Cereals have been much loved breakfast staples for many and vegans shouldn’t have to miss out on this tasty morning meal. From muesli to porridge, the list below features brilliant cereals that will make the road to adopting a vegan lifestyle a little easier.
#1 Nature’s Path Crunchy Maple Sunrise
This is a cereal I have been eating for so many years. Not only is it vegan, but it is gluten free, organic, non-GMO project verified, low fat, has 12 grams of whole grains, including 3 grams of dietary fiber, that help you stay fuller longer. Only 5% of Americans get enough fiber so this cereal helps you cleanse away toxins and may even lower cholesterol and help you to keep a healthy weight. Plus it comes in a small EnviroBox which means that you are using less paper.
#2 Barbara’s Bakery Puffins Cereal
Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins have such a fun name, even the kids will want to be vegan! Super tasty with minimal, clean ingredients like non-GMO corn, whole grain oats, and rice flour serve as the gluten-free base, and peanut butter, cane sugar, molasses, and the perfect amount of salt rounds out this sweet and slightly savory cereal. Don’t worry about the sugar too much; there is only 6 g per serving of cereal. Pair it with oat milk instead of cow’s milk to eat even less sugar.
#3 Kashi Strawberry Fields
Kashi Strawberry Fields is a delicious option for anyone who wants to avoid corn. These flakes are made of rice and wheat, and packs 18 grams of whole grains, 3 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein per serving. It is also non-GMO project verified, certified organic, and has the sweetness and freshness of dried raspberries and strawberries.
#4 Plain Quaker Oatmeal
Plain rolled oatmeal is a 100% whole grain product with no added sugar and no added oils. It cooks quickly and is inexpensive. You can flavor it however you’d like (fresh fruits, nuts, and seeds would be my top picks). As an added benefit, choosing a diet of minimally processed and whole foods helps to support healthy weight management. Steel cut oats are another alternative with a great texture but they take much longer to cook.
#5 Kashi Organic Promise® Sprouted Grains Cereal
This Vegan Kashi Breakfast Cereal is made with delicious plant-based ingredients, including sprouted grains, such as wheat, spelt and amaranth. This cereal is made with 51 g of whole grain per serving, is 100% Whole Grain, is an excellent source of fiber at 6g per serving and is certified USDA Organic.
#6 Nature’s Path Sunrise Crunchy Maple Cereal
Nature’s Path Sunrise Crunchy Maple cereal is all the crunch you crave, and none of the gluten bloat. The subtle maple syrup sweetness pairs really well with almond milk. Being gluten free, organic, and non-GMO, it pulls out all the stops so I don’t feel guilty for my late night cereal fix. It has quality ingredients like quinoa, whole grain, and flax seed that make it a hearty choice. It’s my go-to!
#7 Barbara’s Bakery Puffins Cereal
This cereal is low in sugar, low in fat,vegan, and also has amazing flavor. Additionally Barbara’s products have been around since 1971. Finally they are low in cholesterol and can benefit both children and adults.. A must try..
#8 Cascadian Farm Organic Granola
This is the vegan cereal to start your day off on the right foot. Packed with organic whole grain oats, rice, quinoa, and spelt that’s been sprinkled with cinnamon, Circadian Farm’s Purely O’s is a deliciously nutritious breakfast choice. The best part is that it contains no artificial flavors or preservatives, so you know that what you see is what you get.
#9 Kashi Go Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal
Kashi’s Go Peanut Butter Crunch Cereal is a delicious way to start your day and completely vegan and non-GMO. One serving contains 10 grams of plant-based protein, 13 grams of whole grains, 6 grams of fiber, and the entire family will love it for it’s sweet and crunchy texture. It has a delicious cinnamon taste and pairs well with fresh fruits and vegan milk supplements, but it’s tasty enough to eat on its own as well!
The recommendations of products and books within this article where sourced from industry experts. Their names and websites are listed below.
Dr. Lindsey Elmore from LindseyElmore
Summer Yule from Summer Yule Nutrition
Jenna Appel from Appel Nutrition Inc.
Sophia Rose Webster from Sophia Rose Roams
Stefanie Almond from Hope & Love Radio
Adina Mahalli from Maple Holistics
Beverly Friedmann from MyFoodSubscriptions