Uncle Sam Cereals

Original Wheat Berry Flakes, Skinner’s Raisin Bran
$3.89 to $4.99 per 10- to 13-ounce box

Reviewed by:
On October 21, 2011
Last modified:September 3, 2016


This boxed breakfast isn't for sugar cereal fans. It's pure, hearty, filling and packed with fiber and protein. Personally, I like the earthy taste, "clean slate" ingredients, and avoiding added sugars in the morning. So for me, and millions of Americans, who've been enjoying this cereal for 100+ years, it's a winner.

Over the years, the company behind Uncle Sam Cereals has changed hands numerous times. Most recently landing with the mega-corp, Post Foods.

Uncle Sam Cereals Review - dairy-free, nut-free, wholesome 100+ year tradition

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.

Uncle Sam Cereals Review - dairy-free, nut-free, wholesome 100+ year tradition

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.

Cinnamon Raisin 100% Whole Wheat Muffins RecipeTo 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.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, 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.


  1. Hello,

    I’ve been looking for the recipe for the peanut butter treats you have pictured made with Uncle Sam Cereal, but I can’t find it anywhere on your site. Can you please share it with us?
    Many thanks!

    • Hi Cathy, I didn’t actually make a recipe for those, I just threw them together. If there is something in a PB treat you are looking for (in terms of ingredients), let me know and I’ll try to get more of a recipe together very soon!

      • Hi Alisa,
        Thank you for your response.

        No, not looking for ingredient specifically, just wondering how you made them. Just mix the cereal and peanut butter? Or any other ingredients with it? Do you refrigerate to set, or leave at room temp? Just want to get it right !

        Thank you Alisa; I appreciate your time!

        • Hi Cathy, it was so long ago that I’m not sure! I believe they were made with the cereal, peanut butter, sweetener (don’t recall if I used honey, a little stevia, or a combo), and a little coconut oil to crisp. I did pack them into silicone muffin tins, chilled, popped out, and stored them in an airtight container in the refrigerator (that’s my protocol for that type of bar!)..

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