September 22, 2022
Fun fact: I can confidently say that my body composition is about 75% cereal. If you look at my pantry, you would probably arrive at one of two conclusions: a. This household likes their fortified grains or b. There’s someone living here that has an obsessive problem with cereal. The latter is most correct. I can trace my cereal tasting career back to when I was a toddler, trying every known flavor of mini wheats (strawberry is the best, you’re not allowed to argue). Obviously now a lot of the cereals that I liked I can no longer have, however that does not mean that I am out of my cereal-critic job. I have found many cereals that I probably eat too much of, so I have compounded a list for any new or experienced celiacs looking for a breakfast food (or late night snack, as I usually have it).
Reese’s Puffs- I’m the first one to say I don’t like chocolate, but this cereal is my only exception. Corn-based puffs flavored with peanut butter and chocolate make probably one of my favorite desserts. This cereal is made by General Mills, which processes its corn products separate from anything with gluten in it. Although not explicitly mentioned on the box, Reese’s Puffs are both gluten and dairy free.
Three Wishes Cereal- The one thing about cereals that I don’t like is that they don't keep you full for long. That’s why Three Wishes is one of my favorites. It’s packed with plant based protein, keeping you satisfied for multiple hours. Gluten free, grain free, vegan, oat-free and chickpea-based, Three Wishes is perfect for multiple different diet types. My personal favorite is the berry flavor (you’ll see later on I have a strong preference towards berry flavored cereals) but they come in many other different flavors like chocolate and cinnamon.
Kix- I will argue passionately with anyone who says that Kix has no flavor. Maybe you really have to think about it, but I promise there is in fact flavor there. Kix is corn based and contains no gluten ingredients and is not cross-processed with anything with gluten, therefore it is a perfect option for celiacs. They’re easy to find on the go, so I usually eat these as breakfast while on the road or at the airport.
Kix Berry Berry Flavor- I’m gonna let you in on a secret, because Kix Berry Berry Flavor is the lesser known type of Kix Cereal. I have only seen it in a store ONCE. I usually purchase this on Amazon, but the shipping fees are worth it (I accidentally bought a box from an independent seller for 15 dollars so read the product description before buying, unlike I did… What can I say? I was really excited). Just as the original Kix, Berry Berry flavor is corn based and contains no gluten ingredients.
Forager Grain-Free O’s- This cereal is a new find for me, but I had to add it onto the list. The Forager Project, the company behind the cereal, is a family-founded initiative to produce more organic and plant based foods. Most of their products are cashew based, like their Grain-Free O’s are. I highly encourage you to check out their website, www.foragerproject.com, where they run a blog with vegan recipes and constantly update their product list. I personally love their strawberry cereal, which is plant based, dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
I hope you enjoyed my chronicle of the best gluten free cereals I have encountered on my cereal journey. Happy munching!