I don’t know about you, but when the morning weather starts to cool down, I have to have something hot to start my day. Cold cereal just doesn’t cut it anymore.
Today was the first morning that the cool air made it difficult to get out of bed! I couldn’t wait to make a warm bowl of gluten-free oatmeal and top it off with some berries and a sprinkle of brown sugar.
Here are some of the gluten-free hot cereals we love the most, and will guarantee to warm you up on these chilly Fall mornings.
A warm bowl of gluten-free cereal is the best way to start your day before bearing the chilly weather outside.
Though mainstream oats don’t contain gluten, they have a high risk of cross-contamination during harvesting, storage and processing and are not considered to be gluten-free. The introduction of gluten-free oats plus the increased availability of a variety of new gluten-free products on the market makes it much easier to get a warm, healthy breakfast this Fall.
Oat cereal often has more fiber and is generally low in fat and calories. Oats are also packed with thiamin, magnesium and phosphorus, and may even help lower cholesterol. Other grains sometimes added to gluten-free hot cereals such as sorghum, quinoa and flax can boost the protein content of your breakfast.
Here are 4 gluten-free hot cereal options that we love:
Glutenfreeda Instant Oatmeal
My choice for breakfast this morning! Glutenfreeda Instant Oatmeal comes in individual serving packets and you just need to add hot water to one of their tasty 7 flavor options. I love the convenience factor and the fact that it’s so quick to make. Glutenfreeda also makes instant oatmeal cups, which come in disposable cups and are available in four flavors: blueberries, strawberries & brown sugar, brown sugar & flax, cranberry apple with walnuts & cinnamon, and golden & brown raisins with almonds. My favorite way to doctor up Glutenfreeda oatmeal is to add a splash of almond milk, raisins, and coconut sugar.
We love that Arrowhead Mills offers lots of options for those of us who are intolerant to oats, which can be common among those with celiac disease. In addition to offering steel cut oats, old fashioned oatmeal and instant quinoa & oat cereal, Arrowhead Mills makes Rice & Shine hot cereal, Maple Buckwheat hot cereal and my favorite, Organic Yellow Corn Grits. Not only do they offer variety, but their products are GMO-free, certified Kosher, and super tasty.
Bakery on Main Instant Oatmeal
Not only does Bakery on Main make delicious flavors, but they add grains like chia, flax, quinoa and amaranth to their oatmeal, packing it with fiber, protein and nutrients like Omega-3. But the flavors are the best part: apple pie, blueberry scone, maple multigrain muffin, strawberry shortcake, traditional, and my favorite, carrot cake.
Bob’s Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
This option is my favorite for recreating the oatmeal that reminds me of chilly Fall mornings growing up. Add a teaspoon of brown sugar, a splash of milk and some berries and you’ve got yourself a delicious, nutritious breakfast. My family also loves to use Bob’s Red Mill Oats for oatmeal cookies. They also have an incredibly extensive selection when it comes to hot cereal options, including Brown Rice Farina, Millet Grits and Scottish Oatmeal. While other brands provide instant options and creative flavors, Bob’s Red Mill remains for me the tried & true brand that I can count on.
Great Additions to Hot Cereal
Try some of these add-ons to spice up your bowl and add some nutrients to your breakfast – berries, maple syrup, toasted nuts, coconut sugar, raisins, cinnamon, nut butters, vanilla, dried cranberries, chocolate chips, candied ginger, dried apricots, chopped walnuts, banana slices, shredded coconut, or a splash of milk, almond milk or orange juice!
What are some of your favorite gluten-free hot cereals?