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12 Tried-And-True Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipes For Snacks, Brunch & More!

12 Tried-And-True Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipes For Snacks, Brunch & More!

Welcome down the rabbit hole of recipes with Cinnamon Toast Crunch! 

Today, let’s explore a few recipes where the cereal Cinnamon Toast Crunch is featured 

Of course, we all can enjoy it as it was originally created, as a cereal, in a bowl with some preferred milk of choice! 

So tantalizingly yummy because, well, sugar and cinnamon have made an amazing combination for centuries! 

So, creative chefs from all over the place have experimented and perfected things to make with cinnamon toast crunch (or even just the “Cinnadust”) like desserts, breakfasts, and snacks!

Sometimes the recipe using cinnamon toast crunch cereal will incorporate it in the filling or the crust or the topping or simply mixed right into a batter! 

Some use the cereal in obvious ways and others in unbelievable ways!  

I was even able to find a wonderful copycat recipe for making your own version of the cereal at home! 

Are you craving Cinnamon Toast Crunch cookies

There are recipes for that! 

Are you craving Cinnamon Toast Crunch desserts

There are recipes for that! 

Are you craving a Cinnamon Toast Crunch snack? 

There’s a recipe for that too! 

I am pretty sure this post simply scratches the surface of recipes with Cinnamon Toast Crunch that are out there to be found! 

So the next time you pick up a box at the store, pick up two and have some fun baking! 

I honestly cannot believe how many recipes with cinnamon toast crunch exist in the world and I am totally here to highlight my top 12!

These lovely no-bake mini cheesecakes use Cinnamon Toast Crunch for the crust by blending it in a food processor with butter and brown sugar. 

This is then pressed into a lined cupcake pan to be refrigerated. 

The cheesecake layer is cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon juice, vanilla, sweetened condensed milk, and heavy cream. 

Fill each cupcake liner and then add some warm preserves on each one and swirl with a toothpick for a marbled effect. 

These will need at least six hours to chill to become firm.

This recipe using Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal almost feels like cheating because it is combining two wonderful breakfast meals of pancakes and cereal. 

But hey, it is bound to be delicious! 

The Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is crushed up and added into the buttermilk pancake batter. 

After making, pour on the maple syrup with some extra cinnamon and of course, crumble some more cereal on top! 

Because why not?

When you need a portable snack that’s fun and fun to eat, this cinnamon toast crunch snack is just right! 

Some kids will eat a whole handful with the ingredients combined together. 

Others will meticulously pick out all of one thing, but no matter, they’re eating and that’s what matters! 

It has the sweet from cereal, tart from dried cranberries and salty from pretzels. 

Super simple to make too! 

Just mix together Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Honey Nut Cheerios, dried cranberries, and pretzel pieces. 

Then pour melted butter and sugar over it all and stir until combined. 

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There is some irony here that one of the things to make with Cinnamon Toast Crunch is actually French toast! 

Texas Toast bread is dipped into an egg and creme mixture and then placed in a bowl with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal pieces that are gently pressed into each side. 

Then the bread is ready to be cooked in a frying pan over low heat on each side. 

The glamorous part is the cream cheese glaze that is drizzled over the top. 

I found this recipe using Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to make cookies and YES, I knew I needed it in my life! 

They came out soft and chewy and oh so delicious! 

It is classified as a pudding cookie since a package of dry instant pudding mix powder is added in with the dry ingredients when making the cookie batter. 

Another unusual ingredient is milk powder

The cereal is given a good crushing, leaving some fine and some coarsely crushed for adding into the batter as well. 

The cookie dough balls are also rolled in a sugar and cinnamon mix for beauty and utter deliciousness!

Oh yes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch desserts come in a wide variety of options and this recipe makes a beautiful six-inch double layer cake! 

Perfectly adorable! 

It has four parts including the cake, the sides, the frosting and the topping. 

After baking the cake in its two layers, the sides will be brushed with melted butter and rolled in cinnamon sugar. 

The frosting is where the Cinnamon Toast Crunch comes in, being pulsed to a powder and added into the frosting of heavy cream, powdered sugar, pudding mix, and cinnamon. 

After frosting the cake, more cereal is sprinkled on top! 

No mistaking it—this is indeed a Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal cake!

Here is a super fun selection from my recipes with Cinnamon Toast Crunch list. 

A dessert pizza!

I love pizza and I’m guessing you do too. 

Some fast food pizza places serve a brownie pizza or chocolate chip pizza but this one leans heavily on the cinnamon side! 

The streusel topping is where the cereal is added in. 

A refrigerated or homemade pizza dough is patted out, punched a few times with a fork, brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with cinnamon. 

Then the streusel mix is added before baking. 

A lovely icing is drizzled on top to your liking. 

Trust me, everyone is going to like this!  

Need even more chocolate? How about our list of Chocolate Snack recipes here!

So now we are moving this cereal from being in the bowl to being in Cinnamon Toast Crunch muffins! 

You know how good the cereal tastes and this recipe will allow you to smell how good it is as well.

I am sure you are like me and love a good muffin and this one is no exception! 

The muffins are fairly typical ingredients but when it comes to the cinnamon crumble topping of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, light brown sugar, flour and butter, it is a game changer!

If you’re just here for a rather decadent slice of cinnamon toast, go here.

Calling all S’mores and Rice Krispie treat lovers for this Cinnamon Toast Crunch snack! 

If you like these treats separately, you will love this combination of S’mores ingredients, the Rice Krispie technique using marshmallows and Cinnamon Toast Crunch!  

Melt the butter and marshmallows stirring until smooth. 

Add in Cinnamon Toast Crunch until combined. 

Next add in the chocolate chips. 

Scoop out evenly on a parchment lined counter or pan so it can completely cool. 

After it sets, cut into desired bar sizes!

One of the more decadent things to make with Cinnamon Toast Crunch would most absolutely be this bread pudding! 

The cereal does not play a major role but it does complement the flavor profile perfectly! 

The main flavor comes from cinnamon toast crunch coffee creamer. 

The recommended bread to use is Challah.

There are excellent instructions with the best tip being to completely cover the baking dish with non-stick cooking spray! 

The buttermilk glaze and the crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal is added after baking! 

This bread pudding is mouthwatering!

If you have never heard of the dessert apple slice, it is simply an apple pie recipe that is baked on a sheet pan instead of in a traditional pie plate. 

The original recipe uses Corn Flakes but this one uses Cinnamon Toast Crunch. 

The dough for the crust and topping of this Cinnamon Toast Crunch recipe is no nonsense. 

After placing the first half in the bottom of the baking pan, a layer of Cinnamon Toast Crunch is added, then the apple filling and finally the top crust. 

A beautiful glaze is added after baking. 

A glaze makes everything sweeter!

If you fancy trying your hand at making Cinnamon Toast Crunch at home, this recipe is one worth trying! 

It instructs on how to make the dough, which includes cinnamon, and when to add the cinnamon and sugar mixture on top. 

Once made, you can enjoy or use it when making your own Cinnamon Toast Crunch desserts! 

Keep in mind it makes about six cups and is good for one week, not for weeks like boxed cereal can be.  

The bottom line

There are a lot of recipes with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal! 

Whether you want a breakfast item, an afternoon snack or an evening dessert, it is quite possible to find things to make with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal to satisfy your craving!

Any of these recipes would be great if you are heading to a Breakfast Potluck.

🍫 Want to add more Nutella to your life? Try these Nutella recipes too. 🍫

12 EASY Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe

12 EASY Cinnamon Toast Crunch Recipe

This famous cereal is even better rolled into these delectable Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal recipes for snacks and brunch!


  • No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes With Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Pancakes
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Trail Mix
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch French Toast
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cookies
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cake
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Pizza
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Muffins
  • No-Bake Gooey S’more Treats
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Bread Pudding
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Apple Slice
  • Homemade Cinnamon Toast Crunch


  1. Find your favorite recipe from our Cinnamon Toast Crunch list.
  2. Gather all the ingredients you need for a delicious snack!
  3. Start cooking and make us proud!

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