The 10 Best Vegan Cereal Options On The Shelves Today

The 10 Best Vegan Cereal Options On The Shelves Today

Cereal is the way that a great deal of us start off our day, but it is also one that can be tricky to enjoy if you are vegan as there are so many animal derived ingredients are very easily snuck into cereals, such as sweeteners and milk proteins. 

It can be difficult to know exactly what cereals are vegan friendly, but you don't have to worry yourself with ingredient checking all your cereal boxes from now on, as that's where we come in!

In this article, we are going to be looking at ten of the best vegan cereal options that you can find on the shelves in grocery stores right now. Let's get started. 

EDITORS CHOICE

Barbara’s Puffins Cereal

OUR TOP PICK

If you are a fan of ancient grains along with the rich, nutty crunch and taste of peanut butter, then the Erin Baker brand of home style granola cereal is the perfect vegan breakfast option. 

The ingredients in this cereal choice are all vegan friendly, including oat bran, peanut butter, whole grain oats, brown rice syrup, expeller pressed canola oil, sugarcane molasses, vanilla extract, flaxseed and sea salt. 

There are no artificial preservatives, sweeteners or coloring used in the production of this granola either, so you can be sure that it is a healthy option as well as a vegan friendly one. 

This is a vegan cereal that is baked as well as handmade, offering a fresh, delicious taste whilst also being packed full of healthy fiber and protein. 

For a gluten-free, vegan friendly, non GMO vegan cereal, this is the pick for you. 

EDITORS CHOICE

The Barbara’s brand of Puffins Cereal comes in a whole host of flavors-  such as Cinnamon, Protein Berry Burst, Peanut Butter and Multigrain-with all of them being vegan friendly. 

Made up of whole grain oats and corn, Puffins is a gluten-free choice as well as a vegan one. 

One of the best things about the Barbara’s Puffins cereal is that they offer the taste and style of classic childhood cereals but without the high sugar content!

This is a choice that is also low in calories and features no cholesterol, making it perfect for the health conscious as well as vegans. 

BEST VALUE

Bran flakes can be a great source of fiber and the Arrowhead Mills brand of bran flakes are no exception, containing around 16 grams of fibrous whole grains per serving whilst also being a delicious, vegan friendly breakfast cereal. 

Sweetened with completely natural fruit juices, Arrowhead Mills Oat Bran Flakes are plant based and chock-full of protein as well as being low in fat. 

As well as having no animal derived ingredients and being low in both cholesterol and saturated fats, this cereal is also non GMO and USDA certified organic, making for a healthy and delicious vegan cereal option. 

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Grape-Nuts cereal has been around for a very long time, being established way back in 1897 and offering a nutritious and delicious cereal ever since. 

This is the perfect vegan cereal choice to fill you up at the start of the day and keep you going, offering a burst of protein that will keep your energy levels up. 

As well as this offering of plant based protein, the Post Grape-Nuts cereal is also made entirely with barley and whole grain wheat, which is non GMO as well as soy free. 

If you find yourself lacking energy in the morning, this is the vegan cereal for you. 

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If you want some extra nuts with your grains in your vegan cereal, then the Ezekiel 4:9- referring to the Bible verse in the Holy Scripture of the same name that revolves around taking barley, lentils, wheat, beans and millet and bringing them altogether - is the pick for you. 

The addition of almonds to the standard plant-based vegan cereal blend makes for a pleasing crunch and a burst of flavor. The organic ingredients feature plenty of protein too, offering some much-needed energy when you wake up in the morning. 

Ezekiel also has some much-needed digestive fiber and releases healthy nutrients via the seeds and sprouted grains from which it is made. 

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Kashi is a cereal brand made up of bite sized, crunch filled biscuits created from woven whole grain wheat. 

It has a sweeter taste than some of the other cereals that we have talked about due to being sweetened with entirely organic cane sugar (which is important to note, as regular cane sugar is not vegan friendly due to having bone char used in the process of whitening the sugar). 

There are a few different kinds of Kashi cereal- some of which are vegan and some which are not-, with their vegan flavor options including cinnamon vanilla, toasted berry crunch, cinnamon, peanut butter, honey almond flax and dark cocoa to name a few. 

With plenty of protein and whole grains, this choice is a sweeter take on vegan cereal yet still one that offers a healthy breakfast option. 

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Low in both sugar and refined carbs, Cascadian Farm Organic Granola is a tasty vegan cereal that is all natural and- as the name suggests- organic!

There is four grams of both fiber and protein in this cereal, so it is perfect for a morning meal, as it aids with both digestion and offers energy.

The barley and organic whole grain oats keeps the cereal vegan friendly, keeping the taste delicious but not too sweet. 

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If you are a fan of strawberries, then this is definitely a vegan cereal that you are going to want to try out. 

The strawberry taste from these Strawberry Os is completely natural thanks to coming from strawberry purée rather than any artificial flavors or sweeteners. 

Some of the other organic and natural ingredients to be found in this particular strawberry vegan cereal includes pea protein, cassava root and navy beans. 

For a crunchy and delicious plant based vegan cereal that also offers a range of nutrients and a boost of digestion aiding fiber, the Forager Strawberry Os will make a great addition to your breakfast. 

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This is a must-try for vegans due to be being a grain free granola that is entirely based around nuts and seeds.

The ingredients that you will find in this choice of granola bites includes maple syrup, vanilla and those aforementioned freshly sprouted mixed seeds and nuts. The seeds and nuts mixture creates a nice crunch as well. 

As well as being vegan, this granola cereal is also paleo friendly and low in carbs with no additives or fillers. 

Although this is a more expensive option when it comes to a vegan friendly cereal or granola, it is definitely a delicious one that is worth a try

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Three Wishes is a cereal brand that prides itself on being completely vegan, even their honey flavored cereal! 

As well as being completely vegan, the Three Wishes cereals are also GFCO and free of any and all unhealthy ingredients that you would normally find in the sweeter cereals. 

This cereal is grain free, high in fiber and made from pea protein and chickpea flour. This offers a nice dose of protein as well as that fiber.

It is also a choice that is lower in carbohydrates than some of the more typically sweet vegan cereal options. 

There are six different flavors of Three Wishes cereal, those being unsweetened, cinnamon, fruity, frosted, cocoa and that aforementioned honey. 

As we said, all of these flavors are vegan friendly, even those that might seem to be otherwise such as honey, cocoa and frosted.

Final Thoughts

So there you have ten tasty choices of vegan cereals, all of which are available to buy on the shelves at your local grocery store right now!

No matter what you are looking for when it comes to a vegan cereal- be it a sweeter taste, a granola like crunch or a simple style of cereal-, we have included a range of choices so that you can find exactly what you are looking for. 

Vegan cereal is just as delicious as your average cereal, though it is usually a healthier option. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and grab some vegan cereal to make your mornings more delicious!

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