Cereal is a popular breakfast food, but it can be hard for people with gluten intolerance to identify a cereal that doesn’t contain any grains with gluten.
Luckily there are plenty of brands out there that offer gluten-free cereal! Some companies even make their own and have been doing so for years.
Examples include Post Foods, Nature’s Path Organic Cereals, and Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. The sheer number of options and variety can be quite daunting, but I have compiled a list of some of the best gluten-free cereals on the market that you should try.
There are so many cereals to choose from nowadays that it can be hard to figure out the right one. Thankfully I have put together a handy list of the best 22 brands. I’ve categorized them by Most Popular, Healthy, Vegan, Keto Friendly, and a kids section. From oatmeal, chocolaty, fruity, breakfast puffs, and peanut puffs – there will be something in these categories that you will love!
Since there is such an abundance of cereals, I have categorized them into four main groups. This will help you decide which is the best gluten-free cereal for you.
Most Popular Gluten-Free Cereal
Cheerios: Probably the most popular Gluten-Free cereal out there today. Cheerios is made of Oats, and therefore gluten-free. If you want to learn more about the process, here is a great page explaining Cheerio’s gluten-free process. The old cheerios cereal were a veteran in the breakfast realm, but now they’ve refined their product line into something that is not only gluten-free but also totally delicious. With flavors like apple cinnamon, honey nut, Frosted, Chocolate, Strawberry, Blueberry, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and classic Cheerios cereals are sure to please just about any appetite. Enjoy some fresh fruit immersed in your Cheerios!
Healthy Gluten-Free Cereals
Kind Breakfast Cereals: KIND Breakfast Cereal is a tasty and nutritious breakfast choice for kids and adults alike. KIND offers four flavors – dark Chocolate Almond, Apple Cinnamon, Oats and Almond, or Cranberry Almond, giving you the perfect sweet tooth satisfaction without harming your body with refined sugar. All KIND cereals are gluten-free. This cereal will make your mornings just a little bit brighter.
Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal: What a perfect way to start your morning! Made with the freshest, organic ingredients and some of the tastiest flavors around Cascadian Farm Organic Cereal, Gluten-Free delivers the flavor and satisfaction you want from a delicious breakfast. For an even better nutritional profile, we recommend adding raisins or other dried fruit on top. Try the different available flavors: dark chocolate almond, granola oats, and honey, cinnamon crunch, purely o’s, graham crunch, berry vanilla puffs, cinnamon raisin.
Nature’s Path Gluten-Free Cereal: Nature’s Path offers some gluten-free flavors. It is the perfect start to any day. And with organic, gluten-free ingredients, it’s healthy too! Choose from yummy Honey’d Corn Flakes, Fruit Juice Corn Flakes, Purple Acai, Crunchy Vanilla, Golden Tumeric, and others.
NUCO Certified Organic Grain and Gluten-Free Coconut Crunch Cereal: NUCO is a healthy Certified ORGANIC Grain & Gluten-Free Coconut Crunch Cereal loaded with organic ingredients – mainly coconut. NUCO is a household name and well known for making high-quality coconut products. However, this cereal will make you beg to differ. Aside from the not-so-great taste, this cereal is really crunchy. And I don’t mean that in a good way. You will also notice an unpleasant bitter after taste. But, everyone likes different things in life. You might love it. Please note this is one of the most expensive cereals on this list.
Happy Belly Rice Biscuits (Amazon Brand): This cereal is made with rice, sugar, salt, and molasses. This gluten-free cereal is very similar to Rice Chex, but at a lower price. It goes great with fruit or raisins.
365 by Whole Foods Market: is a berry-flavored organic cereal, gluten-free, allergy tested, and a certified food product that would be enjoyed by most. This fiber-filled cereal offers wholesome ingredients like organic rice flour, organic corn flour, organic strawberries. I wish we would order these more often – the family does love it.
Vegan Gluten-Free Cereals
Three Sisters Barbara’s Puffins Multigrain Cereal: is non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. Made from whole grains, including corn flour, whole grain brown rice flour, and whole-grain pure oat flour. This is one of the higher-priced cereals. The taste is sweet, crunchy with a resemblance to a healthier version of Cap’n Crunch.
Three Wishes Cereal: Imagine the perfect breakfast. It consists of a hearty, gluten-free cereal packed with protein and fiber to keep you feeling full without weighing you down. Every spoonful is loaded with nutritious fruit. Each serving has 8g of plant-based vegan protein and only 3g of sugar. The rest of the sweet comes from monk fruit. I know our vegan friends will love it because they’ve created this high-quality cereal using natural, plant-based ingredients like chickpea, tapioca, and pea protein. It comes in 4 flavors: Cinnamon, Cocoa, Fruity, and Honey.
The downside – it is a tad bit pricy. Also, please note though it is gluten-free, the company processes in a facility with wheat and other foods a person might be allergic to.
HighKey Keto Gluten-Free Cereal: What are you looking for in a breakfast cereal regarding taste and texture? These gluten-free HighKey Keto Snacks – Protein Breakfast Cereal delivers a low carb, keto-friendly cereal that will fuel your morning. It is loaded with 10g of protein per serving. With 0g net carbs per serving, this crunchy, savory bite puts all the boxed cereals out of commission! Delivering tasty bites, each perfect for toppings or by themselves. Just grab from the cabinet and enjoy your next busy morning. Highkey comes in these flavors: Chocolate, Fruity, Frosted, Cinnamon, and Honey Nut.
Forager Project Cereal: The packaging lacks a professional appearance, the cost of the cereal is expensive for what you get, and there are only four flavors available to choose from. All organic and gluten-free products usually have typical drawbacks when it comes to taste. This cereal could be tastier. For the lighter flavors, you can almost taste the bean ingredient. The stronger flavors are tastier, but they offer health benefits like promoting heart health, strengthening our immune system, reducing inflammation, and even boosting your mood! All while being totally 100% organic grain-free gluten-free cereal.
Seven Sundays Grain-Free Cereal: This is a grain-free, vegan, paleo cereal made with real cocoa, cassava, sunflower protein, dates, and sweetened coconut sugar. It has the perfect sweet taste with just the right crunch. The box doesn’t say much, but in my opinion, this is one of the best chocolate flavors on this list. Other flavors include Real Berry and Real Cinnamon.
Keto Gluten-Free Cereals
Catalina Crunch Dark Chocolate Keto Gluten-Free Cereal: If you’re looking for a wholesome cereal you can enjoy on the keto diet (5g Carb per serving), Catalina Crunch Dark Chocolate Cereal is the perfect way to start your day. It is a delicious dark chocolate cereal containing fiber and protein without any sugar or gluten. There is nothing artificial in this low-carb cereal. It is made from organic yellow pea protein, potato fiber, non-GMO corn fiber. It even has turmeric. If you’ve tried other Keto products before, you’ll understand when I say it tastes like keto sweet. For a Keto product, it isn’t that expensive.
Spoon Magic Gluten-Free Keto Cereal: If you are gluten intolerant and do the Keto diet, this is the cereal for you. If you are looking for low carb, high protein, Magic Spoon offers some of the best breakfast options out there. It will also keep your gut happy, as well as your macros on track! It’s wheat-free and doesn’t contain any sugars or gluten at all! We’ve ordered the 4 flavor variety pack a few times and can say all taste great, but I am a sucker for the Peanut butter one – crunchy, nutty, and slightly salty. I’ve had to fight my husband for it. Kids might let you know it needs more sugar, but it is just the right amount for me. It is a bit pricy, but so is most keto food out there.
Schoolyard Snacks Low Carb Keto Gluten-Free Cereal: Schoolyard Snacks Low Carb Keto Cereal is for all you low-carbers out there that are craving some peanut butter cereal little sweet. It’s made with real roasted peanuts, and it tastes like childhood nostalgia, with the crunchy peanut bits in every bite. I am not kidding when I say low-calorie food here – this stuffs only comes in at 100 calories per serving! The only low side is that it is pricy, like most keto products. Is it worth the money? Probably not, unless you really love peanut butter cereals and are into keto.
Kashi GO Keto Gluten-Free Cereal: This is another keto-friendly cereal that is grain-free. It is made with pea protein, lentil protein, chickpeas, and a hit of cinnamon and vanilla. Normally keto foods have a distinct taste related to the sweeteners and protein used – this cereal has very little “keto” taste.
Kids Gluten-Free Cereals
Choco Chimps Chocolate Organic Cereal: This is one of my children’s favorite cereal. They love the sweet chocolate taste. Choco Chimps is a delicious, gluten-free, organic cereal. It contains cane sugar, Fair Trade cocoa powder, and natural flavor. There are no artificial colors or flavors in Choco Chimps cereals.
Annie’s Organic Gluten-Free Cereal: Annie’s Gluten-Free, Organic Cereal comprises whole grain oats, cane sugar, whole-grain cornmeal, rice flour, and other natural ingredients that provide hearty energy. This product does not contain any gluten or malt, and the cinnamon version (I bought for my family) tastes like cinnamon. It was a bit on the sweet side but had the added benefit of being gentle on the stomach. The different flavors of this cereal come in Fruity Bunnies, Frosted Oat Flakes, Cocoa Bunnies, Cinna Bunnies, Friends Bunnies. There is no description of the benefits on the website I read it from, but Annie’s products are made with all-natural ingredients, so they must be healthful.
Lucky Charms: This one was a big surprise to me. As a kid, I loved Lucky Charms, and finding out that they are gluten-free was a huge happy moment. My kids love it. Granted, it might be more sugar than you want to feed your kids, but it is tasty. Add some fruit to make up for the guilty pleasure. Did I forget to mention they are very fair in the price?
Rice Chex Gluten-Free Cereal: Made with whole grain rice, rice, sugar, salt, and molasses, it is a very similar taste to the Happy Belly Rice Biscuits by Amazon. This cereal also goes great with fruit – the only way I get my kids to eat it – kids like color. Sprinkle on eggs, in oatmeal, or on top of yogurt. The perfect complement for any breakfast meal of the day! It also comes in different flavors: Honey Nut, Chocolate, Corn, Cinnamon, Blueberry and Vanilla
Post Cocoa Pebbles: Prize yourself a piece of pure nostalgia when you suck down your taste buds with these one-of-a-kind gluten-free cocoa puffs. With the perfect crunch factor, these bite-sized bits will make all eyes go wide! Priced is a bit high, but the chocolate crispy taste is worth it.
Love Grown Comet Crispies Gluten-Free Cereal: is made with a blend of navy, lentil, and garbanzo beans. It is Gluten-Free and non-GMO certified. It is a tasty cereal and makes for a great snack. It does have a bit more sugar than I would like it to have, but I guess it is common with most kids’ cereals. Love Grown cereals come in 3 flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Fruity.