Gluten Free Breakfast Cereals List: Top Picks

Last Updated on July 3, 2024

Breakfast can be one of the hardest gluten free meals to navigate. Today, we’re going to be looking at a gluten-free breakfast cereals list, and the easiest way to spot when cereal is gluten-free (and when it isn’t!).

How To Detect Gluten-Free Cereal

  • Check Packaging. When a product is gluten-free, it will often make you aware of this somewhere on the packaging. Sometimes it’s bold on the front, while other times may be in small print on the back – be sure to check it all!
  • Analyze Ingredients. This is the most important part of checking for gluten. If any of the ingredients contain wheat, barley, rye, or oats (unless gluten-free oats), you’ll need to avoid it at all costs. Also, be wary of ingredients such as “malt” – although it should have where the malt has been derived from next to it.
  • Online Research. Whether this can be getting in touch with the company yourself, or checking their website for the most up-to-date information, companies are usually more than happy to help with any questions you may have.
  • Use the Nima Partners Device. Yes, there is gluten-detecting advice! So if you’re unsure whether something contains gluten, test a small amount on this portable device. You can find the device here.

List Of Gluten Free Cereal Our Top Picks

Gluten-Free Breakfast Cereals List:

General Mills:

  • Cheerios
  • Honey Nut Cheerios
  • Lucky Charms
  • Multigrain Cheerios
  • Apple Cinnamon Cheerios


  • Chocolate Chex
  • Cinnamon Chex
  • Corn Chex
  • Honey Nut Chex
  • Vanilla Chex
  • Rice Chex


  • Special K Gluten-Free Cereal

Nature’s Path:

  • Summer Berries Granola
  • Gorilla Munch
  • Fruit and Nut Granola
  • Crunchy Maple Sunrise
  • Blueberry Pecan Granola

Bob’s Red Mill:

  • Gluten-Free Oats
  • Gluten-Free Muesli
  • Cranberry Almond Homestyle Granola
  • Coconut Spice Homestyle Granola
  • Maple Sea Salt Homestyle Granola
  • Lemon Blueberry Homestyle Granola


  • Organic Cinnabunnies Cereal

GoFree by Nestle:

  • Corn Flakes
  • Honey Flakes
  • Rice Pops
  • Coco Rice

Erin Baker’s:

  • Coconut Chia
  • Granola Double Chocolate
  • Granola Chocolate Coconut Crunch
  • Granola Pumpkin Seed and Flax
  • Granola Honey Oat Clusters
  • Granola Peanut Butter
  • Granola Fruit and Nut

This list is by no means exhaustive, but simply the easiest gluten-free breakfast cereals to obtain. There’s a huge selection out there when you know the best places to look!

It’s important to note that many gluten-free breakfast cereals contain oats. Although the oats they use are gluten-free, many celiacs and gluten intolerant individuals have a separate oat allergy (myself included!), so be sure to check the ingredients for gluten-free oats if you do have a separate oat allergy.

Gluten-Free Oatmeal

Quaker Oats is the leading oat brand in the US. While their standard oatmeal isn’t gluten-free, they do have a gluten-free alternative now, and lots of brands are releasing their own versions of gluten-free oatmeal. Hopefully, in the future, our options will be endless!


I hope our gluten-free breakfast cereals list and the warning signs to look out for when purchasing any new breakfast cereals are helpful. It may seem daunting when shopping for gluten-free food, but it certainly doesn’t have to be! It just takes some getting used to.