top 5 keto cereal brands, taste tested and rated

top 5 keto cereal brands, taste tested and rated

keto breakfast, meet your inner child.

These keto cereals with a splash of Picnik Creamer help you start your day satiated, energized, and with your sweet tooth in check.

Welcome to the Keto Cereal Thunderdome: 5 brands, 12 different flavors. We've gathered our favorite Keto cereals just in time for back to school season, so you can join the kiddos at the breakfast bar with a delicious bowl of sweet crunchy goodness– without throwing off your macros.

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Even though we’re not kids anymore, adults still need every bit of energy to start our day. Any one of these nutrient-dense keto cereals combined with the MCT oil and protein in our Picnik Creamer lineup is a literal power couple. With a rich texture and delicate flavor, Picnik Creamer is an amazing replacement for milk in your favorite recipes - and in all 12 bowls of keto cereal we've taste tested for you. Pro tip: cut down on waste by pouring your leftover cereal creamer into your morning cup of coffee. Yum

Traditional breakfast, often so heavy in carbs and sugar, is one of the hardest meals to manage on the keto diet. At Picnik, we know you want a legit breakfast: with real protein, real ingredients, and real flavor. Look no further!


Picnik Prize: Best Childhood Dupe!

Serving size: 28 grams
Calories: 110
Sugars: 0g
Net carbs: 3g
Flavors: Fruity, Frosted, Blueberry, Cocoa

Magic Spoon is an apt name for this miraculously crispy low-carb alternative to your old childhood favorites. With funky fonts, eye-catching art and technicolor gradients, Magic Spoon has fully embraced its childhood roots, and in the process acquired near mythic trendiness and a passionate cult following. We're here to tell you: the hype is real.

Magic Spoon has a light texture that soaks up Picnik Creamer without turning mushy, so it's safe to say we're obsessed. The Fruity flavor is delightfully airy with a sweet, citrusy aroma that mimics Fruit Loops almost too well (we're suspicious of actual magic at play here). Frosted is very vanilla-forward, but deliciously simple. Blueberry is similarly mild, with a mellow fruitiness that lets the texture take the spotlight.  All told, the satisfying crispiness and flavor of Magic Spoon does not match up with the no-nonsense nutritional label. Color us big fans.


 Picnik Prize: Best Macros!

Serving size: 26 grams
Calories: 90
Net carbs: 5g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 10g 
Vegan Friendly! (except for Honey Graham) 
Flavors: Cinnamon Toast, Maple Waffle, Mint Chocolate
"Crunch" is an understatement. Catalina Crunch's signature dense texture means this is certainly the crunchiest– and most filling– cereal in our lineup. While we had to overshoot other brands' serving sizes in order to reach our preferred cereal bowl size, 26 grams of Catalina Crunch is enough to keep you full throughout the morning and into lunch. Its whopping 9 grams of plant-based fiber per serving is the real deal!
Catalina Crunch is not so interested in mimicking the sugariness of mainstream cereal. With its barely-there sweetness, the Cinnamon Toast and Maple Waffle varieties could easily become a breakfast staple due to their adaptable flavor. Whether served alongside greek yogurt, with a handful of berries, or mixed with an iced latte (yes, we went there), Catalina Crunch is an amazing everyday keto breakfast. 


Picnik Prize: Best flavors! (Cocoa + Cinnamon)

Serving Size: 28 grams
Calories: 90
Net carbs: 0g
Sugars: <1 g
Protein: 10g
Flavors: Frosted, Fruity, Cocoa, Cinnamon

Rice Crispies fans, this one's for you. Puffed rice cereal is hard to replicate without carbs, grains, or gluten, but High Key has unlocked the secret (you see what we did there?) to a sweet treat that tastes as good by itself as it does coating a scoop of keto ice cream.  The small surface area of the crisps mean you get a lot of frosted coating and maximum sweetness, especially apparent in the Frosted flavor. Eating Fruity High Key tastes like digging into a bowl of Nerds or Sweet Tarts: candy-like in both sweetness and flavor. While all varieties are delightful in unique ways, spicy-sweet Cinnamon was the standout– perhaps because of the way it makes the Picnik Creamer at the bottom of the bowl taste like delicious cold horchata. Cocoa smells and tastes like real cacao (the good stuff) and the flavor profile is rich and lightly bitter like dark chocolate. If you've ever wondered what Picnik Chocolate Creamer tastes like, have a bowl of Cocoa High Key. We might be on to something here.


Picnik Prize: Most convenient! 

Serving size: 22 grams
Calories: 100
Net carbs: 1g
Sugars: 0g
Protein: 16g
Flavors: Peanut Butter and Cocoa

Cereal School is innovating the way you buy and store cereal: no big boxes, no fumbling with plastic clips, and no more half-rolling up the cereal bag and hoping for the best (who hasn't eaten many stale cereal bowls because of this storage issue!?). Single-serving cereal pouches means we can pack keto cereal in purses, overnight bags, suitcases, and backpacks from here on out. Buried by dishes while in quarantine? Pour Picnik Creamer straight into your Cereal School pouch and enjoy low-carb cereal using nothing but a spoon. 

Both the Peanut Butter and Cocoa flavors of Cereal School have a very fibrous texture, with a satisfying chewiness. If you're a diehard Reece's Puffs fan, mixing the two created the perfect copycat without the staggering sugar content. Peanut Butter has a slight saltiness that makes this cereal flavor complex and addicting– the only downside? One bag just isn't enough!


Picnik Prize: Most crave-able! 

Serving size: 28 grams
Calories: 150
Net carbs: 6g
Sugars: 5g
Protein: 4g 
Flavors: Coconut Cashew

While each keto cereal brand seems to have carved out a niche for itself through its signature cereal shape, Wildway's versatile soft granola comes in many sizes and textures. With walnuts, coconut shreds, cashews, pecans, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and dates for sweetness, the Coconut Cashew variety is a satiating and convenient way to incorporate fiber into your keto breakfast. Though the macros of Wildway granola are not as hardcore keto as the rest of our lineup, we have to shout out the pure deliciousness of this soft and chewy granola. A little goes a long way in terms of flavor and texture, so we like it sprinkled on top of keto yogurt, smoothies, baked goods, or even encrusting a filet of chicken or fish.


Whether you're looking to fill that cereal-shaped hole in your keto lifestyle or just need a late night treat that doesn't make up half your daily sugar intake, any of these keto cereals paired with Picnik Creamer is a match made in macro heaven. 

Check out our creamers  here and let us know your favorite pair @picnikshop!