healthy Coco Pops
- 1/4 cup cocoa butter melted
- 1 tsp carob powder or cocoa powder
- 1 pinch of salt & vanilla
- 1 tsp rice syrup
- 1 cup amaranth popped
- 1 good handful of your fav raw fruit/nut bar chopped into pieces
- Cut the raw bar into bite size pieces.
- Whisk together the melted cocoa butter, salt, cocoa powder and rice syrup.
- Dip the fruit bar pieces into the chocolate, roll in amaranth and let them harden (at least for a hour on a lined tray.
- Add the coco pops into a bowl and enjoy with almond milk and fruit.
If your are up for more healthy breakfast options, you might also like my Walnut Prune Bread, my 2-ingredient vegan pancake, my dessert smoothie bowls, and my glutenfree seed bread with caramelized bananas.