5 Forgotten Breakfast Cereals That Are Not Only Healthy But Downright Delicious


Is your morning bowl of cereal feeling a bit outdated? Well, don’t toss out those spoons just yet! While it’s true that many cereals on the market today are more sugar bombs than superfoods, there are still some gems that deserve a spot on your table. When picked thoughtfully, these crunchy delights can be more than just tasty — they can be nutritious too, packed with protein, fiber, and essential vitamins.

Here’s our list of five breakfast cereals that are not only healthy but downright delicious:

Alpen Muesli

Alpen Muesli is a powerhouse of nutrients that really comes alive when you serve it over yogurt. Image: Alpen USA

Dive into a Swiss-style breakfast with Alpen Muesli, where oats, dried fruits, and nuts come together without any added sugar. This hearty mix not only brings a wholesome start to your day but pairs splendidly with a bowl of Greek yogurt, boosting the protein content to keep you fueled till lunch.

Grape-Nuts Flakes

Craving those nostalgic, old-fashioned flakes? Grape-Nuts Flakes could be an easy go-to. Image: Grape Nuts

Craving something crunchy? Reach for Grape-Nuts Flakes. They stick to the basics—whole grain wheat and wheat flour—to give you that classic flake experience without the fancy frills.

Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins

In case you’re wondering, Barbara’s Puffins cereal is packed with real peanut butter. Image: Barbara’s Cereal

For those mornings when you want to keep it simple yet delicious, Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins are your go-to. These crunchy pillows of whole-grain oats and corn are lightly sweetened and laced with real peanut butter, offering a guilt-free pleasure that even the kiddos will love. Toss in some nuts, seeds, and berries, and you've got yourself a powerhouse breakfast.

Forager Project Cereal

Forager's cereal, made from navy beans and cassava root, is great for gut health. Image: Whole Foods

Ever thought about beans for breakfast? Forager Project Cereal makes the case with its navy beans and cassava root combo, delivering a crunch that's both satisfying and slightly sweet. Low in sugar and high in fiber and protein, even their Chocolate and Strawberry O's are a healthy bet.

Qia Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal

Qia's superfood cereals are a blend of chia, buckwheat, and hemp. Image: Nature’s Path

Welcome to the superfood breakfast club with Qia's lineup featuring Chia, Buckwheat, and Hemp. This powerhouse cereal provides a whopping 6 grams of protein in just two tablespoons. Mix it into some oats or partner it with fresh fruit and dairy-free milk for a zero-sugar, high-fiber morning treat that's as nutritious as it is delicious.

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