The Best Protein Cereal Options

The best protein cereal options include Kashi GO Crunch, Kellogg’s Special K Protein, and Magic Spoon

By Rick Gonzales | Published

How many times have you finished breakfast and realized the hunger pangs were still there and, as impossible as it sounds after having just completed the morning meal, lunch was being planned in your mind and it couldn’t come fast enough? What it comes down to is not what one is having for breakfast but what exactly is in what is being eaten for breakfast. This is where protein cereal comes into play.

We are going to touch on what protein is and why it is an important way to include it in your morning routine, but first, we are going to offer our recommendations for the best protein cereals. Most cereals (yes, even the sugary ones) have some amount of protein in them. But the protein cereals that are serious about their protein will have between 10-22 grams of protein in each serving.


The following are some of the best protein cereals on the market. They can be found online, in grocery stores, and also in health food stores. These cereals are low-fat, low-carb (which also means low-sugar), and higher in fiber.

Kashi GO Crunch

PRICE$14.12 for a pack of 4 on Amazon.

The Kashi brand has been in the cereal business for a long time. Giving consumers more of what they need, Kashi has reformulated its breakfast selections to add more protein and fiber to its morning meals. Each serving now includes 9 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber, which also comes with almonds and flax intended to boost one’s level of omega-3 fatty acids. It has been shown that omega-3 fatty acids help reduce inflammation and the risk of heart attacks.

Kellogg’s Special K Protein

PRICE$32.43 for a pack of 4 on Amazon.

Special K has long been known to be a healthy cereal, but Kellogg’s went even further when they introduced Special K Protein cereal. Protein has been packed inside this cereal box as health-conscious eaters will be treated with 15 grams of protein per serving. If one uses skim milk with their serving, they can get up to 22 grams of protein with their breakfast.

Magic Spoon

protein cereal

PRICE$35.19 for a variety pack of 4 on Amazon.

If you are a fan of cereals like cocoa puffs or fruit loops, then Magic Spoon is the protein cereal of choice. Each cereal they offer is low in carbs but high in protein. Magic Spoon offers a ton of flavors that include peanut butter, cinnamon, blueberry, honey nut, cocoa, and frosted.

Post Premier Protein

protein cereal

PRICE$20.85 per 30 oz. box on Amazon.

Post’s Premier Protein was one of the very first high-protein cereals to hit the market. It is one of the highest protein cereals, offering 20 grams of protein per one-cup serving. Post offers their Premier Protein cereal in two flavors – chocolate almond and mixed berry almond.

Catalina Crunch

PRICE$31.49 for a 9 oz. pack of 4 on Amazon.

If one is looking for options and they fall under the Keto choices, then Catalina Crunch is a great option. It comes in four flavors – cinnamon toast, dark chocolate, chocolate peanut butter, and honey graham. Each half-cup cereal serving provides 11 grams of protein, but there is virtually no one who would be satisfied with half a cup of cereal. Double that and get 22 grams of protein.

Kind Cereal

protein cereal

PRICE$15.62 for 3 11 oz. bags on Amazon.

The first thing one needs to know about this protein cereal is that it is higher in sugar than many of the other high-protein brands with 10 grams of sugar per serving. But, with flavors like caramel almond and cinnamon almond, it also comes packed with 230 calories and 10 grams of protein per serving.


We have talked about getting protein cereal into one’s body but we have yet to talk about the protein a body already has in it. Protein can be found throughout the entire body – muscles, hair, skin – virtually any body part or tissue. There are an astounding 10,000+ different proteins within the body that power chemical reactions and carry the necessary oxygen in your blood to feed your body. This protein is what makes the body tick.

According to the National Academy of Medicine, it is recommended that adults grab seven grams of protein for every 20 pounds of body weight. For example, a 140-pound person would need to get 50 grams of protein per day. A 200-pound person would then need to digest around 70 grams of protein per day. Cereal is one great way to get some of that necessary protein.


We know there are many out there who prefer to take matters into their own hands and create a DIY protein cereal. These are actually very easy to put together with one simple recipe calling for only four ingredients. The following goes into the protein cereal recipe and it may turn into your go-to breakfast meal.

The four ingredients this recipe calls for are oat flour, protein powder, peanut butter, and maple syrup. With the addition of syrup, no sugar or wheat will be necessary. The recipe is high in fiber and protein and can be mixed and ready to eat in 10 minutes.

The process is simple – start by putting the oat flour and protein powder into a mixing bowl, and whisking until combined. In a separate bowl, put the peanut butter and syrup together and microwave them until melted.

Combine both wet and dry mixtures until it becomes a smooth dough. If the dough is too thick, add some water to loosen it a bit. Split the dough into two separate bowls and in one, add cocoa powder and mix it well.

After this is done, roll the dough into small, tiny balls of dough and place them on a baking tray. Bake the cereal for 10 minutes, removing them, and letting them completely cool. Toss them into a cereal bowl there you have it, your own homemade protein cereal.

There are a number of ways one can get protein into their body. But taking care of it all in one shot, via a breakfast cereal, can be a simple way of starting the day on the right foot. It doesn’t have to be complicated, grab a protein cereal and add milk.