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What Kind of Cereal Do You Have in Your Pantry?

Right this minute, tell all of us what cereals you have in your pantry. Feel free to share cereals you eat that aren’t in a box, too. The rule is it has to be in your house right now

I posed this question to my Facebook Navelgazing Midwife friends and these are the answers I got. (This is one of the best questions I’ve ever posed!) 

JF: Kashi Granola, Flaxseed/Omega-3 Flakes, and Trader Joe's Organic High-Fiber O's.  

HR: Only oats. I haven't purchased cereal in over a year! 

NM: Grape Nuts and plain oatmeal 

SSM: Whatever WIC allows us to buy. Right now, Krispy Rice, Life, Multigrain Cheerios and Shredded heat. (she adds) – (My husband) just alerted me to the fact that we do currently have a box of Coco Puffs courtesy of the food bank. I'm sacrificing myself and eating it so the children don't have to. A thankless job I tell ya. 

KG: Fruity Pebbles 

RNK: We get WIC so only 'healthy' stuff. Oatmeal, Multi Grain Cheerios, Special K, Shredded Wheat and non-WIC-approved that we have had for a couple months, Apple Looks or something. Oh and Kix. 

CR: Cookie Crisps and oatmeal 

EO: Corn Chex, Crispix, Strawberry Mini Wheats, Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Special K (and adds) Now that’s HONESTY, baby! 

DBH: Multigrain or regular Cheerios (can’t remember), Corn Flakes and Grape Nuts 

CG: Life, Honey Nut Cheerios, Crunchy Corn Bran 

KM: Honey Bunches of Oats – vanilla something 

MBM: Banana and Apple Cinnamon Cheerios, regular Captain Crunch, Raisin Bran and regular oatmeal 

SP: Special K, Protein Plus, Wheatabix, Muesli; hot cereals – oatmeal and Wheatena. (she adds) Most of the time my kids were growing up we had only oatmeal and Wheatena. No boxed cold cereal at all. I couldn't afford it. 

JM: Oatmeal. If you had asked this two weeks ago, I would have added Count Chocula - I buy one box a year, and we eat it for snack at night. 

MCR: Gluten-free ones and Irish oatmeal 

NS: oatmeal 

AK: Corn Pops, Raisin Bran Crunch, Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Frosted Mini Wheats, some gluten free stuff for hubby (crohn's disease), Special K Redberries and lots of oatmeal! We have lots of people to feed and everyone likes something different. 

ALDK: Fiber One, Corn Flakes, and some generic sweetened puffed rice cereal. 

LM: Trader Joe's High Fiber O's mixed with Honey Nut O's, Kashi Nuggets, homemade granola, oatmeal, whole wheat farina. 

LR: Regular Cheerios, Honey Nut Cheerios, Kix, Wheaties, Puffins and oatmeal. 

MN: My kitchen looks like Seinfeld's: Corn Pops, Corn Chex, Apple Jacks, Cheerios, Puffins, Shredded Spoonfuls, Malt-o-Meal (hot), whole oats, Rice Krispies, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Raisin Bran, Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Builders (she adds) I think we like cereal! 

AF: Cascadian Farms Multi Grain Squares and Cascadian Farms Cinnamon Squares or something like that... and some oatmeal, but not the good kind. 

KH: Oatmeal, Trader Joe's Rice Krispies, granola, gluten free stuff. Nothing HFCS or vivid colours. Ergh. 

LMS: We very rarely have boxed cereal... it is a special treat here. At the moment there isn't any. Although we have several pounds of oats. 

SE: Oatmeal (instant, regular, steel-cut, and Irish - I think we like oats), grits, Cheerios, Some kinda fruity-bunny stuff from Annie's that (my daughter) won't eat, and a rare box of Fruity Pebbles that I bought during PMS week. 

KP: If by "cereal" you mean "all grains": I have some spelt berries, popcorn (makes great cornmeal), quick-cooking oatmeal, and the longer-cooking oatmeal (that I mostly use in recipes, frequently ground). (she adds) But you were talking breakfast cereal in boxes. My whole family loves cereal, but I don't think it particularly healthy (even the non-sugary and/or "healthy" kind), so I try not to get it on a regular basis, and don't have any in my house right now.

JG: Fruity pebbles, and 4 different types of Kashi. Of which, I eat none of the cereals. Honest. (I get sick when I eat cereal as a post op gastric bypass chicky.) She adds: I didn't count the oatmeal as a cereal - I thought you were referring to boxed cereals! Of course, we have rolled oats (make our own oatmeal with it), and instant packs of cream of wheat. C of W is the BOMB!!!

In my pantry: Oatmeal (hands down, the winner in all categories mentioned above)... steel cut always... love the Irish ones and think we might have one can of them.

- Grits, NOT instant... I'm a good Southern gal.

- All-Bran (for me... pretty gross and has HFCS, looking for an alternative)

- Some other icky bran cereal with HFCS (also for me)

- Crunchy Corn Bran - Sarah's gross cereal. She loves corn cereals.

- Frosted Flakes - a rare treat for my niece (if I got a hold of them they'd be gone in 2 hours)

- Corn Flakes (when I thought I had to do the Kidney Disease diet, I had to eat the white crap... now I'm back to eating Diabetic High Fiber. Oh, oh so yummy.) (I add) I feel naked without Cheerios! Next to oatmeal, Cheerios and their "natural" counterparts are in most pantries already reporting. Cheerios were a total staple during the kids growing up years. And Life... they loved Life.

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Reader Comments (17)

Currently in our cereal cupboard: home-made granola, Vector, and some Trader Joe's "Gorilla Cereal" as my two year old calls it because of the picture on the box (it's an organic version of corn pops, kind of sketchy in the nutrition department, but yummy dry as a little snack treat) Cereal has been lasting a long time in our house, we mostly eat oat meal or eggs for breakfast because when I'm nursing, I wake up STARVING and want something hot, delicious and substantial for breakfast.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermamavee

Cascadian Farms Vanilla granola. Thats it! We eat more eggs than cereal.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

SSM: Gotcha. ;)

November 11, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Homemade granola (varies depending on what I have in the house, but this batch has oats, ground flaxseed, chopped almonds, coconut, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, & oil).

Mostly eaten box of Cheerios. We occasionally have some boxed cereals, but more as treats than as staples. No sugar bomb stuff around here (except when my husband buys wheat puffs for himself...yuck!)

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRixa

Cheerios, instant oatmeal, quick oatmeal, steel cut oatmeal, shredded mini wheats, cream of wheat, coco cream of wheat, and granola.

I almost always have Quaker Oat Squares on hand too, but it's the one cereal all four of us LOVE so I'm out right now.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRayne

Cheerios, Barbara's Honey Rice Puffins, and some organic instant oatmeal.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commentericedancer

Hmm... Cheerios, the dregs of a bag of Sugar Puffs, and a mostly eaten bag of discount-fake Fruit Loops. Oh, and oatmeal.

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDiana

Red quinoa I made a big pot of and mixed with coconut oil, raw honey and cinnamon. I used to love a good whole-grain boxed cereal, but I don't eat them since going GF, and most GF prepared cereals aren't tasty, so I don't bother anymore. I DO love GRITS!!!!

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterVickii

Generic cheereos ultra large box and an ultra large box of plain corn flakes via my step mom who buys us cereal when she finds it for bargain prices (less than $1.00 a box). Honey Smacks, Grape Nuts, Oatmeal, and some Kix. We also have that boring baby cereal oatmeal that I add to fruit or avacado with peas for my baby (my precious girl is now 8 months...she's my healing birth baby...had my CNM for her birth).

November 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDawn

oatmeal and a little bit of müsli. we don't buy a lot of boxed cereals, or have much access to them here in northern germany. but oh-my-gosh do i want some cheerios now!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Oatmeal and Cocoa Pebbles (they are gluten free and don't rip my mouth up unlike the "gluten free" marketed cereals one can find, so for a quick breakfast they are perfect plus Consumer Reports lists them as acceptable/middling so don't judge - they are not terribly bad for you).

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEthel

I recently learned how to make my own cereal (pretty much like granola!), and it is super yummy. I don't buy cereal any more. Mine has soaked whole wheat flour, yogurt, soaked almond flour, honey, coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersara

Ethel: Part of why I did this was to show that birthy people don't necessarily abstain from goodie snacks/cereals/foods ("goodie" meaning what many would feel are natural-taboo). I promise, there is ZERO judgment about your Cocoa Pebbles. ;)

Sara: RECIPE! Please. :)

November 12, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

Oatmeal and amaranth!

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterA

@navelgazing midwife- I can't take credit for it, although since I don't use recipes well (I like to improvise), what I made isn't exactly the same as the link I'll post. I added the almond flour to mine along with whole wheat flour!


it is really good! The dehydration takes a while, but goes faster in a toaster oven. I do it at work while I'm on my computer, lol.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentersara

Only oats, and plenty of it.

November 12, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermonika

hhhmmm, there's a VERY old box of some off brand frosted mini wheats, a box of frosted spooners (another off brand of mini wheats), a couple bags of oatmeal squares (was on sale, don't think I'll buy that again), possibly an almost empty bag of Cascadian Farms Fruitful Os, quick cooking oats, and possibly some random bags of instant oatmeal and grits. There also *may* be some cream of wheat, lol. Our pantry is really a tall and deep cabinet, so I rarely get to the back to clear out the old stuff.

November 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

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