Just a few years ago, gluten-free cereal fans had limited options, most of which were available only at natural food stores. How times have changed these days, you can find gluten-free cereal at almost any supermarket, and there's a huge variety from which to choose.
It's possible to find cold breakfast-style cereals, hot varieties such as certified gluten-free oats and whole-grain porridge, fiber-packed granola cereals and gluten-free kid-friendly cereals with plenty of child-pleasing sugar.
Here's a rundown of the various gluten-free cereal options available just click on the links at the top of each section to get more information and a list of products available in each different category of gluten-free cereal.
You've got plenty of gluten-free cold cereals from which to choose if you enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack. Specialty gluten-free manufacturers and mainstream consumer products manufacturers offer many different varieties, including high-fiber cereals, cereals with added fruit and some fairly sweet varieties.
If you prefer to start your day with hot cereal, you've also got plenty of options, including easy instant hot cereals and high-fiber hot cereals you cook on the stove or in the microwave. Although many of these hot cereals contain gluten-free certified oats, which will pose a problem for oat-sensitive celiacs, there are several oat-free options.
Granola can provide either a morning cereal or a substantial take-along snack, and four different manufacturers make a variety of different gluten-free granola cereal flavors. Again, many gluten-free granola cereals contain oats, placing them off-limits to celiacs who can't eat oats, but a few varieties omit the oats.
Gluten-free kids have a bonanza of kid-friendly choices in cereal, including several products from mainstream manufacturers and a slew of options from specialty natural food firms. Due to concerns about added sugar in kids' products, companies are cutting back on the sugar in heavily-sweetened breakfast cereals but there's still almost certainly enough sugar in these gluten-free kids' cereals to please your gluten-free child.