By Wendy Stoltz / Last Modified On January 15, 2023
A list of gluten free cereals and answers to your questions about what cereals are gluten free. This list of gluten free cereal will be updated regularly but please make sure to check labels because ingredients and processing practices can change.
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Gluten Free Cereal
My kids LOVE cereal and one of the first things I had to do when we removed gluten from our house was go grocery shopping for gluten free foods including gluten free cereal. There are a lot more gluten free cereals out there.
I've included a list of gluten free cereals and some questions about specific cereals that get asked frequently. Click on any of the links below and it will take you to the section or question you want answers to.
Are Rice Krispies Gluten Free?
Is Bear naked granola gluten free?
Are frosted flakes gluten free?
Is captain crunch gluten free?
Is cinnamon toast crunch gluten free?
What Cereals are Gluten Free?
Here is the list of some of our favorite gluten free cereals at the time this post was written.
- Cocoa Pebbles
- Barbara's Puffins
- Barbara's Brown Rice Crisp Cereal
- Rice Chex
- Chocolate Rice Chex
- Cinnamon Rice Chex
- Van's Cinnamon Heaven
- Van's Honey Crunch
- Van's Blissfully Berry
- Van's Cocoa Sensation
- Annie's Cinnabunnies
- Kind Oats & Honey Clusters
- Lucky Charms
- Envirokidz Panda Puffs Peanutbutter Cereal
- Envirokidz Rhino Rolls Organic Cinnamon Bun Cereal
- Fruity Pebbles
- Nature's Path Organic Corn Flakes
- Natures Path Crispy Rice Cereal
- Erewhon Crispy Brown Rice Cereal
- Cascadian Farm Organic Berry Vanilla Puffs
- Three Wishes Cereal
- Bob's Red Mill Muesli Cereal
Are Rice Krispies Gluten Free?
No, Rice Krispies are not gluten free, but they used to be. Kellogg's changed the formula to include malt flavoring. Malt flavoring comes from barley and barley isn't gluten free. That said, Kellogg's does now offer a gluten-free version of their Rice Krispies cereal.
Nature's Path, Barbara's and Erewhon all make a gluten-free crispy rice cereal as well.
Related: Easy Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Treats [4 Ingredients]
Is Bear Naked Granola gluten free?
No, Bear Naked Granola is not considered gluten free. They don't use purity protocol oats and they have the potential to be contaminated with wheat. If they switch to purity protocol oats then they can have them tested and possibly label them as gluten free.
Are Cheerios Gluten Free?
If you're wondering if Cheerios are gluten free I'm going to tell you that's up for debate. Cheerios mechanically sorts their oats and Cheerios claims that their cereal tests under 20ppm. Cheerios isn't allowed to use the gluten free label on their packaging in some countries. It's up to you if you want to eat them, but I personally don't consider them safe for my family.
Are Corn Flakes Gluten Free?
No, the original brand of Corn Flakes is not gluten free. If you want a gluten free version, try Natures Path organic corn flakes.
Are Frosted Flakes Gluten Free?
No, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes use malt flavoring as an ingredient. Malt is an extract of barley and barley isn't gluten free.
Are Fruit Loops Gluten Free?
No, Fruit Loops are not gluten free. Sorry guys, I know we wanted gluten free fruit loops. Van's makes Blissfully Berry that is a close second and Tropico's by Freedom Foods is gluten free and a great option for those who like fruity cereals.
Is Captain Crunch Gluten Free?
No, Captain Crunch is not considered gluten free. They use oats that have been potentially contaminated. If they switch to purity protocol oats then they can have them tested and potentially label them as gluten free.
Is Granola Gluten Free?
The answer is, most of the time. There are brands of granola that have added wheat to help hold the granola clusters together. Always check labels to make sure no gluten ingredients were added to the granola and that the granola was processed on dedicated equipment.
Try my Gluten Free Granola for a quick, healthy breakfast.
Is Cinnamon Toast Crunch Gluten Free?
No, Cinnamon toast crunch is not gluten free. You can enjoy Cinnamon Rice Chex if you're looking for a crunchy cereal that's covered in cinnamon deliciousness.
Did you find what you're looking for? If you have a favorite gluten free cereal I should add to this list please leave me a comment below.
Gluten Free Cereal: Cookie Crunch Cereal
Our list of gluten free cereal plus what cereals are gluten free, with a recipe for cookie crunch cereal you can make at home.
- ½ cup palm shortening (or coconut oil)
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup (or brown sugar, or honey)
- 1 teaspoon gluten free vanilla extract
- 1 flax egg (1 tablespoons ground flax seed + 3 tablespoons water, let sit for 10 mins)
- 2 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour blend
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips (or mini chips of choice)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, using a hand mixer, combine the palm shortening, maple syrup, and vanilla.
- Add the flax egg and beat until combined.
- Add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat until well combined.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Roll dough into half teaspoon to teaspoon sized balls and place on the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Slightly press down into a cookie shape.
- Bake one sheet at a time for 9 to 11 minutes or until the cookies are set in the center and start to brown.
- Remove from oven and cool completely on wire racks.
- Store in an airtight container for up to a week.
Serving Size:½ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 351Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 127mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 5g
This nutrition info is based on the exact ingredients and brands that I used a the time. It may not be 100% accurate. Please check your ingredients nutrition labels.
Gluten Free Cereal
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One side note on the rice krispies: While regular rice krispies definitely are NOT gluten free as you said above (because of the malt), Kellogg does make a gluten free version of rice krispies; Just make sure the box says it (I believe it's written in big print). This is great for making rice krispie treats at home...though be careful in settings where you have less control; I've been served regular gluten containing rice krispies (thankfully where I could see the box) in the hospital before, because they thought all rice krispies are gluten free!!
Thanks for letting me know Molly. I'll have to check out the Kellogg gluten free version.
I am surprised you posted this because they have not made gf rice krispies in a long time. so If you are buying it check the date.
They even stopped making gluten-free special-k too
they only make gluten free eggos now
Yes, Rice Krispies are not gluten free, but there are brands who make gluten free crispy rice cereal.
Cyndi in NC
If you can find the gluten free eggos. I haven't been able to find them for a couple of years.
Trader Joe's has a gluten free round waffle that reminds me of eggos. Vans also carries a gf version.
*Hello! Two of my kiddos have celiac. One of them is so sensitive that we carry a gel form of Phenergan that we have to get made at a compound pharmacy. They both eat cheerios almost daily and have been since 2014 when we discovered the celiac. Neither of them have EVER had an issue. As far as flavors, if it says it's a gluten free flavor, they've had it. My daughter would definitely react if she consumed gluten. Hope this helps to encourage and open the door to Cheerios for your families!!
Wal-Mart carries a brand of Rice Krispies from MALT O MEAL that comes in giant bags for just a few dollars. Says gluten free on the package but not certified. My kids haven’t had any issues.
Thank you for sharing!
My gluten free granola is just unsweetened coconut, no added sugar dried fruit, nuts and seeds and added flax/chais seeds. the dry fruit adds a wonderful sweet taste to it
Thank you for sharing!
Any GF oatmeal suggestions? Tried several brands without success.
I like GF Harvest. You can order from their website or from Amazon.
Quaker Oats and Nature’s Path makes a gluten free oatmeal tasty stuff limited flavors though
Thank you for sharing Derrick!
I LOVE PowerO's. I don't see them on the list unless I missed them. They are made from legumes and beans rice.
I hadn't heard of them! I'll definitely check them out. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing all this great info on GF cereals Chrystal. Just noticed the GF printed box label on some Honey Nut Cheerios I was having this morning and wondered if anything might have changed at General Mills in how they are now preparing and packaging them? Your included review on Cheerios makes it look like you still have concerns so just checking to see if any of this might be new or different from when you first analyzed things ?
FYI, I am not Gluten intolerant but I have a son who is, so I am trying to come up to speed and be more conscientious on GF foods. Thanks for helping make that possible.
There's a lot of back and forth about cheerios. They do test the oats they use in their cheerios but because the oats are mechanically sorted, sometimes wheat slips through. My girls and I are intolerant and we don't have any problems, personally, with cheerios. You'll need to use your own judgement on them. 🙂
Bob’s Red Mill has a gluten free oatmeal. (Rolled oats)
Are grits gluten free?
If they are traditional and made from crushed corn, yes. But please always check labels for ingredients and potential cross contamination.
I like Mom’s Best Cereals Crispy Cocoa Rice. They taste like Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies. They have other varieties of gluten free cereals as well including a Cocoa Puffs type cereal. I buy them at Kroger.