Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal for On-the-Go or Pantry Stocking

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Already dazzled by their Whole Food Bars, I expected great things from Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal. Fortunately, this whole food company delivered one of the tastiest, most nutritionally innovative lines of oat-based products that I’ve seen in years.

Revolutionizing traditional oatmeal, Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal is a convenient, gluten-free and vegan blend of whole rolled oats, quinoa, and puffed amaranth that cooks up quickly and offers a pleasing consistency. It’s much like oatmeal – thick, hearty, and chewy – but with a little more tender, textural interest.

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Multi

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal for On-the-Go or Pantry Stocking

This product originally emerged in 2014 under the name Earnest Eats Hot and Fit Cereal. The company later renamed it to be Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal, and updated the flavor names, but the actual product remained the same. They also added Pantry Bags, so you can keep larger quantities of this oatmeal on hand.

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Pantry Bag

The flavors of Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal are pleasantly complex, but the ingredients are marvelously simplistic (just grains, nuts, seeds, fruits, and spices – no funny business) and the instructions couldn’t be easier (just add boiling water and exercise patience for 4 minutes).

Since this is updated from one of our older-style reviews, I have some of my own tasting notes below for the ones we sampled. But feel free to leave your own rating and review below once you’ve bought and tried this product.

Apple + Cinnamon + Flax

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Apple Cinnamon FlaxIngredients: gluten- free whole rolled oats, cane sugar, dried apples, raw sunflower seeds, chopped raw almonds, quinoa, puffed amaranth, raw flax seeds, raw pepitas, korintje cinnamon, sea salt. contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 220 calories, 7g fat, 38g carbs, 6g fiber, 10g sugars, 7g protein.*

Maple + Cinnamon

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Maple CinnamonIngredients: gluten-free whole rolled oats, light brown sugar, raw sunflower seeds, chopped raw almonds, raw pepitas, quinoa, puffed amaranth, raw flax seeds, cinnamon,natural maple extract, sea salt. contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 250 calories, 8g fat, 37g carbs, 5g fiber, 9g sugars, 8g protein.*

Blueberry + Chia

This is the company’s flagship flavor, and it’s their one nut-free variety. It’s also very, very sweet.

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Blueberry ChiaIngredients: superfood grains (gluten free oats, quinoa, puffed amaranth), dried cane syrup, dried blueberries (blueberries, cane sugar, sunflower oil), sunflower seeds, chia seeds, korintje cinnamon, sea salt, dried cane syrup.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 260 calories, 5g fat, 47g carbs, 6g fiber, 16g sugars, 7g protein.*

Cranberry + Almond + Flax

Formerly known as the American Blend, this hot cereal has big chunks of almonds and a modest amount of cranberries. It has a nice balanced flavor, but is still quite sweet.

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Cranberry Almond FlaxIngredients: superfood grains (whole rolled oats, quinoa, puffed amaranth), dried cane syrup, cranberries, almonds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, pepitas, sunflower oil, korintje cinnamon, sea salt. contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 280 calories, 8g fat, 45g carbs, 6g fiber, 13g sugars, 8g protein.*

Cocoa + Cashews + Pepitas

I’m not usually a fan of chocolate breakfast items, but this was more of a subtle cocoa experience with spicy cinnamon notes, pepitas, almonds and cashew chunks. The overall flavor was deep and alluring, and somehow rather comforting. Contrary to the other flavors, my taste buds wanted this bowl of hot grains to be a touch sweeter. It was formerly known as the Mayan Blend.

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Cocoa Cashew PepitaIngredients: superfood grains (whole rolled oats, quinoa, puffed amaranth), dried cane syrup, pepitas, sunflower seeds, cashew pieces, chopped almonds, flax seeds, unsweetened natural cocoa, korintje cinnamon, sea salt. contains: cashews, almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 290 calories, 9g fat, 43g carbs, 7g fiber, 10g sugars, 9g protein.*

Mango + Green Tea + Sesame (pictured below)

Formerly known as the Asia Blend, this variety has big chunks of almonds and mangoes, and tons of little crunchy seeds throughout. It happens to have the second lowest amount of total sugars in the lot, but is perfectly sweet, in my opinion. The overall vibe is mellow, earthy, and warming with subtle green tea hints.

Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal Reviews and Info - Vegan and Gluten-Free - comes in single-serve cups and multi-serve bags. Pictured: Green TeaIngredients: superfood grains (whole rolled oats, quinoa, puffed amaranth), dried cane syrup, chopped almonds, dried mango, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, matcha green tea, korintje cinnamon, sea salt. contains: almonds.*

Nutrition (per 1 cup): 280 calories, 8g fat, 45g carbs, 7g fiber, 12g sugars, 8g protein.*

More Allergen Notes

Please note that Earnest Eats also makes a newer line of Protein Oatmeal, which is not dairy-fee or vegan. At last check, the packaging design looked very different, so it wasn’t hard to tell them apart.

Earnest Eats Hot and Fit Cereal made with whole oats, quinoa, amaranth, seeds and nuts (dairy-free, wheat-free, vegan)

More Facts on Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal

Price: $2.83 per cup; $5.99 per 12.6-ounce bag

Availability: Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal is sold at major grocers across the U.S. It can also be purchased online. They have the Cups on Amazon and the Pantry Bags on Amazon.

Certifications: Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal is Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO Verified, andCertified Kosher Pareve.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Earnest Eats Superfood Oatmeal is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*

For More Product Information: Visit the Earnest Eats website at www.earnesteats.com.

*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy. 

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Great taste

5.0 rating
June 24, 2020

I’ve only tried the Blueberry, Chia, Cinnamon and loved it. The texture and taste was great. I hope the other flavors taste as good. My husband loved it as well.

ANTOINETTE BROOKS

Great ingredients, great taste, just a little sweet

4.0 rating
May 29, 2020

I love the simple ingredients, easy preparation, and overall taste of these hot cereals. They’re hearty, filling, and better than plain old oatmeal. The cranberry and blueberry varieties are too sweet for me, but the mango-green tea Asia Blend and cocoa Mayan Blend were true delights. I wish they would come out with some more lower sugar varieties.

Alisa Fleming

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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  1. I always find myself reaching for oatmeal cups like these at the airport! They also work great on the go when I’m really crunched for time and forget to make oats ahead of time.