Hiyaaa friends :)
I recently found a vegan version of Cinnamon Toast Crunch – one of my faaaavorite cereals as a kid. I could have screamed in the aisle. It actually made my day. I know that cereal in general is not the best nutritionally, but sometimes you just need a bowl of cereal before bed. I’ve been eating more of it now, too – during pregnancy, you just want carbs. Or, at least I do. Plus… you can’t take the cereal out of the cereal kid.
When I first went vegan, cereal was one of those things that I was completely bummed about – all the good cereal is not vegan, right? Thankfully, I’ve found out through the years that organic and natural companies are putting a spin on old favorites, minus the cruelty. There are actually a ton of vegan cereal options, and I want to share some of my favorites with you. So anyone else who loves nothing more than a bowl of Frosted Flakes – this one goes out to you.
#1: Trader Joe’s – Frosted Flakes
I’m kicking off the list with my absolutely favorite cereal of all time (sorry, cinnamon toast crunch). Frosted Flakes was my favorite growing up, and it still is. When Joe pointed out this version at Trader Joe’s, I lost it. I bought 2 boxes and ate more than I’d like to admit. Since getting the tiger back into my life, I have calmed down and eat it sparingly, but really… it tastes exactly like the original.
#2: Barbara’s – Peanut Butter Puffins
Here it is – my second favorite. These tastes just like the original Kellogg’s version, but better. Free of artificial flavors or preservatives. No hydrogenated oils. No high fructose corn syrup. Winner.
#4: Trader Joe’s – Joe’s O’s
#5: Trader Joe’s – Crisp Rice Cereal
Another childhood favorite made by Trader Joe’s. They taste exactly the same, and are the better brand. I guess it is worth noting that the original Kellogg’s cereal is also accidentally vegan. Either way, you can get your fix.
#6: EnviroKidz Organic Gorilla Munch Cereal
#7: Trader Joe’s – Fruity O’s
#8: EnviroKidz Koala Crisp
#9: Nature’s Path Organic Optimum Blueberry Cinnamon
#10: Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Maple Pecan Crunch Cereal
#11: Barbara’s Shredded Wheat Cereal
#12: Trader Joe’s Raisin Bran
#13: Reese’s Puffs
#14: Cap’n Crunch
#15: Corn Pops
So there you have it – you will not have to suffer without cereal when you decide to adopt a vegan diet. What a relief, right?
Feel free to list any of your favorites in the comments – this cereal addict is always looking for more options. xx bianca