The 20 Best Keto Cereals

We are living in an incredible time to opt for untraditional diet. Grocery store shelves (both online and IRL) are full of snacks and staples that offer fresh and healthy alternatives no matter what your nutritional needs are. In this new and abundant food scene, the phrase "dietary restriction" no longer seems appropriate. For instance, if you follow a ketogenic-focused meal plan, there are loads of keto-friendly foods on the market that can keep you full and satisfied when it's time to nosh, or when cravings strike. 

Take the wide array of keto breakfast cereals as an example. 

Following a keto diet requires careful consideration of the macronutrients you consume throughout the day. Carbohydrate intake, sugar consumption, and the amount of protein and fiber you're getting all must be top of mind when mealtime roll around. However, the last thing you want to do first thing in the morning is start stressing about whether or not your foods are actually up to the task of helping you maintain ketosis. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it comes to specialized diets. Fortunately, there are many cereals that can get your day off to a great start. These keto-friendly cereals are some of the best on the market in terms of nutritional value, flavor, and convenience.  

Wonderworks Keto Friendly Cereal

Wonderworks brands itself as the cereal maker recapturing the childhood joy of breakfast. With three flavors (Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon), you might really feel like a kid when snacking on this cereal. The individual pieces even look similar to a crunchy morning food hawked by a certain sailor in dress blues. However, unlike the Commander who posed as a Captain, Wonderworks Keto Friendly Cereal isn't an imposter.

Despite the childhood comparisons, this cereal is made for an adult appetite. The combination of 6 grams of total fat and up to 17 grams of protein per serving will keep you full until your next meal. Other ever-important macro nutrition information (such as a strikingly low amount of 1 gram of sugar per serving) is printed plainly on the box to ensure your breakfast fits with the rest of your diet plan. Though it is ketogenic friendly, Wonderworks Keto Friendly Cereal won't fit a dairy or soy-free diet, as a key ingredient is milk fat and soy lecithin. Still, without artificial colors or flavors, this is a morning bowl that will satisfy your inner-child and outward adult.

Wholesome Provisions Protein Cereal

Advertised for high-performing athletes, Wholesome Provisions Protein Cereal shows up big time for keto-eaters at 15 grams of protein and only 6 grams of carbohydrates per serving. The best attribute of all? This macro-controlled meal is perfect for on-the-go snacking or managing your portion size: Each box includes individually packaged portions to eat dry, paired with your favorite milk (be it dairy or plant-based), or on top of a low-carb yogurt.

Keto diets center on high-fat principles, but Wholesome Provisions keeps that nutritious by avoiding trans fats and saturated fats. You have your choice of cinnamon or chocolate flavors and no matter what you pick, each bowl will come with 2 grams of fiber as well. Reviewers of Wholesome Provisions Protein Cereal have excellent remarks on the texture and crunch of this cereal. It's sure to be a keto-friendly breakfast you'll want to take a bite of.

Kashi GO Keto Friendly Cereal

Kashi Foods prides itself on making products that are good for people and the planet. The Kashi GO Keto Friendly Cereal carries on in that mission. The crunchy loops come in a hot chocolate-tasting Dark Cocoa or sweet bun Cinnamon Vanilla, packed with the right macronutrients for your keto breakfast, and totally grain and gluten free. No matter which flavor you go for, Kashi promises their cereal will be "100% tasty."

The list of ingredients may be minimal, but that doesn't translate to minimal nutrition. Kashi GO Keto Friendly Cereal has 12 grams of protein and only 1 gram of sugar per serving. So, what are the powerhouse ingredients that make up this powerhouse breakfast food? Healthy legumes such as chickpeas and lentils are a key component, along with other Earth-centric ingredients like pea protein, chicory root, and monk fruit extract. This keto cereal will certainly make you say, "wOah."

NUCO Coconut Crunch

NUCO Coconut Crunch isn't just ketogenic friendly, it's friendly for eaters with many other diet sensitivities as well. The cereal is gluten, corn, soy and grain free, paleo-approved, and vegan too. Plus, it's kosher, non-GMO, and devoid of any added sugars. With all that this keto cereal doesn't have, you may wonder what it does. Well, NUCO offers a lot of incredible things, such as a coconut sourced by farm-to-table methods from fair-trade Filipino farmers.

NUCO Coconut Crunch cereal has only three ingredients: coconut water, coconut meat, and palm starch. The concentration of MCT oil within the cereal makes it highly anti-inflammatory. Despite these amazing nutrition benefits, there are drawbacks for the devout keto-eater. For example, it is lower in total fat and protein than other cereals (9 grams and 1 gram per serving, respectively). Additionally, the 10 grams of total carbohydrates per serving is higher than what you'll in other options on this list. Still, those carbs are entirely unrefined, so if you are looking for a minimal-ingredient keto-friendly cereal, consider NUCO.

Poop Like a Champion Cereal

Poop Like a Champion makes the bold claim of being the "#1 brand for number 2's." That certainly applies to their cereal, which contains 79% of daily fiber per serving. Ketogenic dieters might expect the contents to be full of carb-heavy ingredients like wheat. However, it is totally wheat and gluten-free. Instead, a mix of non-GMO sorghum, psyllium, and corn bran combine for a keto-friendly breakfast cereal. Health Digest writes that a common side effect of keto dieting is constipation. Thankfully, this cereal can help alleviate that.

The cereal has a lot of net carbs compared to other keto-specific cereals at 18 grams per serving. Yet, when compared to other non keto-friendly breakfast foods, it still stands out as a good option for those on a low-carb diet, especially considering the promise in its name. Overall, the desired effect of this product centers most on keeping you regular. Colon health is an important part of overall nutrition and Poop Like a Champion is the cereal to keep things moving, so to speak.

Wildway Instant Keto Hot Cereal

Wildway Instant Keto Hot Cereal is a great breakfast option for those who are hoping for a hot meal in the mornings. It's available in single serving packets, but we're big fans of the ready-to-cook single serving cups which are great for taking breakfast on the road. Unlike most ketogenic cereals, this brand offers more than your standard chocolate or cinnamon flavors. Options include Blueberry and Flax, Toasted Coconut, and Original, which combines vanilla and walnut. None of these varieties contain added sugar, oats, or grain fillers.

Wildway Hot Cereal Cups are sweetened with dates and fueled by the pure plant power of cashews, walnuts, and pecans (among other nuts). By using a high concentration of nuts, the hot cereal offers an energizing type of fat that'll keep you going from morning to night. Depending on the flavor, carbs per serving range from 17 to 20 grams, and protein counts also vary, from 6 grams to 10 grams. There is an average of 25 grams of fat per cup. Similar to Poop Like a Champion, Wildway also features plenty of fiber.

Keto and Co. Hot Breakfast

Wildway's hot cereal may be a prime substitute for a keto-friendly oatmeal, but this offering from Keto and Co. is more similar in texture to grits. Keto and Co. Hot Breakfast, which is made from ground coconuts, comes in powdered form and is intended to be consumed after mixing with hot milk, water, or coconut oil (for an extra, high fat kick). In just five minutes, you'll have a delicious hot breakfast that adheres to your dietary needs. With Peaches and Cream, Apple Cinnamon, Maple Brown Sugar, this option features some familiar flavors for fans of instant oatmeal.

Keto and Co. also comes in with some of the lowest net carbs of any cereal yet: just 3.5 grams of carbs per serving, along with 3 grams of protein and 19 grams of total fats. Similarly, the scant 50 calories per serving leaves plenty of room in any diet plan for other foods throughout the day. At $9 for an 8-serving bag, you also get maximum value.

Julian Bakery ProGranola

Cereal loops, grits, and oatmeal are all important breakfast foods that can be replaced easily on the keto diet. Thanks to Julian Bakery, granola is too. With 12 grams of protein, 12 grams of fiber, and only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, few keto options are as filling as Julian Bakery's ProGranola.

Offered in unique flavors such as Espresso and Peanut Butter clusters, Julian Bakery ProGranola can keep your keto mornings fresh and tasty, while also fueling your full day. These crunchy bunches come with a crackling texture and are loaded with healthy ingredients like pumpkin, chia, flax, and sesame seeds. Many of those components, like flax and chia, offer nutritional benefits beyond their functions as a good-for-keto ingredient. There is even a vegan option made with pea protein. 

Whether you douse your clusters with milk or mix them into a yogurt parfait, ProGranola brings excitement (and easy macro management) to your morning meal.

Three Wishes Cereal

Take your favorite childhood breakfast cereal and then reimagine it as a minimal-ingredient, diet-conscious, keto-friendly brand. (It's also free of cutesy animal mascots — no honey bees or toucans are flying around this food.) What you end up with is Three Wishes Cereal. The company may have been founded with the health of a newborn child in mind, but just like Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" in the mid-2000s, these flavors and ingredients are all grown up.

Three Wishes has recreated a new alternative to your favorite Saturday morning cereal tastes, from Frosted to Fruity to Honey versions, all in vegan and grain-free styles. Although the overall net carb count is higher than many other keto cereals at 15 to 17 grams per serving (depending on the variety), protein macros and flavor are just as prominent. You may end up feeling all sorts of nostalgia, but at 120 calories per serving, at least you won't feel hungry. Plus, the low-sugar recipes keep you from crashing throughout the day.

Lakanto Keto Granola

The Lakanto company makes food with the mission of inspiring people into their highest potential for health and wellness. The brand's keto-friendly granola utilizes natural ingredients such as sunflower and chia seeds, almond, and monk fruit sweetener to do so. The latter ingredient was once known as the "Immortal Fruit" by Buddhist monks. These days, it's pretty clear that monk fruit won't help you live forever, but it will satisfy your taste buds for a long time.

The macronutrient profile of Lakanto Granola makes it one of the most keto-friendly cereals on the market. Cinnamon Almond Crunch contains 15 grams of total fat and a net carb count of just 2 total grams per serving (that differs slightly for Berry Crunch and Chocolate Crunch). Unfortunately, the protein amount is also low, offering just 3 grams per the ⅓ cup serving size. Still, if you are looking for a low-carb crunch then this keto granola is one to snap right up.

Diabetic Kitchen Granola Cereal

Due to the necessity of having a diet low in carbohydrates, ketogenic and diabetic eaters share similar nutritional needs. Because of this, a lot of foods for diabetics are also keto-friendly, as is the case with this granola cereal. Low in sugar and with a small net carb count of 3 grams per serving for the Cinnamon Pecan flavor (there is also an Almond Butter version), Diabetic Kitchen offers a granola cereal that's great for more than breakfast.

Rather than being clumped into bulky clusters, this keto cereal comes in a looser form. Some ingredients are similar to other keto cereals (almonds, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, coconut flakes), while other additions like puffed brown rice will add a new texture to your morning bowl of cereal. There are 14 grams of fat, 4 grams of protein, and only 2 grams of total sugars per ⅓ cup serving. Diabetic Kitchen Granola goes great over a bowl of low-carb yogurt and is enjoyable on its own a midday snack.

Lark Ellen Farm Granola

At Lark Ellen Farm, granola cereal is done a bit differently. Most granola producers bake their products quickly and at a high temperature, but Lark Ellen Farm utilizes a new approach that includes sprouting the seeds and nuts that make up their ingredient list before drying them under a warm air blower for a long span of time. The process of soaking seeds and nuts until they sprout creates a greater concentration of nutrients in the final product. And, since the kernel mix is gluten-free, it is not only healthier but low in carbs, making it a prime option for a keto approved morning meal.

Keto diets often mean skipping fruits in the name of counting carbs, but with Lark Ellen Farms, you can add those natural ingredients back to your diet. The sprouted granola packets are sold in multiple flavors including Cacao Cherry and Berrylicious (both featuring small amounts of dried fruits like cherry or blackberry). Each variety serves up maximum net carbs at approximately 7 grams per serving and averages 11.5 grams of fat in the same portion.

HighKey Protein Cereal

HighKey Protein Cereal makes some truly lofty claims about their food, one being that their company has managed to eliminate over 1.9 million pounds of sugar from the American diet. Another boast is that you can still enjoy your favorite snacks and packaged foods without having to sacrifice your dietary needs, whether those needs are keto, gluten or grain-free, non-GMO or something else. As the company says, dining on HighKey Cereal means you'll experience "FOMO no mo'."

Besides minimizing the sugar count in their foods, HighKey has zero net carbs in their cereals (along with 10 grams of protein per serving). If you are looking for a power packed keto meal, search no further than the five flavors of keto cereal that HighKey offers. Along with being satisfied by a well-rounded macronutrient count, your morning bowl will be filled with clean ingredients and ketogenic peace of mind.

Snackhouse Puffs Keto Cereal

Made in the image of the popular non-keto cereals of your youth, Snackhouse gives some nostalgia and comfort to the demands of a keto diet. This keto cereal features familiar puff shapes, with flavors that are just as reminiscent (and some brand new), from Fruity Puffs to PB Cups, Maple Banana and even Wildberry Cheesecake. This has to be one of the most fun keto cereals on the shelves.

Snackhouse Puffs may bring some breeziness to your breakfast, but the keto attributes of these tiny snacks are everything but a joke. Each flavor packs a protein count that is no-nonsense, offering a hefty 15 grams per serving for each variety. The quantity of net carbohydrates range from 1 gram to 9 grams per serving, so you can stay on track with your meal plan and still enjoy a happy spoonful. Try this keto cereal and you might rename your kitchen pantry as the snack house.

Nature's Path Organic Keto Cereal

This keto cereal offers keto-friendly traits comparable to other cereals on the market while taking a totally different path to get there. Fortunately, there's nothing else punny about this morning food. Nature's Path products are rooted in sustainability and organic farming, two values which factor heavily in the making of this cereal. In addition to regularly-featured keto components like monk fruit sweetener, Nature's Path Organic Keto Cereal utilizes unique and regenerative ingredients like navy bean flour and mung bean protein. The benefits will keep you on the right trail towards your ketogenic goals.

The numbers with this one are pretty impressive: 110 calories, 7 grams of protein, 10 grams of dietary fiber, and 10 grams of net carbohydrates meet together in a 1-cup portion, the largest serving size yet. No matter whether you choose Dark Chocolate or Cinnamon Toast, you'll enjoy a morning bowl full of nature's bounty with Nature's Path keto cereal.

Schoolyard Snacks Cereal

Along with other keto-approved bites like cheese puffs and snack bars, Schoolyard Snacks delivers a keto cereal that will allow you to meet your macro needs without sacrificing flavor (or fun). The individually portioned bags make for a convenient snack-sized portion that comes in traditional cereal flavors like Peanut Butter or Cinnamon as well as more inventive tastes like Cookies and Cream. (We said they'd be fun, remember?) Keto eaters have been going as wild as kids on a playground for this brand: At the time of writing, Schoolyard Snacks had sold out their keto cereal over four times with sales of over 3 million bags in 2020 alone.

Along with the exciting flavors and easily-packed portion bags, Schoolyard bullies the competition when it comes to nutrient counts. Each serving contains 1 gram of net carbohydrates, 16 grams of protein, and 0 grams of total sugar. Over 7000 reviews suggest that keto lovers all over enjoy this cereal, and Schoolyard Snacks even has a beta-testing program where followers can sign up to sample new flavors. When it comes to keto cereals, consider making  Schoolyard Snacks keto cereal your first pick.

Catalina Crunch Cereal

With eight flavors to choose from, Catalina Crunch provides all the variety you could want in a keto cereal, and a few tastes you need (looking at you, Mint Chocolate Chip). Catalina's proprietary flour blend features pea protein and potato fibers, and each individual crunchy kernel is fully vegan, gluten-free, and 100% devoid of artificial ingredients. In addition to that, the crunchy attributes of Catalina Cereal have some unique benefits for keto eaters.

Limiting your calories and carbohydrate counts can come with some unfortunate downsides. How do you keep hunger at bay when some of the most filling foods are off the menu? According to Catalina Crunch (and Health), science suggests that foods with crunchy textures play a mental trick on your brain that helps you feel more full with less food. But this keto cereal isn't just smoke and mirrors with 9 grams of dietary fiber and 11 grams of protein per serving helping to fill your stomach for longer periods of time. Catalina's most interesting claim? The act of chewing this cereal generates more blood flow to your jaw and brain, generating more energy throughout the day. Take a bite out of some pretty big boasts with Catalina Crunch cereal.

SOLA Granola

The big question at the heart of SOLA foods is how to tackle the issue of carbohydrate and sugar-dense foods for the nutritional welfare of families nationwide. Developed in 2021 by a low-carb chef, the company produces a range of breads, bagels, and cereal granola for keto-focused eaters and dieters. The result is a protein-loaded breakfast food that uses a specialized blend of low sugar sweeteners. Here, you'll again find monk fruit as well as stevia and allulose (a low-glycemic sweetener derived from figs, jackfruit, and raisins).

SOLA Granola has a unique texture that is in between a loose mixture of toasted seeds and the hefty clusters that can be tough to chew. Though it does feature sugar alcohols, the overall macronutrient count clocks in at less than 5 grams per serving and up to 16 grams of protein. The toasted snacks can be added to your favorite yogurt, served with fresh berries, or shoveled by the handful straight from the bag. No matter how you eat it, SOLA Granola is total keto soul food.

NuTrail Keto Nut Granola

According to pro-ketogenic blogger Serious Keto, the flavor, taste, and texture of NuTrail Keto Granola sets a new path for alternative breakfast cereals. It doesn't seem to matter whether you douse this granola with milk or consume it straight up. What you get is something incredibly toasty and similar in all ways but two to traditional granola mixes (those being that this cereal is low in sugar and carbs, of course). Filled out with a delicious mix of almond, pecan, coconut chips, sunflower and pumpkin seeds, NuTrail also has one unique ingredient to make you feel satisfied without the carbs: butter.

This granola holds a lower carb count than many other cereals (a mere 2 net grams per serving), and the overall benefit of having something that tastes this good can't be forgotten. Sold in Cinnamon Pecan, Blueberry Cinnamon, and several other cacao and vanilla varieties, your tasty morning bowl (or afternoon pick-me-up) of Nu Trail will also have 4 to 5 grams of protein. Although that is a lower protein count than other keto cereal, a 15 gram average of total fats makes it a filling meal for any time of the day. 

Magic Spoon

Magic Spoon asks a big question about breakfast foods: "Why did we grow up, but our cereal didn't?" The art on their boxes may look youthful, the flavor of their cereals is childlike, but when it comes to the ingredients that make it all happen, Magic Spoon cereals are fully mature.

The nutrition panel reads as if your local holistic wellness coach might have written it with components such as spirulina, chicory, and turmeric extracts playing a role alongside peanut flour and milk protein blends. The macronutrients are just as pronounced — 13 to 14 grams of protein are available per serving (depending on variety). Only 4 net carbs per serving are found across each flavor, and sugar is nonexistent in each and every box. Seriously, despite the bright colors and sweetened taste of each cereal, there are 0 grams per serving. The rice, grain, and soy-free cereal has a devout legion of diners called "Spooners," and once you add this food to your ketogenic meal plan, you'll see the magic in it as well. No tricks here, only treats.