Cereals With Almonds
Most people who enjoy almonds likely aren’t aware of the number of cereals with almonds that are sold at grocery stores. We’ve rounded up over 15 popular cereals with almonds to help readers find something new to eat for breakfast. The good news is that there is likely something for everyone featured below. We hope you find cereal you can enjoy for many mornings ahead!
- Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
- Basic 4
- Cheerios Oat Crunch Almond
- Special K Vanilla Almond
- Special K Chocolatey Dipped Flakes with Almonds
- Oatmeal Crisp
- Ezekiel 4:9
- Kashi Honey Almond Flax Crunch
- Kashi Coconut Almond Crunch
- Morning Summit Maple Berry Blend
- RX Vanilla Almond
- RX Chocolate Almond
- Premier Protein Mixed Berry Almond
- Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
According to Post, the manufacturer of this cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats is its most popular cereal based on sales. It was invented by Vernon Herzing, a Post employee, in 1986 at his home. He came up with the idea by mixing together existing Post cereals and having his daughter taste-test his different combinations until they found a winner.
The cereal was introduced in stores in 1989 and quickly became a hit with customers. Post primarily credits its success to being the perfect mix of a wonderful-tasting cereal with an element of healthiness to it.
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds features cripsy flakes, bunches of crunchy oats, and sliced almonds.
Corn, Whole Grain Wheat, Sugar, Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Almonds, Rice, Canola Oil, Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Corn Syrup, Malt, Molasses, Honey, Caramel Color, Barley Malt Extract, Cinnamon, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Annatto Extract (Color), BHT Added to Preserve Freshness. Vitamins and Minerals: Reduced Iron, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Vitamin A Palmitate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Zinc Oxide, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.
This cereal with almonds was introduced in 1991 by General Mills. It was called Basic 4 after the USDA nutritional guidelines of the time called “Basic Four”, named after the four food groups that the USDA believed should be consumed for a healthy diet. As you likely guessed, Basic 4 (the cereal) contains all the food groups of the USDA’s Basic Four: dairy (from the cereal milk), protein (from the almonds), fruit and veggies (from the tangy cranberries), and bread/cereal (from the whole grain flakes).
Note that the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the current USDA guidelines. Basic Four guidelines ended in 1992, about a year after the cereal was released.
Whole Grain Wheat, Corn Meal, Sugar, Raisins, Rice Flour, Almond Pieces, Brown Sugar Syrup, Glycerin, Whole Grain Oats, Dried Cranberries, Salt, Corn Syrup, Palm Kernel Oil, Brown Sugar, Barley Malt Extract, Dextrose, Honey, Color (Caramel Color And Annatto Extract), Cinnamon, Soy Lecithin, Baking Soda, Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherols) Added To Preserve Freshness. Vitamins And Minerals: Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbate), Iron And Zinc (Mineral Nutrients), Ab Vitamin (Niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Mononitrate), Vitamin A (Palmitate), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), A B Vitamin (Folic Acid), Vitamin B12, Vitamin D3.
Cheerios Oat Crunch Almond
Cheerios is the top-selling cereal brand in the United States. It was introduced in 1941 as Cheerioats. Its name was shortened to Cheerios in 1945 after Quaker Oats declared that they had the sole right to use the word “oats”.
While Original and Honey Nut Cheerios are the most popular, General Mills makes several other quality Cheerios cereals. One that many almond lovers will enjoy is Cheerios Oat Crunch Almond. It is a sweetened multigrain cereal with whole grain oats, sliced almonds, and cinnamon.
Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Whole Grain Corn, Modified Corn Starch, Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Almonds, Brown Sugar Syrup, Corn Starch, Whole Grain Rice, Whole Grain Sorghum, Salt, Tripotassium Phosphate, Baking Soda, Color (caramel color, annatto extract), Natural Flavor. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness. Vitamins and Minerals: Calcium Carbonate, Iron and Zinc (mineral nutrients), Vitamin C (sodium ascorbate), A B Vitamin (niacinamide), A B Vitamin (calcium pantothenate), Vitamin B1 (thiamin mononitrate), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B12, Vitamin A (palmitate), A B Vitamin (folic acid), Vitamin D3.
Special K Vanilla Almond
Kellogg’s introduced Special K in 1955. It had the highest protein compared to all other cereals at the time. During the 1970’s, Kellogg’s developed the Special K Challenge which was a diet that purportedly helped people lose up to six pounds in 14 days. While Kellogg’s no longer promotes the diet, Special K is still associated with healthy eating lifestyles.
Today, Kellogg’s makes over 12 Special K cereals. One of the favorites for people who love almonds is Special K Vanilla Almond cereal. It is essentially the classic Special K flakes with sliced almonds and vanilla flavor.
Whole Grain Wheat, Rice, Sugar, Almonds, Wheat Bran, Contains 2% Or Less Of Salt, Brown Sugar Syrup, Malt Flavor, Natural Flavor, Bht For Freshness. Vitamins And Minerals: Reduced Iron, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Beta-carotene, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.
Special K Chocolatey Dipped Flakes with Almonds
Special K Chocolatey Dipped Flakes with Almonds is a popular choice for chocolate cereal fans who don’t necessarily want kids’ cereal. It contains cocoa-coated flakes, chocolate flavored dipped flakes, and sliced almonds for a delicious way to start the day. All that chocolate makes it sound no so healthy but this cereal also has 11 vitamins & minerals along with the most predominate ingredient being whole grain wheat.
Whole Grain Wheat, Rice, Sugar, Chocolatey Chunks (Sugar, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Cocoa, Soy Lecithin, Artificial Flavor, Milk), Wheat Bran, Contains 2% Or Less Of Salt, Brown Sugar Syrup, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Malt Flavor, Bht For Freshness. Vitamins And Minerals: Reduced Iron, Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid), Vitamin E Acetate, Niacinamide, Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Beta-carotene, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin Hydrochloride), Folic Acid, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12.
Oatmeal Crisp is not to be confused with another General Mills cereal called Cookie Crisp featuring Chip the wolf cereal mascot on its box. Oatmeal Crisp is healthier with oatmeal flakes, oat clusters, and slices of almonds.
Whole Grain Oats, Whole Grain Wheat, Sugar, Almond Pieces, Corn Syrup, Brown Sugar Syrup, Brown Sugar, Salt, Oat Flour, Rice Flour, Honey, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Artificial Flavor, Color Added. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) and BHT (Added to Preserve Freshness).
Ezekiel 4:9 is a bible verse that reads, “Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…” . Food for Life, the manufacturer of Ezekiel 4:9 products, uses the ingredients list in the verse to created its baked goods. The products contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives. This is certainly a brand to consider for people seeking a nutrient-rich and healthy cereal that doesn’t lack flavor.
Ezekiel 4:9 makes these cereals with almonds:
Ezekiel 4:9 Almond Flake Cereal – Ezekiel 4:9 Blend: (Organic Sprouted Wheat, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Sprouted Spelt), Organic Malted Barley, Organic Agave, Organic Almonds, Sea Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.
Ezekiel 4:9 Almond Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal – Organic Sprouted Wheat, Organic Sliced Almonds, Organic Sprouted Barley, Organic Sprouted Millet, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soybeans, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Filtered Water, Sea Salt, Organic Rosemary Extract.
Kashi Honey Almond Flax Crunch
Kashi was launched in the early 1980s, long before the trend of healthy and nutrient-rich packaged natural food was a thing. The company was started by Philip and Gayle Tauber as a niche food business competing for shelf space at grocery stores.
One of its first products was a cereal called Kashi Pilaf made with raw grains and sesame seeds. It was released in 1983 and it wasn’t an immediate success with customers. The Taubers were required, however, to press on because they invested all they had ($25,000 in savings) in the business. Thankfully they did! It slowly paid off as the trend toward healthier eating and natural foods began to take shape in the 1990s and beyond.
One of two Kashi cereals with almonds is its Kashi Go Honey Almond Flax Crunch. It contains a mixture of clusters with honey, flax seeds, and sliced almonds. A serving (3/4 cup or 52g) has 200 calories, 5 grams of total fat, 35 grams of carbs, 8 grams of dietary fiber, and 9 grams of protein.
Kashi Seven Whole Grains and Sesame blend (hard red wheat, brown rice, barley, triticale, oats, rye, buckwheat, sesame seeds), soy flakes, brown rice syrup, cane sugar, chicory root fiber, almonds, whole flax seeds, whole grain oats, expeller pressed canola oil, honey, salt, natural flavors, mixed tocopherols for freshness.
Kashi Coconut Almond Crunch
Another cereal with almonds made by Kashi is its Kashi Go Coconut Almond Crunch. It features a puffed whole grain cereal, flakes of coconut, and sliced almonds. A 3/4 Cup (52g) serving has 210 calories, 8 grams of total fat, 32 grams of carbs, 6 grams of dietary fiber, 9 grams of sugars (7 grams added), and 10 grams of protein.
Soy Flakes, Whole Grain Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Cane Sugar, Coconut, Acacia Gum, Puffed Millet, Oat Fiber, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Almonds, Puffed Brown Rice, Sea Salt, Natural Flavor, Rosemary Extract For Freshness.
Morning Summit Maple Berry Blend
Morning Summit is an almond cereal brand made by General Mills. The cereal has a lot going on with it in regard to ingredients. It is made with cereal flakes, almonds, dried cherries, dried cranberries, and pumpkin seeds.
Morning Summit is unique in that it contains both sliced and whole almonds. Most cereals with almonds contain only sliced almonds so the whole almonds are really what sets this cereal apart from most others. A bowl will certainly keep most people full with its generous portions of seeds, nuts, and dried berries that are combined with its whole grain flakes.
Almonds, Whole Grain Wheat, Organic Maple Syrup, Whole Grain Oats, Sugar, Dried Coconut, Pumpkin Seeds, Organic Coconut Oil, Dried Sweetened Cranberries (cranberries, sugar, glycerin), Dried Sweetened Cherries (cherries, sugar, glycerin), Corn Bran, Brown Sugar Syrup, Vanilla Extract, Salt, Vitamin E (Mixed Tocopherois).
RX Vanilla Almond
RX has become popular in recent years for its date or protein bars made with simple ingredients. However, RX recently took a dive into breakfast cereal. Its cereals, like other RX products, contain “No B.S.”.
RX Vanilla Almond cereal is made with brown rice, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, and a little bit of honey as its primary ingredients. Its 12 grams of protein per serving come from almonds, brown rice, and pea protein, all of which are plant-based.
Brown rice, almonds, pumpkin seeds, whole grain sorghum, pea protein, coconut sugar, honey, sea salt, natural flavors, vanilla extract, and rosemary extract for freshness.
RX Chocolate Almond
RX Chocolate Almond cereal has many of the same ingredients as RX Vanilla Almond featured above. It primary ingredients are brown rice, almonds, and a touch of honey. A one-cup (56g) serving size has 230 calories, 8 grams of fat, 6 grams of fiber, 8 grams of sugars, and a nice portion of protein at 12 grams.
Brown rice, almonds, whole grain sorghum, pea protein, coconut sugar, honey, cocoa, chocolate, sea salt, natural flavors, rosemary extract for freshness.
Premier Protein Mixed Berry Almond
You most likely know of Premier Protein from its protein powders and ready-to-drink protein beverages. However, the company also makes high-protein cereals that are not only nutritious but taste delicious as well.
Premier Protein Mixed Berry Almond cereal contains a generous amount of protein with 20 grams per serving size of one cup (42 grams). In addition to being high in protein, it is also low in sugar with a total of 5 grams per serving with only 4 grams of added sugar. Its noteworthy ingredients are strawberries, raspberries, and sliced almonds.
Wheat Gluten, Almonds, Wheat Protein Isolate, Pea Protein Concentrate, Corn Flour, Sugar, Dried Strawberries, Dried Raspberries, Salt, Strawberry Juice Concentrate, Stevia Leaf Extract, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color.
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Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch
Great Grains Cranberry Almond Crunch consists of flakes, clusters, real dried cranberries, and sliced almonds. With 38 grams of whole grain per serving, you understand where it gets its name. This cereal also has 12 essential vitamins and minerals along with 5 grams of fiber per serving.
Whole Grain Wheat, Cane Sugar, Dried Cranberries (Cranberries, Sugar, Glycerin, Sunflower Oil), Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Almonds, Rice, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Salt, Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Rice Syrup, Molasses, Citric Acid, Natural Flavor. Bht Added To Preserve Freshness.
General Mills makes two cereals with almonds under its Plentifull brand. These cereals are Peanut Butter and Cinnamon Almond Butter. Both are made with coated flakes with nut and seed clusters. Keep in mind that Plentifull isn’t even listed on the General Mills website under its products section. In other words, you may have difficulty finding these cereals locally.
Peanut Butter – Whole Grain Wheat, Sugar, Peanut Butter (peanuts, sugar, monoglycerides, salt), Whole Grain Oats, Rice Flour, Corn Bran, Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Almond Pieces, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Soluble Corn Fiber, Brown Sugar Syrup, Corn Syrup, Salt, Molasses, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Barley Malt Extract. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness.Vitamins and Minerals: Iron and Zinc (mineral nutrients), A B Vitamin (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), A B Vitamin (folic acid).
Cinnamon Almond Butter – Whole Grain Wheat, Sugar, Almond Butter (almonds), Whole Grain Oats, Rice Flour, Corn Bran, Canola and/or Sunflower Oil, Almond Pieces, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Soluble Corn Fiber, Brown Sugar Syrup, Corn Syrup, Salt, Molasses, Cinnamon, Natural Flavor, Baking Soda, Barley Malt Extract. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness. Vitamins and Minerals: Iron and Zinc (mineral nutrients), A B Vitamin (niacinamide), Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine hydrochloride), Vitamin B2 (riboflavin), A B Vitamin (folic acid).
The history of Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal. Post Consumer Brands. (2022, July 29). Retrieved September 5, 2022, from https://www.postconsumerbrands.com/news/honey-bunches-of-oats-history/