Direct Expanded Cereals

Direct Expanded Cereals schematic

1. SBX Master™ Extruder

Ingredients are texturized and cooked through a combination of heat, mechanical shear and moisture addition. Flavours and colours can be added easily.

2. Syrup Coating System

Cereals are glazed or coated by atomized spraying systems and rotating drum before the product is dried.

3. Dryer

A final dryer is specified to dry the coated products.

  • Extruded Cereals

    Twin-screw extrusion is a highly versatile, economic process that successfully produces a broad variety of expanded cereals throughout the world. Typical cereals include corn balls, multi grain rings, alphabet shapes, cocoa curls, cocoa balls and oat rings. Baker Perkins' Cereal Master EX™ process is a low-cost point of entry to this highly profitable breakfast cereals market.

    Baker Perkins' twin-screw SBX Master™ extruder cooks ingredients using a combination of heat, mechanical shear and moisture addition. Manufacturers can choose from the full array of grain and rice as the basis for an extensive cereal portfolio, while additional flavours and colours can be added directly into the barrel.

    Baker Perkins' extruders are a low cost-of-ownership tool allowing a wide range of products to be made with simple product changeover. Cereal lines are designed to be simply expanded or adapted on a modular basis to increase output or expand a product range. Utilising Baker Perkins’ depth of process expertise, co-extrusion equipment, flaking rolls, cookers and dryers can be added to the Cereal Master EX™ line to make a wide range of high-specification products. A coating system is also an option for adding value through frosting or glazing.

    Performance and reliability are maintained throughout, making Cereal Master™ the ideal system for cereal manufacturers of every size.

  • Required Equipment
    Extrusion & Co-Extrusion  








    SBX Master™ Extruder



    Syrup Coating  







    Preparation & Coating Systems


    Laboratory Scale Systems  







    Laboratory Scale Cereal Cooking System


Brochure: Breakfast Cereals

Brochure: Breakfast Cereals

Expanded Cereal Products

Expanded Cereal Products

View some of the direct expanded cereal products that can be made on Baker Perkins' process lines.

Cereal Master EX™

Cereal Master EX™

Expandable modular process lines for a wide variety of extruded and co-extruded breakfast cereals.

Cereal Innovation Centres

Cereal Innovation Centres

Baker Perkins offers all its customers facilities to develop new products and processes, produce samples for test marketing, and conduct feasibility trials.