Are you wondering what cereals are gluten free? Well, gluten free cereals are now available in a multitude of shapes, sizes, textures, and flavors. From Mom & Pop brands to major manufacturers, you’ll find in almost any grocery store you visit. They have gluten free cereals for adults as well as children. Some are certified gluten free, while others just avoid any gluten ingredients. There’s something for every diet, as well.
Gluten Free Cheerios
UPDATE: Some people with celiac disease have reacted to Cheerios.
The new gluten free cereal on the block is Cheerios! Most of the Gluten Free Cheerios will be exactly the same as their gluten counterparts, but safe for those on a gluten free diet. However, they had to reformulate the Multi Grain Cheerios to remove the wheat and barley. The gluten free version will contain sorghum and millet, instead.
Read about Gluten Free Cheerios on General Mill’s blog.
Nature’s Path offers gluten free cereals for adults and children. The kids’ line is called Envirokids. They’re natural cereals with the shapes, taste and texture of kids’ favorites like Peanut Butter Panda Puffs and Gorilla Munch Corn Puffs. However, they have the all-times faves such as Corn Flakes, but they are sweetened with fruit juice instead of corn syrup or sugar. They also have a healthy line called Qi’a which are packed with superfoods such as seeds. They’re delicious, as well.
Nature’s Path’s gluten free products (they ones with gluten, too) are made one thoroughly cleaned equipment. They also test their products, internally and externally, for gluten. Besides being gluten free, these products are also vegetarian, as well as certified organic and non-GMO verified.
Check out a few of them:
Kellogg’s Gluten Free Rice Krispies Cereal – UPDATE: Discontinued in the United States; Still Made in Canada
Kellogg’s makes a Gluten Free Rice Krispies cereal. They are also made of brown rice, but do not taste any different than the regular Rice Krispies. A matter of fact, they seem to snap, crackle, pop even louder than I remember.
Be sure to purchase the box that is labeled “gluten free” as they make one variety with gluten.
Post ensures that no gluten cross-contamination will occur as they take steps to prevent it. They also use only gluten-free certified ingredients.
Learn more about Kellogg’s Gluten Free Rice Krispies.
Erewhon Organic Cereals
The only substitute for Cocoa Krispies is Attune’s Gluten Free Cocoa Crispies. As a healthier choice, they use brown rice instead of white rice. They do not add salt, but instead, they add a variety of berries. Their Strawberry flavor contains rice and corn. They make Twice Rice, which consists of soft and crisp brown rice coated with honey and brown rice syrup. If your kids prefer corn flakes, they make them, as well. Their gluten-free cereals are certified gluten-free through the Gluten Intolerance Certification Organization (GFCO). While Erewhon cereals are gluten-free, Attunes also makes other products that contain gluten. All of their products are organic.
Check a few varietes:
Erewhon Gluten Free Rice Twice Cereal
Arrowhead Mills offers Gluten Free Maple Buckwheat Flakes. They are also Kosher and organic. Picture corn flakes, but instead the flakes are made from buckwheat, which is extremely healthy for you. In addition, they are sweetened with organic sugar, honey, and maple syrup.
Check them out:
Gluten Free Chex Cereal
Chex makes a variety of gluten-free cereals. The rice, corn, and vanilla flavors contain whole grains. The are all free of artificial coloring and flavoring. The sweetest out of all of the varieties are the Chocolate, Cinnamon, Apple Cinnamon and Honey Nut, flavors.
They also offer gluten free instant oats in a variety of flavors.
Chex frequently cleans their processing equipment in order to avoid cross-contamination of gluten.
Post Gluten Free Cereals
Cocoa Pebbles, and Fruity Pebbles are both gluten-free. You don’t have to purchase any special box. They only make one version that is naturally free of gluten. Kids usually appreciate this as they don’t have to eat anything “special” apart from their friends.
Post uses only certified gluten-free ingredients. However, the product itself is not certified gluten free.
Special K Gluten Free Cereal
Special K recently released Touch of Brown Sugar Gluten Free Cereal.
Ingredients include: Whole grain brown rice, sugar, whole grain sorghum, milled corn, corn bran, soluble corn fiber, brown sugar syrup, contains 2% or less of salt, honey, dried invert cane syrup, tricalcium phosphate, natural flavor, molasses, BHT for freshness. Vitamins and Minerals: Iron (ferric orthophosphate), vitamin C (ascorbic acid), niacinamide, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), vitamin A palmitate, vitamin B1 (thiamin hydrochloride), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin D3.
Check out this new cereal at Touch of Brown Sugar Gluten Free Cereal.
Glutino Hot Cereals
All of the cereals made by Glutino are gluten-free. Check out their Gluten Free Maple Buckwheat Flakes, Sweetened Rice Flakes, and Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats at Glutino’s website.
All of their products are gluten free certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO).