Natures Path Organic Cereals (Gluten-Free Varieties)

Crunchy Sunrise (Maple, Vanilla)
$4.49 per box

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On July 24, 2013
Last modified:September 15, 2014


This easy to find brand knows how to hit the mark with light cereals that are sweet and delicious. They still have a bit more added sugar than I prefer in the mornings, but are a very pleasant treat. Our resident sugar-bomb cereal teen voted "good, but different."

For years, a bowl of cereal doused with almond milk was my morning M.O. But eventually, I migrated to oatmeal when we moved to a cooler climate and smoothies when our cold bones decided to move south. Now, back in a dry but moderate climate (yes, I have trouble sitting still for very long), I’ve been craving cereal once again, and decided to revisit Natures Path Organic Cereal for a treat.

Natures Path Crunchy Sunrise Cereals - Maple and Vanilla

I say “for a treat” as I do my best to avoid any added sugars in the morning. That said, for the amazing sweetness in Natures Path Certified Gluten-Free Crunchy Sunrise Cereals, they are surprisingly moderate in total sugars (7 grams per serving – not low sugar, but relatively modest for a sweet breakfast cereal). And like most Natures Path Organic Cereal, the Crunchy Sunrise varieties are pretty light in calories with a smattering of protein and fiber.

Natures Path Organic Cereal - Crunchy Sunrise with Milk Alternative

Since I’m not good at leaving well-enough alone, I usually add a spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter to the cereal and then sprinkle it all with cinnamon. The Crunchy Sunrise Cereals were great this way, as the lightly sweet taste perfectly complimented nut butter with a hint of salt and cinnamon.

As for the varieties, Natures Path Crunchy Sunrise comes in Maple and Vanilla. Both were amazingly deep with flavor – there was no doubt which one was vanilla and which was maple. But aside from the slight ingredient variation, they are identical with a combination of crunchy flakes, crisps and puffs. I adored this textural range.

Natures Path Organic Cereal - Maple and Vanilla Crunchy Sunrise

Another plus about Natures Path Organic Cereal – it is very well-distributed. You can find many of their boxes in natural food stores throughout both the U.S. and Canada, and even in some conventional grocers. As usual, watch for sales and coupons!

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Natures Path Organic Cereal (select gluten-free varieties) is vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and tree nut-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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