What better way to start the day than with a big old bowl of gluten free cereal?
Sweet, crunchy, and satiating — this growing list of gluten free cereal options is full of classic favorites and tasty new options. In fact you may be surprised to find that there’s a gluten free version of your favorite childhood cereal!
So whether you have celiac disease, or gluten conscious, there’s a gluten free cereal waiting for you to try. Get that bowl of milk ready, and let’s dive right in!
10 Surprising Gluten Free Cereal Choices
Stick to these tasty gluten free cereal choices and you’ll be good to go!
By removing rye, wheat and barley from the oat supply, this classic has become a delicious option! Cheerios gluten free cereal choices include honey nut oats and chocolate oats.
*Cheerios may not be OK for those with celiac, or an extreme gluten intolerance, read more.
- 100 calories
- 3 g fiber
2. Chex Cereal
Another delicious gluten free cereal General Mills makes are their Chex cereals. All are gluten free except Wheat Chex.
- 120 calories
- 1 g fiber
3. Barbara’s Honey Rice Puffins
Not all the flavors, but quite a few of Barbara’s Puffins are gluten free! Here’s a list of their gluten free products.
- 120 calories
- 3 g fiber
4. Envirokidz Panda Puffs
This is my childhood favorite and it just so happens to be a gluten free cereal! Unfortunately it’s not a gluten free cereal Walmart sells, but you can find it at most health food stores!
- 130 calories
- 2 g fiber
5. Fruity Pebbles
Exciting news, Fruity Pebbles is a gluten free! But the good news doesn’t end there — Post gluten free cereal list also includes Coco Pebbles!
- 110 calories
- 0 g fiber
6. Chocolate Honey Bunches of Oats
Currently the only Honey Bunches of Oats that make this list of gluten free cereals is the Chocolate flavor, but I’m not complaining!
- 130 calories
- 3 g fiber
7. Nature’s Path Granola
If you’re a granola fan, check out the variety of gluten free cereal granola flavors from Nature’s Path!
- 130 calories
- 2 g fiber
8. Lucky Charms
Similar to Cheerios, Lucky Charms became a gluten free cereal when the manufacture started sifting out grains that have gluten!
- 110 calories
- 2 g fiber
9. Nature’s Path Corn Flakes
If you’re looking for a frosted flakes gluten free cereal, this a delicious option! Unfortunately the Kellogg’s gluten free cereal list doesn’t include Frosted Flakes. But you won’t miss it once you try a bowl of this tasty stuff!
- 160 calories
- 1 g fiber
10. Gluten Free Oats
If oatmeal is your thing, then these Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Oats are for you!
- 190 calories
- 5 g fiber
Childhood Favorite Gluten Free Cereals
In case your favorite cereal isn’t listed above, check this gluten free cereals list. If it’s not gluten free, chances are a similar gluten free cereal exists, which I shared below:
Are Frosted Flakes Gluten Free?
Sadly, no. Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes use malt flavoring as an ingredient — which is an extract of barley, therefore it’s not a gluten free cereal.
If you’re looking for a gluten free alternative to Frosted Flakes, try EnviroKidz Lightly Frosted Amazon Flakes.
Is Captain Crunch Gluten Free?
No. The oats used in Captain Crunch cereals are handled in bulk with other wheat grains, making the potential for contamination high. I think Envirokidz Peanut Butter Panda Puffs are a delicious substitute!
Is Life Cereal Gluten Free?
No, Life cereal is not gluten free as it contains whole wheat flour. For a similar option, try Cinnamon Chex Cereal!
Are Fruit Loops Gluten Free?
No, Fruit Loops are not gluten free — but Tropic-Os are! And they’re crazy delicious.
Are Corn Flakes Gluten Free
No, corn flakes are not gluten free. But if you’ve got a craving for cornflakes, check out Nature’s Path Corn Flakes instead.
Is Cinnamon Toast Crunch Gluten Free?
No, Cinnamon toast crunch is not gluten free. For a similar gluten free cereal, check out Van’s Cinnamon Heaven.
Are Lucky Charms Gluten Free
Yes, Lucky Charms are gluten free!
Are Cheerios Gluten Free
Yes, Cheerios are gluten free!
Are Fruity Pebbles Gluten Free
Yes, Fruity Pebbles are gluten free!
A Note About This Gluten Free Cereal List
Nowadays there’s no shortage of gluten free cereals.
Like most foods, the foods on this gluten free cereal list come in all levels of nutritional value — high fiber, low carb, whole grain — pretty much any dietary criteria you can think of. That said, gluten free or not, most cereals are loaded with carbohydrates and sugar. In fact, 1 cup of 44 varieties of children’s cereal has more sugar that three Chips Ahoy cookies!
If you’d like to avoid sugary cereals, check out some of these options:
Going gluten free doesn’t necessarily mean low carb or low sugar — yes, wheat products are loaded with carbs, but so are many gluten free flours and sweeteners.
If you’re jonesing for a bowl of low carb cereal, then here are some satiating options you can make from home. Made from delicious gluten free and keto flours or low carb nuts, and sweetened with keto sweeteners.
Another gluten free cereal option my keto granola from roughly chopped nuts of your choice. Surprisingly delicious!
Keto Chocolate Granola
Try adding cocoa powder to your keto chocolate granola for a special treat!
Keto Breakfast Cereal
Low carb breakfast cereal is a deliciously nutritious way to start the day. Have you heard of noatmeal? Coarsely chopped nuts and seeds, soaked in warm milk and sprinkled with sweetener. Yum!
Make a keto cereal using almond flour and coconut flour, low carb sweetener, and getting creative!
I hope you found a gluten free cereal that you love on this list — whether it’s a childhood fave, or a new version of it! Let me know if I missed your favorite cereal in the comments below.
Thanks for putting this comprehensive list together and making it easily accessible, with links to resources and all! I am in the middle of doing an elimination diet and will be reintroducing grains with gluten last as I feel I may be intolerant to them. So knowing which breakfast cereals really are gluten-free helps a lot.
You’re welcome Jeanette ? Thanks as well ?
I miss eating oat squares. Is there any gluten free cereal like that? I have celiac disease. Is lucky charms totally gluten free meaning no cross contamination?
Hi Ellen! According to General Mills (check it out here: https://www.luckycharms.com/glutenfree/) it;s gluten free, but I’ve had a few readers tell me Cheerios (another General Mills cereal) isn’t completely gluten free, despite what they say on their website. Here’s a little more info on that: https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/gluten-free-cheerios-take-three/ . As far as oatmeal squares go, I LOVE the Rice Puffs + Cinnamon Chex listed above, I would say these are the closest alternatives. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
I so appreciate knowing all the gluten free cereal. My question is everyone says diverticulitis means no more gluten. My store was selling Maple cheerios. Box said gluten free, I still have problems. My friend said gluten free has to be kosher produced or it still has gluten. I know what kosher production means. Is this true.
Hi Terry! I haven’t heard that about kosher products before. Often times, products are gluten free, but are still made in a facility that processes gluten products. There are also different levels of testing for gluten in products. Unfortunately, the label doesn’t always mean it will be an ok product for people with a severe intolerance to consume (like Cheerios above). If you have a severe intolerance, I recommend reading about each company’s facility and guidelines before purchasing. Wishing you luck! 🙂
I love crispex which is rice and corn… Pls tell me these are gluten free. I have celiac disease.
Hi Karen! 🙂 According to the manufacturer, Crispix contains malt, so isn’t entirely gluten-free.
why is cornflakes not gluten free?
Hi Terra! Cornflakes contain Malt, which is barley (or another grain) that has been steeped and dried — for this reason, Corn Flakes are not entirely gluten free.
what about rice crispy cereal?
Hi Lisa! They make a gluten-free version here: https://amzn.to/2WAHErb . However, there’s no information online about their manufacturing process, such as if this product is processed in a 100% gluten-free environment, etc. If you have a severe allergy or sensitivity, I’d opt for a different cereal. 🙂
I have Oral Lichen Planus, and I be been reading a bit about different foods that could affect my Olp. My question is this, do you believe there is a Correlation between gluten and olp! It seems that wheter it’s my mouth, or my skin , or bowels the membranes in our body are trying to tell us something? That many diseases are from being gluten intolerant.?
Hi Cathy! I don’t know much about OLP, but I do believe that the foods we eat have a huge impact on our health and bodies! As a diabetic, there are some foods that don’t agree with my system, and I assume the same would go for you with OLP. I would ask you doctor about this, and continue researching on your own. Wishing you the best of luck! 🙂
Be very wary of Cheerios and Chex! I was thrilled to be able to eat cereal again and bought both as they are marked gluten free. I tried both and was sick for three days. Had to toss both boxes. Will this happen to everyone? I don’t know but is it worth the risk??
So sorry to hear that, and thanks for sharing!
The gluten free ceral similar to Cinnamon Toast that you mentioned in your post, Van’s Cinnamon Heaven, has saddly been discontinued. For my taste is was the best taasting gluten free ceral I’ve tasted. I emailed Van’s customer service, they are affiliated with Sara Lee Foods,and they confirmed that all their cereals were discontinued due to low sales. Thought I would let you know so you can pass it on to your readers. Thanks again for your post & great information!!
Ohhh no!! Thanks for sharing Cookie!
Hi, Thanks you SO much for your info.!
I need a cereal that is not only gluten free but also contains no corn flour or rice flour.
Would you be able to tell me a few?
Thanks so much!
Hi Stephi! I’m not familiar with corn/rice free cereals, I think that would be hard to find! Have you considered making your own cereal? Check out my grain free granola! https://www.thelittlepine.com/low-carb-granola/
Your list is awesome! Thank you!
I have been desperately wanting to eat mini wheats. I may have even email Kellogg to request that they make a gluten free version LOL. Do you have any suggestions for a gluten free version of mini wheats?
Hi Alli!! Ohh man, I remember those, so good! No, I haven’t been able to find a gluten-free version, I’m sorry! If Kelloggs gets back to you or if you find anything along the way, let us know!! ? Wishing you the best!
Cherrios and lucky charms claim to be gluten free, I don’t believe that. I have suffered eating both. In Canada cherrios and luck charms don’t have the gluten free label
Interesting, thanks for sharing Kristine!
Linda D Phillips
Catalina Crunch is one of my favorite cereals/snacks. It’s a little pricey, but comes in 8 different flavors – Chocolate Peanut Butter, Fruity, Cinnamon Toast, Dark Chocolate, Maple Waffle, Honey Graham, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Banana, They are a non-GMO plant-based cereal with zero sugar and zero artificial ingredients.
Thanks for sharing Linda! Costco sells Catalina Crunch now for a great price too ✨
What about rice puff cereal? i would assume but cant always be to sure. the brand they have at my store says it is but i do have a bit of trouble with it.
Hi Angelica! If you’re really gluten intolerant, it’s always best to reach out to the manufacturer themselves. I’ve found that products made in the same facility where gluten products are also produced is not a great fit for me!! But it’s hard to say, as each product will vary with its processing. Best of luck! Let me know if you find a good one!