An aerated food product includes a base ingredient, a protein and a liquid and, in some instances, a carbohydrate source. The base ingredient may include a whole grain source, a fiber source, a fruit source, a vegetable source, or a combination thereof. In some aspects, the product has a moisture content in the range of about 1% to about 5%. In one embodiment, the product has a density in the range of about 0.02 g/cc to about 0.50 g/cc. In some embodiments the product has a porosity in the range of about 15% to about 65%. In some embodiments, the product has a texture hardness in the range of about 1 kg to about 7 kg.

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