List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kellogg's, General Mills and Other Companies

This list of gluten free cereals from Kelloggs, General Mills, Post, and others will get your day off to a great start!
This list of gluten free cereals from Kelloggs, General Mills, Post, and others will get your day off to a great start! | Source

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, as you are breaking the fast from not eating all night long, and setting the path for the rest of the day.

According to the General Mills website,

When you consider the benefits of cereal, you’ll see why it is a great breakfast choice.

Ready-to-eat cereals are rich in important vitamins and minerals, yet lower in calories than many other breakfast options.

Cereal eaters also consume less fat, less cholesterol and more fiber than noncereal eaters.

Eating Breakfast Cereal

For this and many other reasons, I regularly eat cereal each morning for breakfast. It is quick, convenient, and limits my food choices so I can stay away from pastries and other less healthy choices.

When I found out that I had gluten intolerance, I thought it would be simply a matter of checking food labels, and making sure that I stop buying things that have wheat in them. If the label doesn't have a warning that it has wheat or was made in a facility that also made wheat products, I would be just fine. I wanted to be able to eat normal food, and simply avoid the products that have gluten in them.

This morning, I called the major cereal manufacturers, Kellogg’s and General Mills, to expand my list of available cereal choices. It turned out, however, that instead of being expanded, my list was dramatically reduced. I then did some additional research to increase my list of cereal choices yet again. It turns out that I will need to look for the gluten-free label on my cereals that I buy in the future.

Kellogg's Gluten Free Cereal

My first call was to Kellogg's. They make a lot of different cereals, including Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, neither of which have wheat. The last time I had gone to the grocery store, I had noticed that they sold Gluten Free Rice Krispies, which is made with brown rice.

The customer service representative told me that the only gluten free cereal they made was the Gluten Free Rice Krispies. I asked her about Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies, and she told me that they were not gluten free, because there is barley in the malt flavoring.

I looked it up on the internet. Besides wheat, there is a big list of ingredients we need to watch out for, such as barley and malt flavoring.

Update: On March 28, 2015, Kellogg's announced that they had discontinued Rice Krispies Gluten Free Cereals. There are a few boxes left at Amazon today. Their list of gluten free products now include Special K Touch of Brown Sugar Gluten Free cereal, other Special K products, Eggo waffles, Fruit Flavored Snacks and To Go Breakfast Shakes

General Mills Gluten Free Cereal

My next call was to General Mills. I have tried their Gluten Free Bisquik and found the flavor and texture to be wonderful.

General Mills has a series of products that are specifically made to be gluten free, and has a website called Gluten Freely that lists all of them. They offer Chex in a variety of gluten free flavors, including Cinnamon, Chocolate, Honey Nut, Corn, and Rice.

The site also offers other products which are not made by General Mills. There are a variety of instant oatmeals made by Gluten Freeda oatmeals, including Variety Pack Instant Oatmeal, Apple Cinnamon with Flax, Maple Raisin with Flax, Banana Maple with Flax, and Natural, Other cereals by Gluten Freeda including Apple Almond Honey Granola, Cranberry Cashew Honey Granola, and Raisin Almond Honey Granola. The cereal page also includes Mountain Mambo Nut Free Trail Mix by Enjoy Life and Multigrain Os cereal with quinoa made by Orgran.

Chex Oatmeal

If you would like to have a warm breakfast, Chex now has three different flavors of oatmeal that are gluten free. These are Original, Maple Brown Sugar and Apple Cinnamon. They come in individual packages as well as a mix of all three varieties. Glutino makes toaster pastries that are also gluten-free.

Right now, it is not clear whether the Cheerios offered on Amazon is gluten-free, so I am not including a direct link. Wherever you buy the cereal, be sure to check the label so that you are getting the new formulation and not the old one.

Gluten Free Cheerios

The company has announced that Cheerios will be made gluten-free.

"Yellow Box Cheerios™, Honey Nut Cheerios™, MultiGrain Cheerios™, Apple Cinnamon Cheerios™ and Frosted Cheerios™ will all be going gluten-free by early September. Packages that are gluten-free will be labeled with a seal."

Cheerios is made with oats, which is naturally gluten-free, but when it comes from the farm, it normally is tainted with small amounts of wheat, rye and barley. The company has come up with a process to remove these to make the cereal gluten0-free.

Post's Gluten Free Cereal

Post Cereals also has a lineup of gluten free cereals. Their Fruity Pebbles, Cocoa Pebbles, Cupcake Pebbles, and Marshmallow Pebbles naturally do not have any gluten in them, but originally they were manufactured in a facility that also manufactured cereals with gluten in them, so cross-contamination was possible.

Since then, they must have revamped their facilities and their boxes now proclaim that they are Gluten Free.

Amazon

My last stop was at Amazon. I did a search for gluten free cereals, and found that they carry most of the brands listed on this page, and a few more, including Glutino, Nature's Path, Arrowhead Mills, Envirokidz, Erewhon, Barbara's Bakery, Udi, If you want to save money, you may want to compare prices between Amazon, and the Gluten Free Mall, and Gluten Freely sites I mentioned earlier.

Be careful to make sure you buy only cereals that state that they are gluten free from Amazon. My search also pulled up Crackling Oat Bran, which has wheat and is not gluten free.

A bowl of cereal with fruit and milk provides a delicious nutritious breakfast, and it is becoming easier to find one that is gluten-free.
A bowl of cereal with fruit and milk provides a delicious nutritious breakfast, and it is becoming easier to find one that is gluten-free. | Source

Wheat Free Gluten Free Cereals

Gluten-free cereals tend to be dramatically more expensive than their counterparts. However, for people with Celiac disease, it is important to avoid any gluten, since a small amount of gluten can cause serious damage.

As we have seen, in order to make a cereal that is free of gluten, a manufacturer has to do much more than simply make products that are not made out of wheat. There is a list of ingredients that have gluten in them that also need to be avoided. In addition, the manufacturing processes have to be changed so that the equipment that is used to make gluten free products is not also used to make products that do have gluten in them.

There is a greater demand for gluten-free products, and there are manufacturers who have risen up to the challenge to make them. As we buy more and more of these, hopefully we will find that we can have normal foods like cereal that are gluten free.


© 2012 Shasta Matova

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Comments: "List of Gluten Free Cereals by Kelloggs, General Mills and Other Companies" 23 comments

Jedi Amus 18 months ago

I loved the Kellogg's gluten-free Rice Krispies. When I discovered they were discontinued I was so disappointed. Though the rest if my family does not have Celiac Disease, I refuse to purchase any Kellogg's products. All my breakfast purchases are General Mills and Post!!!


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Millionaire Tips 19 months ago from USA Author

I'm so sorry, M. Alcorn, They have discontinued it. Amazon still has it in stock, although it is in limited quantities.


M. Alcorn 19 months ago

I love the Kellogg's Rice Krispies Gluten Free Cereal

However, there is none available in our area. Every shelf is empty and all the grocers are saying that they are being shorted product. Is Kellogg's having trouble keeping up? From Fareway to HiVee to WalMart to Aldi's,

etc. there is none! Why? My friend goes to Minneapolis and she got a brown rice cereal for me but it is horrible. What's up with distribution in the Central Iowa area?


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Millionaire Tips 2 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for your comment David's. It is a big adjustment when you switch to a gluten free diet, especially if you have Celiac disease. Separate toasters definitely make things easier to make sure that there isn't any cross contamination. I wish you the best.


David's 2 years ago

great articles

Just reciently tested and waiting for final test results after months of testing and the doc is pretty sure I have Celiac disease. Biopsy positive, waiting on blood work

I'll keep reading

Did you know separate toasters are required for Celiac Diease

Thanx again

Dave


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA Author

Thanks tirelesstraveler. Trying to avoid gluten is not easy. I hope that you are successful and healthy.


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tirelesstraveler 3 years ago from California

Wonderful information for someone just starting into the world of anti-gluten. Thanks


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Millionaire Tips 3 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for reading Michael and for your additional insight. Exercise and nutrition do go together to make a healthy body.


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Michael-Milec 3 years ago

Hello Millionarie Tips,

In your ' an exhaustive study ' article about a healthy breakfast, also a health issue plays an important factor. The sooner in our life we discover, that a " healthy" spirit resides in a healthy body, our main focus becomes toward reaching that goal.

By your permission, please let me share , just recently found suggestion by med. Dr.,Mercola in form of a question , Did you know ?--

that exercising can enhance your brain's " inhibitory control " and make it easier for you to make healthy food choice ? This is very important , since 80% of your ability to achieve an ideal body weight is brought bout by healthy diet."

Thank you. My vote is Up & useful.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

Thanks for your comment icmn91, I'm sorry that gluten free cereals are difficult to obtain in Australia. They are very expensive in America as well, but hopefully, as more people purchase them, the price will go down.


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icmn91 4 years ago from Australia

In Australia we don't have any gluten free cereals made by mainstream manufacturers. Even Kellogg's doesn't produce anything that's suitable for those with gluten sensitivities.

Most gluten free food in Australia is so expensive that my university college suddenly didn't seem to want to provide it to me any more (which is the main reason I'm on HubPages in the first place).


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you pruntcess for your comment and additional information. I will definitely have to call Post and get their list. I knew I was forgetting something!


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pruntcess 4 years ago from NY

Fruity pebbles are gluten free, which is a delicious cereal, and a childhood favorite of mine as well!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you alocsin for reading, commenting, and voting. I am glad that they are making gluten free cereals now. I don't like their prices, but I appreciate the extra effort they make to keep out gluten, since it does seem to be everywhere.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I didn't know there was such a thing. Thanks for pointing them out for those who require them for health reasons. Voting this Up and Useful.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you timetraveler2. I hope that more manufacturers think of making gluten free products, because I don't think it requires too much changing, especially for products that you would think are gluten free, like corn and rice cereals.


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TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

I have a friend with celiac disease and will be forwarding this excellent article to her. Thanks.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you CloudExplorer. I really like cereal, and am willing to eat it for lunch and dinner too sometimes when I am too lazy to cook a meal. Using a non-dairy milk is a good idea. Maybe once I get used to eating gluten free, I will reduce my dairy as well.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City

Wow you have scored once again, but this time in the cereal arena, you are quite an amazing writer in my book, and I'm not blowing steam up your alley.

I love eating cereal too in the mornings, actually I'm going to get me a bowl right now.

I do want to add to this since your take on the cereal eating is for a more healthier breakfast or gluten free.

I like to add the usage of non-dairy milks, like almond milk as an alternative to cow or animal milk products, mainly because they need to process it all, and it gets pasteurized, which turns out in the end not to be a good end resultant for most humans digestive systems, & especially those people whom are lactose intolerant.

Awesome hub though voted up for useful, and awesome.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you Donna. You were my inspiration. I always thought I should call and interview people, but didn't authorized because I didn't feel like a "real reporter" until your hub.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

This is great advice for those who must follow a gluten free regime, and I really appreciate the fact that you invested the time in contacting the manufacturers directly to provide us with up-to-the minute, factual information. Kudos!


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA Author

It is even harder when you try to combine other dietary considerations with the gluten-free lifestyle, Green Lotus. Each of my family members have a different diet although we basically have the same issues. It is hard to please them all.

This granola cereal is low carb and gluten free:

http://www.amazon.com/Simply-Granola-Low-Carb-Glut...

and this corn flour cereal is low carb and gluten free:

http://www.amazon.com/Kays-Natural-Protein-Cereal-...


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Green Lotus 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I would love to find a cereal that's not only gluten free but high fiber/low carb. Any suggestions?

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