Warm or cold, a bowl of cereal can be a tasty, nutritious, and fiber-rich way to start your day, or a convenient snack at any other time. Likewise, healthy granolas provide plenty of protein and other nutrients to keep you going, and they’re perfect for gluten-free or paleo diets.
Chewing Down on Cereals and Granolas
There’s endless variety in cereals and granolas, from steel-cut and rolled oats to toaster pastries and grain-free granolas. While it can be tough to choose from among our more than 100 options, rest assured that we have choices that meet many different dietary needs while also carrying a wide range of important consumer certifications. Look for cereal and granolas with labels like:
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Project Verified
- Glyphosate residue-free
- Certified gluten-free
Top Cereal and Granola Brands
Try out these proven, trusted brands for your next bowl of oats or granola:
Bob’s Red Mill
Launched in 1978, this employee-owned company makes many whole-grain products. The secret to its success? Old-world engineering modeled after the technology found in traditional stone mills and designed to retain the most nutritious parts of the grain.
Nature’s Path is committed to organic food and sustainable farming practices. Toward that end, it was the first company to bring USDA Organic cereals to market and has already prevented the use of thousands of tons of chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
Elizabeth Stein built the Purely Elizabeth brand in the wake of her runaway success making baked goods. Purely Elizabeth specializes in ancient grains, superfoods, and grain-free granolas, all without any added sugar.
Best Cereals and Granolas
All of our cereals and granolas give you a reliable source of dietary fiber, as well as many important vitamins and minerals. Start with some of these beloved options:
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola Cereal, Original
Delicious by itself or as a complement to your yogurt or smoothie, this is one versatile granola. It is also certified gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and organic.
Thrive Market Organic Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
Our most popular cereal is as wholesome as it is as chewy. There’s no gluten here, nor any preservatives or artificial ingredients - just organic oats that can be used for homemade granola bars, a tasty breakfast, or in many different baked goods.
Healthy Hot Cereals
Make a sweet or savory cereal using one of these popular picks:
Bob's Red Mill Organic Gluten-Free Steel Cut Oats
Gluten-free and organic, these oats are also rich in fiber and protein. Add anything from an egg to some brown sugar for a customized bowl designed to satisfy your particular taste.
Purely Elizabeth Superfood Oats Cup, Apple Cinnamon Pecan
This non-GMO oatmeal is a complete meal all by itself, packing 9 grams of protein, 7 grams of fiber, and no added sugar. Prepare overnight, cook it up instantly with hot water, or just toss it in the microwave for a few minutes.
Try these granolas for a nutritious snack or meal:
Paleonola Maple Pancake Grain Free Granola
As its name indicates, this is a paleo-friendly granola. Instead of oats, Paleonola used non-GMO almonds, pecans, and pumpkin seeds.
Go Raw Sprouted Organic Granola, Coco Crunch
Made with just nine ingredients, this organic vegan granola has a rich, chocolaty flavor. That makes it great as a sweet snack or as part of a healthy dessert.
Unpacking Cereal and Granola Facts
Want to know more about what’s in your cereals and granolas? Check out these posts on our blog:
Steel Cut vs. Rolled Oats
These two labels are very common on oat products, but what do they and how you should you choose between them? We break it down in this entry.
Fitting Oatmeal Into a Gluten-Free Diet
“Is oatmeal gluten-free?” is a common question, and the answer is “it depends”, mainly on how the oats were processed. In this post, we provide some guidance on how to tell if your oatmeal is gluten-free.