Discover 5 cereals that are both gluten and dairy-free in this roundup post.
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When you make the switch to a gluten and dairy-free diet, one of the most obvious things that you’ll have to make changes to is your breakfast routine. So many people rely on cereal and milk for a quick and easy breakfast, but the sad truth is that most cereals contain gluten and dairy. In this post I’ll share with you 5 cereals that I’ve discovered are both gluten and dairy-free, so you can still enjoy your favorite breakfast ritual.
For years I didn’t eat gluten-free cereal at all, because it honestly isn’t the most nutrient-dense food you could be starting your day with. But as time has gone on and since becoming a mom, a quick breakfast food is nice to have around when you want it. It’s nice to have the convenience of a breakfast that involves just one step – adding some almond or coconut milk – before sitting down to eat. Plus, my kid loves cereal, so I do my best to keep options on hand that I can have too.
There may be more options than these five, but these are fairly easy to find in many grocery stores, which is why I chose them for this list. One thing to keep in mind when finding a gluten and dairy-free cereal option is to always do your research. If one flavor of cereal of one brand is gluten and dairy-free, it doesn’t mean that all the different flavors they offer don’t have gluten or dairy in them. Check ingredient lists for hidden sources of gluten and dairy to help you make an informed decision.
If you’re looking for a few good gluten-free dairy-free cereals, here are some great ones to try:
Cheerios are a quintessential kid food, so when I found out they were both gluten-free and dairy-free, I was pretty excited. There has been some controversy over Cheerios and pesticide use, so keep that in mind before purchasing. I have found some organic “Toasted Oats” at my local Kroger grocery store, and there are other gluten and dairy-free options similar to Cheerios out there, like Barbara’s Honest O’s.
Are Cheerios vegan?
Cheerios are vegan, because they do not contain any animal byproducts, as long as the ingredient list does not contain honey. If you also avoid eggs or other animal products, like honey, Cheerios are safe to include in your diet. I’m including this section here, because I’ve been asked specifically about it from readers. You do not have to eat a vegan diet in order to be dairy-free.
This Kashi Indigo Morning breakfast cereal is both gluten-free and vegan (dairy-free). It’s basically corn flakes with dried blueberries and blackberries with a sweet flavor throughout. This cereal has 9 grams of sugar per serving. It’s a great choice for an organic gluten-free cereal.
Barbara’s Corn Flakes are both gluten and dairy-free, and are great if you love classic corn flakes, but want a better version. These are organic, sweetened with fruit juice, and and only contain 2 grams of sugar per serving. This organic gluten-free cereal is available at most grocery stores with health food sections or online.
This Nature’s Path cereal is both gluten-free and vegan (dairy-free) and has crispy rice puffs and corn flakes with a sweet vanilla flavor throughout. This organic gluten-free cereal is non-GMO verified and has 6 grams of sugar per serving.
Van’s offers a few different gluten-free dairy-free cereal options, including this cinnamon flavored cereal. This cereal is made from whole grains and has 8 grams of sugar per serving.
If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, enjoy one of these five gluten-free dairy-free cereals. I hope you found this post useful, and if you’d like more breakfast ideas, be sure to check out my Ultimate Gluten-free Dairy-free Breakfast Guide here or by clicking the image below.
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