Cold cereals are a breakfast mainstay, and for good reason. They’re flavorful, packed with fiber and vitamins, and highly customizable with many possible toppings. From plain oats to crunchy brown rice cacao crisps, there’s something for almost everyone.
Finding the Healthiest Cold Cereals
Not all cold cereals are created equal. Ingredient quality and sourcing matter, as do protein and fiber content. The best cold cereals pack in key nutrients, using trustworthy ingredients that meet a wide range of dietary needs. Our expansive cereal selection includes options with important certifications, including:
- USDA Organic
- Certified gluten-free
- Glyphosate residue-free
Top Cold Cereal Brands
Prepare your next bowl of cereal with a delicious and natural option from one of these popular brands:
One Degree Organic Foods
Named after the concept of “six degrees of separation,” One Degree Organic Foods focuses on transparent foods with easy-to-understand ingredients. This company offers organic, non-GMO, and glyphosate residue-free cold cereals.
Between 2013 and 2016 alone, Nature’s Path prevented the use of over 70,000 tons of fertilizer and 1,000 tons of pesticide, thanks to its commitment to organic and sustainable farming. Nature’s Path has been focused on these practices ever since its founding in 1985.
As a brand that stocks a wide assortment of natural, organic, and healthy cereals, we couldn’t pass up the chance to put our own twist on some go-to options like toasted oats and coconut flakes. All of our cold cereals are certified USDA Organic.
Best Cold Cereals
Overwhelmed by the number of cold cereal choices out there? Start with these popular picks:
One Degree Organic Foods Sprouted Oat O’s
These “cheery O’s” are made with whole oats, brown rice, lentils, and garbanzo beans. They’re completely free of glyphosate residue, and they’re non-GMO, too.
Nature's Path Organic Corn Flakes Cereal, Fruit Juice Sweetened
These gluten-free cornflakes are also free from additives and artificial sweeteners. In fact, they’re sweetened with simple fruit juice concentrate!
Organic Cold Cereals
Enjoy these organic cold cereals for a healthy and refreshing breakfast:
Thrive Market Organic Coconut Flakes Cereal
Our most popular cold cereal, these coconut flakes are sourced from sustainable farms in the Philippines. There are just three ingredients in each box - coconut meat, coconut water, and palm starch.
Cascadian Farm Cinnamon Crunch Cereal
Get 15 grams of whole grains and 3 grams of fiber in every serving of this delicious cereal. Certified organic and non-GMO, it’s only lightly sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
Natural Cold Cereals
You can’t go wrong with these trusted favorites:
Food for Life Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal Almond
Made with organic almonds, this cereal is rich in both protein and fiber. Each serving contains 8 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and less than 1 gram of sugar.
Living Intentions Activated Superfood Cereal, Blueberry Blast
This organic cereal comes with tons of berries, literally right out of the box. Blueberries, elderberries, acai, and maqui - they’re all here!
Think Outside the Cereal Box
You can do a lot with cold cereal beyond just eating it by itself. Check out our blog to learn more:
Ideas for a Healthier Breakfast
Smoothie bowls, oatmeal, or muffins? Take a look at our ideas and recipes in this post.
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