Raisin Bran is the most popular cereal with raisins that is sold in the United States. Kellogg’s, Post, and others make varieties of the cereal, which should speak to its popularity.
Fortunately for raisin cereal lovers, there are certainly options beyond Raisin Bran. Here you will find a collection of some of the most popular cereals with rasins. We hope this article helps you find a cereal you enjoy for many mornings to come!
If you already have a favorite raisin cereal, be sure to vote for it at the end of this article.
Cereal Brands with Raisins
Kellogg’s Rasin Bran
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran is the most popular cereal with raisins that is featured here. However, it wasn’t the first raisin bran cereal.
A company called U.S. Mills first released its “Skinner’s Raisin Bran” in 1926 and eventually trademarked the name “Raisin-BRAN”. Skinner had the raisin bran market to itself until 1942 when Kellogg’s and General Foods started selling their versions of raisin bran.
Of course, the trademark owner sued Kellogg’s and General Foods but the judge ruled that “Raisin-BRAN” was not trademarkable since it was a description of ingredients. Today, you can find multiple raisin bran cereals made by different brands because of this ruling.
Kellogg’s makes Raisin Bran along with Raisin Bran Crunch. View our article on Raisin Bran vs. Raisin Bran Crunch for additional details on these products.
Post Raisin Bran
Post is known for using Sun-maid raisins in its version of Raisin Bran. In fact, the manufacturer states that it contains hundreds of raisins in each box. In other words, most people won’t feel cheated by an abundance of flakes and minimal raisins.
The cereal has 26 grams of whole grain per serving. It has no saturated fat or cholesterol which may help minimize the risk of heart disease.
Cascadian Farm is a brand of General Mills that was started by a man named Gene Kahn in 1972. Kahn had a desire to farm in a way that would not be detrimental to the land. He began a coop community and began farming organically in Washington’s Cascade Mountains where he greatly respected the land and waters around him. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of organic farming.
Today, Cascadian Farm is a brand of General Mills. They produce these cereal products with raisins including the following:
- Raisin Bran
- Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Raisin Nut Bran
Raisin Nut Bran was introduced by General Mills in 1987 and marketed as “The Best Tasting Raisin Bran.” The early commercials for the cereal would tout how people preferred it 2 to 1 over Post and Kellogg’s Raisin Brans. We’ll have to compare the three in a future article.
Raisin Nut Bran is a wheat and bran cereal with covered raisins and slivered almonds.
Food For Life makes Ezekiel 4:9 products including breads, English muffins, cereals, tortillas, pocket breads, buns, waffles, and pasta. They have been in business for more than 50 years and have over 60 products that they proudly make.
Ezekiel’s foods are crafted after the Scripture verse Ezekiel 4:9 which states, “Take also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentils and millet, and spelt and put them in one vessel…” All products contain no preservatives, refined sugars, or shortenings. Most ingredients are certified organic and all contain no GMO’s.
The company makes these two cereals that have raisins:
- Cinnamon Raisin Whole Grain Cereal
- Raisin Flake Cereal
Kashi Simply Raisin
Kashi may seem like a relatively newer company to some, however, it was actually founded in 1981 in San Diego. The founders were Philip and Gayle Tauber whose first product was a whole-grain cereal made of raw grains and sesame. They risked it all, $25,000 in personal savings, to launch the business. Approximately 20 years later, it was purchased by Kellogg’s for $32 million.
Today, Kashi’s primary product categories are cereal, waffles, and bars. The company makes about 20 cereals with its Simply Raisin Whole Wheat Biscuit cereal being its only raisin variety. The cereal is toasted whole wheat biscuits that contain a filling of California raisins.
Great Grains is made by Post and is known for its wholesome ingredients of fruit, nuts, and grains. The company makes five varieties of this cereal with only one that has raisins. It is called Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans. It contains 12 vitamins and minerals along with 32 grams of whole grains in each serving.
Nature’s Path is credited for being the first USDA organic cereal available at stores. The company was started in 1985 by Arran and Ratana Stephens and it remains a family-owned business. It prides itself on being a zero waste company with the goal of being climate neutral in less than five years.
Nature’s Path makes well over 50 cereals but most do not have raisins. Here are four options for cereal with raisins:
- Flax Plus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch
- Raisin Bran Flakes
- Flax Plus Raisin Bran Flakes
- Mesa Sunrise Flakes with Raisins
Mom’s Best Cereals
Mom’s Best Cereals is owned by Post and was founded by John S. Cambell in 1919. Campbell is also credited with inventing the hot cereal brand, Malt-O-Meal, which was created to take on Cream of Wheat.
Its cereals contain no artificial flavors or preservatives. This includes its Raisin Bran which also has no high-fructose corn syrup and is Non-GMO Project Verified.
Alpen specializes in making muesli cereals using a combination of oats, wheat, fruits, nuts, and seeds. The cereal contains no high-fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, or synthetic preservatives. Alpen is a brand of Post that is made under its Three Sisters business unit.
Try these two Alpen cereals with raisins:
- No Sugar Added