Cereal & Granola Bars
What a wonderful world it would be if we all had time to cook a fresh, hot breakfast every day. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible. When you need a quick bite on your way out the door, cereal bars can get you up and moving.
Quick Nutrition in a Pinch
Cereal and granola bars give you that much-needed energy uptick when you find yourself hungry between meals. Check out our favorite picks for bars that satiate your appetite using wholesome, natural ingredients.
Top Cereal and Granola Bar Brands
From supermarket standbys to some lesser-known gems, here are our favorite snack bar brands:
Since 2004, KIND has been known for healthy protein bars made from natural ingredients, and the company is also regularly involved in philanthropic efforts. Each month, participants vote on which KIND Causes to support, and the company donates $10,000 to a new effort.
Bobo’s Oat Bars
Powered by the marvelously nutritious - and surprisingly mighty - little oat, Bobo’s produces a wide variety of breakfast bars (both stuffed and regular) as well as bite-sized morsels and toaster pastries. This brand uses simple ingredients, and all of their products are vegan, Non-GMO Project Verified, and gluten-free.
Elizabeth Stein launched Simply Elizabeth in 2008 with the goal of making superfoods convenient for people who don’t always have time to make their own morning meals. Simply Elizabeth products feature ingredients like quinoa, chia, and other superfoods, and they’re all vegan, organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO.
Best Cereal and Granola Bars
Keep hunger at bay by reaching for some of these tasty, nutritious bars and bites:
Bobo’s Oat Bars Gluten-Free Apple Pie Stuffed Oat Bite
Enjoy some exceptional oat power with these delicious stuffed apple bites. This pack of five energy bites will feel like a tiny treat, since each mouthful is loaded with flavorful organic apples and ground cinnamon.
Pamela’s Oat Chocolate Chip Coconut Whenever Bars
Whether you’re craving a sweet treat after dinner or a soft and chewy start to your morning, Whenever Bars deliver the goods. They’ve got sweet lush chocolate and sweet agave, as well as healthy oats, rice, and chia seeds.
Gluten-Free Cereal and Granola-Bars
These snack bars check several of our most-requested nutritional boxes:
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Bar, Original
These sweet and salty breakfast bars are made with Simply Elizabeth’s special mixture of ancient grains and superfoods, such as chia and sunflower seeds. They clock in at three grams of protein per bar, and they’re baked in organic coconut oil.
Nature’s Path Organic Breakfast Bars, Chunky Chocolate Peanut
Can you think of a better way to greet the dawn than with smooth organic peanut butter and fair-trade chocolate? How about if we throw in some organic granola made with whole-grain rolled oats?
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