Home » Is Cinnamon Toast Crunch Healthy?
Health

Is Cinnamon Toast Crunch Healthy?

Although some people may consider cinnamon toast crunch to be just plain old sugar, there are some healthier alternatives you can make it into. These include adding cream or milk, using lower calorie sweeteners like sucralose (also known as Splenda) instead of white sugar, and cooking it a bit longer until it’s more crisp-tasting.

By that time though, it will probably have burnt slightly so you’ll want to make sure your stomach is well fed before eating it! That’s why most recipes call for serving it with breakfast foods like fruits and/or bread.

If you’re still very hungry at that time, you could try having an apple or something similar, but only if it’s not too late in the day otherwise you’ll get sick due to lack of nutrients.

Overall, although cinnamon toast crunch contains sugar, it is not overly rich in carbs nor does it contain any butter so it is considered low fat. It also has decent amounts of protein and vitamin B6 which help keep your body functioning properly.

However, it is high in sodium which can lead to water retention and heart disease if consumed in excess. This article will talk about the health benefits of cinnamon toast crunch and whether or not it is healthy for individuals who love this cereal.

Disclaimer: The following paragraphs will discuss possible side effects and risks of cinnamon.

Nutrition labels

 

One of our favorite ways to evaluate whether or not a food is healthy is by looking at its nutrition label. Most foods these days have a nutritional label that includes both total calories, sugar content, and fat content.

The calorie information can help us determine if the food is too high for our personal diet goals. If you find yourself wanting an item, be sure to subtract the calories you consume from your daily intake!

Sugars are typically categorized as either “added sugars” or “natural sugars.” Some people may still consider sucrose (or table sugar) to be more harmful than white chocolate, but that debate really comes down to individual preferences.

We prefer including some natural sugar in our diets, so we don’t feel that eating only raw vegetables is good for us. Having some added sugar helps make most foods taste better! That’s why it’s important to recognize what extra sugars are included in your cinnamon toast crunch diet plan.

You might also notice how much potassium they include in their recipe. Potassium aids in muscle function and blood circulation, which means someone with cardiovascular disease could benefit slightly less from a serving of cinnamon toast crunch than someone without such conditions.

Toast Crunch

is cinnamon toast crunch healthy

While not as popular now, cinnamon toast crunch is an interesting food item to look into. Most people know about this cereal by its original name of Toaster Pastry or just Toast Crunch!

Cinnamon toast crunch comes in one ounce (about 1/4 cup) serving sizes which contains three grams of protein. It also has 375 calories per one-cup box which can be hard to find these days.

The first thing most notice about this cereal are the golden raisin pieces that go along with it. These are typically color coded according to flavor; Golden Berry for strawberry, Chocolate Chip for chocolate, and Oatmeal Raisin for traditional oat taste.

All three have more than twice the amount of sugar as plain oats do. The average person knows too much sugar when they eat it, so making your breakfast even more saturated fat and sugar isn’t a good idea.

What are it used for?

is cinnamon toast crunch healthy

People often ask if cinnamon toast crunch is healthier than regular toasted oats or plain old cinnamon bread. The answer is that although one may be higher in sugar, they are both similar in nutrition value.

Cinnamon toast crunch has almost twice as much sugar as an oatmeal bar with the same amount of calories. This can make it seem like a better choice than your average roll-around-the-mouth piece of sweet cereal.

However, you’d be buying more carbs per serving to get the same amount of nutritional value. And while some people may feel happier eating more carbohydrates, not everyone feels the same way.

About the author

Dayna Bass

Dayna Bass

I came to Email via the Customer Product team, which means I’m always considering our readers' experience, beyond the content, and thinking of ways to connect product experiences across The Cumbernauld.

Add Comment

Click here to post a comment