Healthy Superfood Cereal

Cereal lovers rejoice! This healthy superfood cereal is loaded with nutrient-dense foods, plus it’s gluten free, has no added sugars and packs a nice punch of omega-3s and protein. Put the cereal in a mason jar for easy transport when you need a quick on-the-go breakfast!

Not going to lie, I L-O-V-E cereal. I grew up having it for breakfast almost every morning, as a snack after school and for dessert after dinner. My mom would keep the pantry loaded with at least three to four different boxes at all times and she didn’t make me eat the “healthy cereals” either. We had the good good –> Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cinnamon Life, Smacks and Cookie Crisp.

Cereal lovers rejoice! This healthy superfood cereal is loaded with nutrient-dense foods, plus it's gluten free, has no added sugars and packs a nice punch of omega-3s and protein. Put the cereal in a mason jar for easy transport when you need a quick on-the-go breakfast!

Isaac grew up loving cereal too so we’ll have it as a treat every now and then, but it’s no longer a nightly snack like it was when we first started living together. If I buy cereal now it’s usually for a recipe.

That said, there are still days when I have a craving for a bowl of cereal so that’s where the idea for this healthy superfood cereal came about. I wanted to create something that was cereal-like, but loaded with good for you ingredients.

Cereal lovers rejoice! This healthy superfood cereal is loaded with nutrient-dense foods, plus it's gluten free, has no added sugars and packs a nice punch of omega-3s and protein. Put the cereal in a mason jar for easy transport when you need a quick on-the-go breakfast!

This cereal blend features a base of raw oats, protein powder, chia seeds, buckwheat groats, coconut, hemp seeds, cinnamon and goji berries. Topped with banana slices and almond milk, it’s crunchy, a little chewy and perfectly sweet — similar to regular cereal, only not because this is actually filling. I’m full after one bowl, rather than headed back to the pantry to load up my bowl a second or third time like I do with packaged cereal.

Another great thing about this cereal is that it can be prepared ahead of time. You can easily make multiple mason jars full of the cereal blend during weekly meal prep. All you need to do in the morning is add milk and fresh fruit.

Cereal lovers rejoice! This healthy superfood cereal is loaded with nutrient-dense foods, plus it's gluten free, has no added sugars and packs a nice punch of omega-3s and protein. Put the cereal in a mason jar for easy transport when you need a quick on-the-go breakfast!

You can eat the cereal right away or let the almond milk soak into the ingredients a bit before enjoying. I recommend trying it both ways to figure out which texture you enjoy most.

If you let it soak, the oats will soften and the chia seeds will gel up so the mixture will become thick almost like chia pudding. This option is great if you want to bring the cereal to work with you. You can grab your jar, add fresh fruit and almond milk, let it soak on your commute and dig in once you get settled at work! Of course, having breakfast prepped ahead of time is great for those of us that work from home too. I’m all about making my morning routine more efficient and having breakfast prepped is key!

Cereal lovers rejoice! This healthy superfood cereal is loaded with nutrient-dense foods, plus it's gluten free, has no added sugars and packs a nice punch of omega-3s and protein. Put the cereal in a mason jar for easy transport when you need a quick on-the-go breakfast!

Added bonus, this superfood cereal is super customizable. Feel free to play around by adding some of your favorite superfoods — I’m thinking about adding cacao powder and maca to my next blend!

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A jar filled with almond milk and superfood cereal sitting on a folded peach and white striped napkin. Jar lid and gold spoon in the background.

Superfood Cereal Blend


Description

Finally, a healthy cereal packed with superfoods!


Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats (make sure your oats are GF, if that’s important to you)
  • 1/21 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 2 Tablespoons raw buckwheat groats
  • 1 Tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon goji berries (or dried cranberries)
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened shredded or flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon hemp seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • banana slices
  • 1 cup unsweetened Almond Breeze almond milk
  • optional add ins: maca, camu camu, mangosteen or your favorite superfood powder

Instructions

  1. Mix oats, protein powder, buckwheat groats, chia seeds, goji berries, coconut, hemp seeds and cinnamon in a bowl and cover until ready to enjoy.
  2. When ready, pour almond milk over the cereal mixture and give it a big stir. Top with banana slices and eat immediately or allow mixture to soak up some of the almond milk before enjoying.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 376
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Carbohydrates: 55g
  • Fiber: 17g
  • Protein: 19g

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    42 comments
    1. Allyn
      May 7, 2017 AT 2:15 pm

      Do you think you could let this soak overnight like overnight oats?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 8, 2017 AT 10:12 am

        Totally! This recipe works great for overnight oats too.

    2. Michael @ Mile in my Glasses
      March 31, 2017 AT 8:57 am

      Wow this is beautiful! What a delicious, quick and easy breakfast! I’ll definitely be making this at home!

      Thanks for the awesome recipe!

      I hope you have a lovely FriYAY!
      Michael
      https://www.mileinmyglasses.co.uk

    3. natalie
      March 30, 2017 AT 7:28 pm

      This looks so delicious and perfect for busy mornings! Or even mid day snack!!

      x
      Natalie

      http://natalie-a.com

    4. Casey the College Celiac
      March 26, 2017 AT 8:47 pm

      Talk about a recipe will all of my fave things! I may use buckwheat or quinoa flakes in place of the oats (I have celiac and can’t tolerate even gf oats), but all the other ingredients look spot on! Thanks for the breakfast inspiration 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 27, 2017 AT 9:43 am

        Thanks Casey! I bet it will be just as delicious with the buckwheat or quinoa flakes. You’ll have to let me know when you try it.

    5. Fiona @ Get Fit Fiona
      March 26, 2017 AT 11:21 am

      This cereal looks so good. I love that I can make a bunch on the weekend so that they’re easier to have in the busy mornings.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 26, 2017 AT 3:22 pm

        Yes! I feel like people eat cereal often because it’s so convenient so I tried to make this option quick and easy too. Making a big batch as part of your weekend meal prep is perfect.

    6. Natty
      March 25, 2014 AT 1:55 pm

      Hi Brittany,thanks a lot for bringing to us this wonderful alternative to cereal,porridge oats are my most preferred anyway,!

    7. Sue
      May 4, 2013 AT 4:46 am

      I love porridge oats and take it every morning, but this is a wonderful alternative for the warmer days ahead. I also love goji berries and anything coconut is divine. Bring on the Summer!!

      Thanks for sharing.

    8. David
      May 1, 2013 AT 3:43 pm

      Thanks for posting this healthy alternative to cereal. I like oatmeal, but I need an alternative when I want a little variety. That looks delicious!

    9. Taylor
      April 30, 2013 AT 7:44 am

      Delicious! I have made overnight oats before and like to eat those in the hotter months but this is even easier! And you can easily change it up depending on the ingredients you have.

    10. Emily
      April 29, 2013 AT 12:48 pm

      The recipe looks great, but your sponsored ad has opinions spelled wrong 😉

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 29, 2013 AT 1:42 pm

        Oops. Thanks for pointing that out!

    11. Silje
      April 29, 2013 AT 11:29 am

      SOOOOO Amazing! I think this will be my go to-breakfast from now on 🙂

    12. davidcalling
      April 28, 2013 AT 2:46 pm

      I was searching a blog in online to read about yammi food and I got you. I have enjoyed your cereal recipe and I want to thanks to your mom for verity of cereal !!!

    13. Becky
      April 27, 2013 AT 1:14 pm

      Thx for the info re Carageenan. Had NO idea! Good to know!!

    14. David Jones
      April 26, 2013 AT 5:47 am

      I was looking for health related website to review many issue. Now I’ve found your blog site with lots of amazing information. You did really excellent work. I’ll read your blog regular basis.

    15. Nat @ The Apple Diaries
      April 26, 2013 AT 3:07 am

      I saw this recipe on Instagram and loved it 🙂 Awesome idea to use hemp seeds and buckwheat groats! It can be hard to find healthy breakfast ideas, especially when you’ve used up every possible green smoothie recipe! I’ve been making this amazing Muesli Slice lately and adding all kinds of delicious superfoods to the mix, then eating it with some fruit and natural yoghurt.

      Thanks Brit!

    16. Crystal @ Simply Playful Fare
      April 25, 2013 AT 10:46 pm

      I LOVE this idea! My cereal cravings come and go. I’ve never made my own cereal before, or thought I could for that matter, but I want to give it a try! I’m certainly on-board with all the super foods. 🙂

    17. Sarah McBride
      April 25, 2013 AT 9:50 am

      Thank you for posting this! I found your post randomly and I’m slightly excited : ) I have read a lot about superfoods but thus far have not found and easy (and tasty looking) way to quickly throw several of them together. This is perfect!!

    18. Stacey
      April 24, 2013 AT 3:32 pm

      I love this breakfast idea! I’m a cereal lover myself but try to consume in moderation because, as you said, it’s still processed food. I get bored with regular oatmeal, so this would be a great way to switch it up! I’m a big fan of combining the different grains and flavors. I’ll definitely be adding this to my morning breakfast repertoire!

    19. Monica G
      April 24, 2013 AT 12:18 pm

      Oh yum I just had this – I added some stevia drops and way more almond milk than was intended, but it was still pretty yummy 🙂 My favorite cereal used to be Kix, that cereal was simple and good. No one ever understood why I liked it though… Then Waffle Crisp (Oh my word), Fruity Pebbles, HoneyCrisp, and way more.

    20. Lindsey @ Pas de Deux
      April 24, 2013 AT 9:51 am

      Cereal is hit or miss with me–I love granola, though! I was so excited when I saw this post last night, because I actually had all of the ingredients I needed to make it on hand! I made a bowl this morning (with homemade cashew milk), and it was quite tasty! I look forward to playing around with the ingredients a bit–adding nuts, berries, etc… Thanks for the great idea!

    21. Marianne
      April 24, 2013 AT 2:33 am

      This is pretty similar to a bunch of superfood cereals on the market…at least here in BC. Holy Crap, Q’ia (from Nature’s Path), Boring Porridge, Anita’s Organic Breakfast Roots….I could go on. I’ve always wanted to mix my own blend though, because I figure it has to be cheaper than buying the ones I’ve listed above!

    22. Jade
      April 23, 2013 AT 10:20 pm

      this is definitely a must-try recipe! I will print it to make sure that I won’t forget it.

    23. brumby1999
      April 23, 2013 AT 8:57 pm

      Blue Diamond Almond Breeze (among others) contains carrageenan, which research links to gastrointestinal inflammation, lesions, and even colon cancer in animals. It is also used as an additive in de-icing fluid on airplanes.

      There is a lot of information on this via google.

      Whole Foods 365 almond milk does not contain carrageenan and Tree of Life also doesn’t include it.

      Personally, I will no longer be consuming Almond Breeze for this reason. Wanted to help spread the word about this additive.

    24. Beth @ Tasty Yummies
      April 23, 2013 AT 4:42 pm

      This looks so amazing!! I was totally an unfun kid, my favorite cereal growing up was Kix. I hated all the weirdly sugary cereals with marshmallows and all that junk. I honestly loved Kix and plain Cheerios more than anything. 🙂

    25. Sandra
      April 23, 2013 AT 2:49 pm

      Wow, this looks great! I can’t wait to make it. I think some nuts would be good in it too.

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