Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons

Sharing our favorite easy macaron recipe today! These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons are such a cute and yummy dessert idea! They’re simple, sweet, and perfect for parties and get togethers!

easy macaron recipe

Easy Macaron Recipe

If you’ve been afraid to try your own homemade macarons at home, don’t be! I’ve got an easy macaron recipe you are going to love! Let the cereal macaron baking continue! If you haven’t braved making macarons yet, might I tempt you with my newest macaron called Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons! These are cinnamon sugary delicious with bits of Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal througout the shell. Start to finish, about 45 minutes. No joke.

See my Cookies and Cream Macaron post for more details and full step by step photos. Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

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Your simple line up…almond meal/flour, egg whites, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. Each of these ingredients have to be measured with a food scale. That is one step that can not be left out. You can find yourself a food scale at any kitchen type store for about $30.

easy macaron recipe

How to Make These Tasty Macarons

  1. Preheat oven to 280 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Weigh your egg whites, almond flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal on your food scale.

  2. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add your weighed out egg whites, and sugar beating on medium speed. Beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes. See pictures for visuals. Set aside for a couple minutes.

  3. Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and cereal into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Place in a sifter or fine sieve and sift until all dry ingredients have passed through. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined.

  4. Place batter into a large pastry bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe rounds, about 1/2 inch apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Give a good tap or two of the pan to remove any bubbles.

  5. Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You’ll see a shell on top with “feet” around the edges. Let cool completely before removing. Once cooled, take an offset spatula to loosen from parchment. Pair the macarons close in size to each other to prepare for filling.

easy macaron recipe

 

Add your granulated sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes on high.

easy macaron recipe

Ahh, there we go πŸ™‚  Set this aside for a couple minutes.

French Macaron Recipe

easy macaron recipe

Give your cereal, powdered sugar and almond meal/flour a good stir. I run my mixture through a fine sieve like this, but a traditional sifter would be much faster.

easy macaron recipe

Put my son to work running the ingredients through πŸ™‚

easy macaron recipe

You’ll get light and airy sifted ingredients like so.

easy macaron recipe

Time to fold in your egg whites. Fold gently until combined.

easy macaron recipe

You will transfer the macaron batter into a piping bag with a large round pastry tip. See my post HERE for full photos. Pipe rounds onto your parchment paper and you are ready to bake!

Macaron vs Macaroon?

French macarons are sandwich cookies, like what we are making today. They consist of two halves of delicate, airy cookie with a layer of filling in between. Architecturally, they’re like brightly colored Oreos. Main ingredients for Macaron are:

  • Almond flour (i.e. finely ground almonds)
  • Sugar
  • Egg whites
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

Macaroons are a dense, dollop style coconut-flavored cookie, golden brown when baked. Main ingredients for Macaroons are:

  • Shredded coconut
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Egg whites
  • Salt
  • Vanilla extract

easy macaron recipe

You’ll find these little beauties waiting for you when you pull them out of the oven. Lovely little “feet” around the edges. While they are cooling, prepare your buttercream and you are ready to enjoy!

easy macaron recipe 

Come to mama!

easy macaron recipe

 

Wait until you try my Cinnamon Sugar Buttercream. Be prepared to lick the bowl clean.

easy macaron recipe

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons. Love!!

easy macaron recipe

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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons

These Cinnamon Toast Crunch Macarons are such a cute and yummy dessert idea! They're simple, sweet, and perfect for parties and get togethers!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Servings: 23 macarons
Calories: 88kcal
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Equipment

  • Oven
  • Food Scale

Ingredients

Macarons

  • 95 grams egg whites about 3 lg egg whites
  • 65 grams almond flour
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
  • 25 grams granulated sugar
  • 45 grams cinnamon toast crunch cereal finely ground

Cinnamon Sugar Buttercream

  • 1 stick unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp packed light brown sugar

Instructions

Macarons

  • Preheat oven to 280 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Weigh your egg whites, almond flour, powdered sugar, granulated sugar and ground Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal on your food scale.
  • In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment add your weighed out egg whites, and sugar beating on medium speed. Beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Takes close to 5 minutes. See pictures for visuals. Set aside for a couple minutes.
  • Place the powdered sugar, almond flour and cereal into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Place in a sifter or fine sieve and sift until all dry ingredients have passed through. Gently fold in the egg whites to the dry ingredients, mixing only until just combined.
  • Place batter into a large pastry bag with a large round tip attached. Pipe rounds, about 1/2 inch apart onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Give a good tap or two of the pan to remove any bubbles.
  • Bake macarons for 22-25 minutes. You'll see a shell on top with "feet" around the edges. Let cool completely before removing. Once cooled, take an offset spatula to loosen from parchment. Pair the macarons close in size to each other to prepare for filling.

Buttercream

  • To prepare buttercream, beat softened butter and powdered sugar until creamy and smooth. Add cinnamon and brown sugar to the frosting, beating until combined.
  • Place buttercream into a medium pastry bag with a large round tip attached and pipe a dollop of frosting on the center of a macaron and top with a second macaron. Serve room temperature. Store any remaining macarons in the refrigerator.

Notes

Please note that all ovens are very different. These tips and instructions are a reflection from my kitchen and my oven. Play around with my tips but baking time may vary depending on individual oven temps. Good luck and have fun!!

Nutrition

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 10mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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42 Responses
  1. Meg

    Hey, pictures look great. But I made this reciepe to try out a new flavor and unfortunately the ratios are off. I ended up with a crumbly mixture instead of a macaron liquid to lava mixture. Might be too much powdered sugar?

  2. hi jenny!
    ive been following you for a while now and i love your site! i love all your cookie recipes ive made most of them lol and they are always a hit! I’m an aspiring baker,im actually trying to open shop ive done this flavor before and its one of my husbands fav flaves out of all the macs ive made. you should try fruity pebbles, thats always one of my most requested anyways hope to meet you one day. <3 take care. please check out my IG if you can- camy_sm –

  3. hi jenny!
    ive been following you for a while now and i love your site! i love all your cookie recipes ive made most of them lol and they are always a hit! I’m an aspiring baker,im actually trying to open shop πŸ™‚ ive done this flavor before and its one of my husbands fav flaves out of all the macs ive made. you should try fruity pebbles, thats always one of my most requested πŸ˜€ anyways hope to meet you one day. <3 take care.

  4. danielle

    I love how many creative ideas you have had with macarons! I made chocolate and pistacio macarons for the first time this easter and have been wanting to come up with more flavors, but you always hear how tricky it is so I was a little afraid to mess with my recipe. Now I know I can change it and make whatever I want! So yummy, thanks for the ideas! Choc. pistacio was amazing if you ever want to try a different one, although you still have a lot of the cereal aisle to work through πŸ™‚

  5. Janelle

    I love your thread, always read and use it. Change your ‘measurements’ back or lose ‘1’ loyal individual.

  6. I lovelovelove that you put your simplified, approachable spin on macarons! I’ve made them successfully before, but they’re still an intimidating little cookie! Your recipes always make things seem more approachable, so I think I’ll be giving these a shot! Love!

  7. Oh my goodness — these are too fun! I still have never attempted making macarons, but you make it sound do-able. May totally have to give these a try when I gear up my courage. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the best!!

  8. Jenny they are gorgeous and so creative! I love Cinn Toast Crunch cereal and have made smoothies with it, but wow, you have me way beat! And the Cinnamon Sugar Buttercream – yes, I’d be licking the bowl! I can’t believe you have only been making macarons for like…a month! You are a total pro!!

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