Almond Cinnamon Rice Crispy Treats

September 30, 2018

These healthier rice crispy treats are vegan and gluten-free, and use brown rice cereal, brown rice syrup and almond butter to create a delicious flavor.

Amazing Almond Cinnamon Rice Crispy Treats

These almond butter cinnamon rice crispy treats are such a delicious fun treat for kids and adults, and they are really quick and easy to make. Better still, they’re a little healthier than the original Rice Krispie treats that have become such an iconic American comfort food.

The original Rice Krispie treat recipe contains butter, marshmallows, and Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal. You melt the butter and marshmallows and then stir that mixture through the Rice Krispies®, press the mixture into a pan, allow to stand until cooled and firm, and cut in squares.

How To Make Vegan Rice Crispy Treats

You can easily make vegan rice krispie treats by substituting vegan butter and marshmallows and stirring them through Rice Krispies or crispy brown rice cereal.
But, I think these almond cinnamon brown rice crispy treats are so much more interesting.

These Vegan Rice Crispy Treats contain:
  • coconut oil
  • crispy brown rice cereal
  • brown rice syrup
  • almond butter
  • cinnamon
  • vanilla
  • salt

With this recipe, you combine the rice syrup, coconut oil, vanilla, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then stir in the almond butter and cinnamon, and then stir this sweet almond mixture through the crispy brown rice cereal, press into the pan like the original recipe, allow to cool, and cut into squares.

These vegan rice crispy treats contain a bit more fiber than Rice Krispie Treats® utilizing refined cereal.

Yeah….tell yourself that after you’ve polished off six squares in one sitting! (Confessions of a blendaholic…)

The Simple Green Meals cookbook

These vegan rice crispy treat recipe comes from the Simple Green Meals book by Jen Hansard.

Jen is the rawkstar-in-chief of Simple Green Smoothies and co-author of the Simple Green Smoothies book, and has inspired millions of people around the world to improve their health with the power of green smoothies through her website and books.

In this latest book, Jen is now sharing other healthy vegan recipes the whole family can enjoy.  

Simple Green Meals contains 100 plant-based recipes for breakfast, main dishes, soups, salads. desserts, snacks, and drinks. 

There are also advice for stocking your pantry, ingredients to avoid, grocery shopping staples, cost-cutting tips, meal prep hacks, health travel, and her essential kitchen tools to make living plant-based quick, easy, and accessible.

Some of my favorite recipes in the book are:
  • Spiced Baked Oatmeal
  • Tex-Mex Breakfast Bowl
  • Sneaky Tomato Soup
  • Coconut Thai Soup
  • Pesto-Raw Kale Salad
  • Crunchy Curry Salad
  • Spicy Sesame Celery Bowl
  • Savory Quinoa Pizza
  • Cacao Chili
  • Mushroom Fajitas
  • Almond Butter Swoodles (sweet potato noodles)
  • Poblano Enchiladas
  • Tri-Protein Chocolate Squares
  • Lemon Tart Meltaways
  • Cherry Chocolate Bark

Jen’s recipe are delicious, nutritious, and fun, and really are very simple. 

Get your copy of Simple Green Meals, and let me know what you think about these vegan rice crispy treats!


Almond Cinnamon Rice Crispy Treats

These healthier rice crispy treats are vegan and gluten-free, and use brown rice cereal, brown rice syrup, almond butter, and cinnamon for delicious flavor.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 squares



  1. Line a 13 × 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the rice syrup, oil, vanilla, and salt. Bring to a rolling boil. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Stir in the almond butter and cinnamon.

  3. Place the cereal in a large mixing bowl. Pour the almond butter mixture over the cereal and stir until well coated. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan. Using oiled hands, press the mixture evenly into the pan. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.

Recipe Notes

Recipe and photo from Simple Green Meals by Jen Hansard, copyright © 2018. Reprinted with permission of Rodale Books. All rights reserved.