So breakfast, brunch is actually my favorite meal of the day, and I think it’s one of those meals that you can actually have at any part of the day! So since being vegan being able to explore and find out about all different types of breakfast and brunches has been super exciting.
Brunch is what I look forward to the most it’s a proper treat at the weekend, but cereal is a staple for every day before work, or even as a cheeky snack throughout the day. Having said that cereal is a staple, you can definitely make it exciting and amazingly tasty. So here are some of our top go to cereals.
In this article you will find out which of your favourite brands are vegan. We have some great recipes that use vegan cereals as well as recommending our best vegan cereals and where to find them.
Our Top Recommended Vegan Cereals:
For speed and efficiency we only recommended and review a limited of our favourite vegan and cruelty free products.
Below are what we consider to be the best cereal containers:
Best value for money : Cereal and dry food container 8 pack
Best small container for pouring: Small pouring container
Best bulk buy airtight containers: Airtight containers
Best glass containers: Glass containers
Best canister jar: Kitchen canister jars
Best for tall produce: Large glass canister
My Top Vegan Milk Options for Vegan Cereals
So, again this is down to personal preference and for me it also depends on your cereal of choice. However for me almond milk is my all round fave for tea, coffee and cereal.
- Almond milk
- Coconut milk (not in cups of tea though)
- Oat milk
- Hazelnut milk
- Soya milk
But like I said I would choose to have these potentially on different cereals or mood I was in. Oat milk is creamy, too creamy for me to have on a regular basis, I find soya milk quite bla, however if your cereal has lots of flavor than you can’t really notice. Coconut milk I love especially with porridge!
The other nut milks are a great change from almond, and can really jazz up your cereal, however almond for me wins, great in hot drinks and tasty on cereal, also use it in my baking, cheese sauces and they are always super tasty!
Which cereals are vegan?
- Kashi Organic Strawberry Fields.
- Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs.
- Nature’s Path Crunchy Maple Sunrise.
- Nature’s Path Lightly Frosted Amazon Flakes.
- Nature’s Path Rice Puffs.
- Quaker Original Life.
- Quaker Cinnamon Life.
- Quaker Puffed Wheat.
What UK cereals are vegan?
- Unicorn Froot Loops
- Fruit Wheats
- Cinnamon Squares (Tescos)
- Choco Snaps (Tescos)
- Crispy Rice (ASDA)
- Dorset cereals (not all)
- Whole grain wheats (waitrose)
- Whole earth corn flakes
- Lots of Free from options in many supermarkets
If you look closely at many own brand cereals and a range of supermarkets many of them are vegan friendly. You can almost guarantee that every health food shop has organic puff rice or cornflakes that you can purchase and then mix to create your own cereal or granola.
Cereals that are not vegan:
- Froot Loops
- Malt O’ Meal
- Cap’n Crunch
- Rice crispies
Why are so many cereals not vegan?
So nowadays food packages tend to be clearly labelled as to whether they are suitable for vegans/vegetarians and clearly state the ingredients. Now quite a lot of cereals state they are suitable for vegetarians but not for vegans and the reason for this is because they are fortified with either vitamin D3 or D2. D3 can be derived from animal sources and therefore would not be suitable for vegans.
So my personal preference of breakfast these days is actually granola. Its the perfect go to, you can easily create your own or even just mix a few cereal options together to get your perfect unique breakfast sensations.
Ideas for granola/cereal breakfast ideas:
- Any dried fruit – raisins, sultanas, mango, banana chips, berries
- Fresh fruit – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, bananas
- Cocoa nibs
- Coconut flakes
- Any roasted nuts – pecan, walnut, cashew
- Rice puffs
- Shredded wheat
- Chia seeds
- Vegan Protein powders
Our Top Vegan Granola:
- Deliciously Ella – any of hers our personal faves are her original and her berry flavour!
- Lizzies Granola – again she has a few we love the pecan treacle one!
Another alternative idea for your cereal, granola, muesli options is to have a dairy free yogurt with it. I love the dairy free yogurt options, it makes breakfast seem so much more satisfying than with milk. Especially with a dollop of peanut butter added!
Top 5 UK dairy free yogurts
Alpro – perfect for every day and come in smaller sizes and a huge array of flavours
Coconut Collaborative – thick and delicious plus their dairy free dessert pots are amazing!
Coyo – super thick, creamy, indulgent and low in sugar
KoKo – great coconut taste, use often for making raita
Tesco Free From – comes in a variety of flavours and can buy in smaller amounts
So after reading this no doubt you went and stock piled all sorts of different organic, natural cereals sooooo you should definitely have a go at making our super indulgent fridge cake rocky road esque!
Go on try out our recipe!
The Littlest Vegans Fridge Cake
Line a baking tin approx 13” x 9”
- First, melt the margarine/butter and chocolate in a pan on a low heat.
- Then, add the golden syrup slowly stir to combine and remove from heat.
- Next, add all the other ingredients in to the melted ingredients.
- Finally, press the mixture into the tin, leave in fridge until it is set (2-3 hours). The cake can last up to a week if covered well in the fridge.
- Enjoy a small square with a nice cup or tea or red wine, depending on the time of day or mood 🙂
- 500g Dark (dairy free) chocolate
- 200g Dairy free butter/margarine
- 120ml golden syrup
- 25 rich tea biscuits
- 100g pecans ( but any preference of nut is fine)
- 75g puffed rice
- 75g cornflakes
- 100g raisins or sultanas
- Pinch of salt and dried chilli flakes
Our recommended Vegan Cereal Containers:
Once you have purchased all of your new cereals you are going to want some containers to keep all of it clean and fresh here are our top cereal containers to choose from:
01 – Cereal and dry food container pack of 8
Wildone 8pcs Airtight Storage Containers and 6pcs Cereal Storage Containers
Wildone airtight cereal storage containers seal tightly for lasting freshness, and they stack smartly, side by side, to keep your pantry organized.
You can use our containers to store flour, sugar, rice, nuts, beans, snacks, cereal, pasta, or anything else you may need.
If you are looking for great value and want to get a lot of your vegan cereals or any vegan produce away and move into a more sustainable way of living then these containers are a great way to get started.
02 – Small pouring container
Basicwise Small – Free Plastic Food Saver, Kitchen Food Cereal Storage Containers with Graduated Cap
These practical storage containers are great for storing cereals, flour, rice, and much more. It will keep your kitchen pantry neat and organized, while keeping your food fresh. Set of three includes one Green, Pink, and Yellow.
If you have kids, or a clumsy other half than these small and colorful containers are great. They come in a variety of colors and have a great pouring design perfect for your little ones to practice there independence without making a mess, well less of a mess.
03 – Airtight Containers
Airtight Food Storage Containers Set with Lids
Dry foods often come in paper or plastic bags, once you open them up, they might spill all over your kitchen cupboards or pantry shelves. This is where Vtopmart food storage containers can change this situation. They help organize the cupboards, save space,and prevent food from spilling everywhere.cludes one Green, Pink, and Yellow.
This is the ultimate buy for a family, there is a huge range of different sizes. So you can arrange all of your vegan cereals or any dried goods into a whole array of different containers – all seal tight and perfect for stacking and stocking up on all your essentials.
04 – Glass containers
Glass Food Storage Containers Set,Airtight Food Jars with Bamboo Wooden Lids – Set of 5 Kitchen Canisters For Sugar,Candy, Cookie, Rice and Spice Jars
BPA free non-toxic duty-cycle freezable antiseptic high temperature resistance easy to clean dishwasher safe take up tiny space, including: Set of 5 24oz/700ml x 1 34oz/1000ml x 1 44oz/1300ml x 1 61oz/1800ml x 1, Clear / Glass
If you are looking for a few containers that you want to have out, these glass cylinder containers are perfect, if like us you are also considering limiting your use of plastic then these are also great as they are glass and the lids are made from bamboo.
05 – Canister Mason Jars
We love these, these are what we have in our cupboard, now they are OK to be out on show put also not to precious that they can be stowed away in the cupboard. Only thing is they are not idea for stacking and making use of space. But we love!
06 – Large glass canister
Now these are great for your spaghetti, but are also great for storing your cereal in as they can get your whole pack in no problems. They also are great as they are class and have a stainless steel lid – no plastic!