The Top Gluten-Free Cereals to Keep in Your Pantry

POPSUGAR Photography / Nicole Perry
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Many people can pour a big bowl of cereal for breakfast without thinking twice. But for those with a gluten allergy or sensitivity, it's not as easy. While there are plenty of homemade gluten-free recipes you can take the time to cook up, certain mornings call for a healthy breakfast that's quick and satisfying. If a good old bowl of cereal is what you're craving, reach for one of these gluten-free approved boxes.


— Additional reporting by Lizzie Fuhr

General Mills Rice Chex
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General Mills Rice Chex

You might be surprised to learn that many Chex cereals are gluten-free so you can enjoy Rice Chex ($5/box), Corn Chex, Honey Nut Chex, Cinnamon Chex, and even Chocolate Chex without a spec of gluten.

Kay's Naturals Gluten Free Protein Cereal
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Kay's Naturals Gluten Free Protein Cereal

Another great cereal option for those who want something similar to Cheerios, Kay's Naturals French Vanilla Protein Cereal ($6/box) is made with a variety of ingredients, including corn flour, rice flour, pea fiber, and evaporated cane juice; it's also fat free.

Barbara's Honey Rice Puffins
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Barbara's Honey Rice Puffins

Crispy and sweet, Barbara's Honey Rice Puffins ($6) are deliciously light and crunchy pillows made with the goodness of brown rice, touched with the natural sweetness of honey. Beyond being a delicious gluten-free breakfast, they also make for a satisfying snack.

Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax With Chia
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Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax With Chia

Start your day with the dynamic (and delicious duo) of chia and flax with a bowl of Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax with Chia ($4) cereal. With 5 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and 100 milligrams of omega-3s, what's not to love?

Arrowhead Mills Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes
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Arrowhead Mills Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes

For a sweet treat that is reminiscent of corn flakes, you may want to try Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes ($5) from Arrowhead Mills. This crunchy cereal is gluten- and cholesterol-free, comes lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and you can enjoy it with plain milk, or with yogurt and fruit.

EnviroKidz Lightly Frosted Amazon Flakes
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EnviroKidz Lightly Frosted Amazon Flakes

Don't overlook gluten-free foods for kids! Case in point — this EnviroKidz Organic Amazon Frosted Flakes Cereal ($5/box). This cereal is tasty and made from gluten-free ingredients like organic corn meal, organic evaporated cane juice, and sea salt. It's also fat-free, USDA organic certified, and is probably one of the nearest matches to Kellogg's Corn Flakes you'll find available.

Paleo Coconut Flakes
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Paleo Coconut Flakes

Low-carb, gluten-free, GMO-free, soy-free, and grain-free Paleo Coconut Flakes ($13/box) only include three ingredients: coconut meat, coconut water, and palm starch. It's the perfect pick for a gluten-free eater who wants to keep their diet as clean as possible.

Nature's Path Whole O's Cereal
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Nature's Path Whole O's Cereal

What looks like Cheerios but tastes like Corn Flakes? Nature's Path Gluten Free Whole O's Cereal ($4/box). This cereal is USDA organic certified and is made with gluten-free ingredients like buckwheat, quinoa, millet, sorghum, amaranth, brown rice, flax, teff, and whole-grain corn. Whole O's are high in fiber, low in sugar, and taste delicious.