Over the years, the company behind Uncle Sam Cereals has changed hands numerous times. Most recently landing with the mega-corp, Post Foods.
Fortunately, the product itself hasn’t changed. In fact, even the packaging looks eerily similar, with just tweaks over its nearly 110 year history. They did add some new flavors, but those were soon forgotten. What remains in the product line is the Original and Skinner’s Raisin Bran, another fiber-rich tradition.
I haven’t tried Skinner’s, but I adore the earthiness of the Original Uncle Sam Cereal. This truly is a whole food cereal with just four ingredients! Whole wheat kernels are basically pressure cooked, flattened, and baked to a crisp. Whole flaxseeds, a touch of salt, and just a few drops of barley malt are added (each serving contains less than 1 gram of sugar). The result is a hearty cereal that offers a whopping 10 grams of fiber and 9 grams of protein per 3/4 cup.
Since it isn’t meant to be sweet, my favorite way to enjoy the Original version of Uncle Sam Cereals is with unsweetened almond or coconut milk beverage, diced bananas, and a generous sprinkling of cinnamon.
This is easily my new favorite go-to cereal, and it works great in quick recipes! I’ve used it to whip up quick, crispy and nutritious peanut butter treats, and these 100% Whole Wheat Cinnamon Raisin Muffins.
To note, I have been told that all of the Uncle Sam Cereals are dairy-free, and in fact made in a dairy-free and peanut-free facility. However, this was prior to the Post buyout. Contact the company directly to verify if this is a concern for you.
Facts on Uncle Sam Cereals
Certifications: Uncle Sam Cereals are Certified Kosher Pareve and Non-GMO Verified.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Uncle Sam Cereals are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement to confirm. Also, 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 or product.
For More Product Information: Visit the Uncle Sam Cereal website at www.unclesamcereal.com.