7 High-Fiber Cereals that Actually Taste Good

By , SparkPeople Blogger
The high fiber cereals of years ago offered little taste for the nutritional benefit they provided. Today, that has changed and you can get a great tasting cereal that is also a good fiber source.

Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Not only does it aid in weight loss by helping you feel full and satisfied longer, it also helps reduce risks of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and aids in blood sugar control. Many people need more fiber in their diet and breakfast cereal provides a great option for maximizing your daily intake by getting the day started with a fiber rich meal.

Consumer Reports tested eighteen high-fiber cereals which each contained 25 to 50 percent of the recommended dietary guidelines for fiber (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Here are seven top tasting high fiber cereals that you may want to include in your breakfast meal planning to help you meet your daily fiber intake requirements.

  1. Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan – This cereal is sold at Kashi GoLean Crunchy Fiber Twigs, Soy Protein Grahams and Honey Puffs – This cereal is a top rated nutritional value for price cereal offering 10 grams of fiber in a serving size slightly larger than the Kirkland cereal at a slightly lower price of $.13/serving.
  2. Archer Farms High Fiber – This cereal is sold at Target and offers a sweet crunch with toasted grains and a cinnamon taste along with 10 grams of fiber/serving.
  3. Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! – Offering 7 grams of fiber/servings, this cereal provides a balance of sweet and crunch from tender raisins and cranberries along with nutty wheat flakes and clusters.
  4. Post Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Wheat 'n Bran – Offers 8 grams of fiber/serving in a nutty grain cereal with unsweetened toasted wheat.
  5. Great Value Raisin Bran – This cereal is sold at Walmart and great for those that like the plain raisin bran they have always known and loved.
  6. Barbara's Bakery Ultimate Organic – This cereal provides an organic option which rated well for nutrition and taste.

Have you tried any of the cereals and if you have, which one is your personal favorite? If you have not, will you give one of them a try now – why or why not?

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I love Fiber One, where's that, and Uncle Sam's? The Costco cereal looks great, and Kashi and Barbara's are always great-tasting healthy cereals.

I was disappointed that the article starts out quoting fiber and price per serving. Then it changes to just fiber per serving. The last couple entries do not list fiber or price per serving. Report
Tried the Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan and I really love it. Tried Fiber One years ago...on everything...salads included. I guess I went wild and ate beyond the recommended amount. Well, no need to tell you what happened, but I was one step away from calling laser md for relief. LOL! Report
THE BEST??? Trader Joe's High Fiber Cereal. 80 Calories, 5 Calories from fat. 9g of Dietery Fiber, 3g of Protein. PLUS... it only costs like $2.88 or less a box!!! I buy 6 boxes at a time so I always have it on hand and I keep one at work in case I need a snack. NO HFC's, NO Artificial Sweetners. I eat it without milk... just DELICIOUS! Report
The Fiber One cereals are great and I believe should be included here. All that I have tried taste great and are very good for you. I also typically add a sliced banana, as well to add some potassium. Report
Add me to the Fibre1 fan club. Love it with 1/2 cup blueberries. I've been enjoying it now for a year. Whoever wrote this list should definitely include it. Report
I agree with Sweetpea05. Fiber One's Honey Clusters is great and affords 13g. dietary fiber in 1 cup. some only afford you 1/2 c. but not this cereal.
The taste is like having dessert. I use 1t. cinnamon, 7-walnut halves and soy milk in mine. Yummy indeed. Report
Sorry not to see Fiber One listed. I really like their Honey Clusters and Caramel Delight!! Report
Why does this site have a vendetta against Fiber One? I swear, it's always left out of healthy cereal articles.

I have a bowl of Fiber One Honey Clusters every morning and switching to it was one of the best food decisions I've made! Report
I agree with Fibre One. I eat the original. It has 56% of you daily fibre requirements per serving and has NO ADDED SUGAR and no artifical sweetener. It is naturally sweet, made with graham flour. Report
I love the Kashi products. They really boost my fiber intake. But my favorite cereal is still Cheerios
I have Kashi Go-Lean Crunch! It has 8 grams of Fibre and it lasts me till lunch time! I love it! Report
My favorite on that list is the Post Mini Shredded Wheat. Off the list, I love Kashi Autumn Harvest. But usually I just make my own Craisin Bran with plain bran flakes plus Craisins. My husband does it too, and he puts pecans or other nuts in his (I currently can't do the nuts, but he says it rocks). Report
You missed Fiber One!!! They have a line of great tasting high-fiber cereals. I rarely reach my daily goal for fiber, but without high-fiber cereals, I wouldn't come even close. When I get the munchies, I try to reach for one of these cereals--it only takes a little to fill me up. Report
I love corn bran (quaker corn bran) low in calories and high in fiber always have with yogurt and fruit. Sometimes wil have cottage cheese instead of yogurt. Report
My favorite High Fiber cereal is the Ezekial line of cereals - they are great when made as a hot cereal as well! Report
I really like the Post Shredded Wheat and Bran cereal. I mix in 1/4 cup of blueberries and 1/2 of a med banana, it is filling and delicious. After having the wheat and bran I no longer like the regular shredded wheat, it just tastes to plain. I also like this cereal because it has no sodium and only 1 gram of sugar.
Recently, I bought Trader Joe's O's. They are high in fiber and protein and do not have soy ( soy tastes like yuck), which I am allergic to. It tastes okay, but a little bit on the sawdust side with all of the fiber. But still it is worth the benefits of getting in your fiber and protein. Report
Why Doesn't anyone mention Sodium content in some of those cereals? I never eat a full serving of Raisin bran or Cherrios. Especially since my husband needs to watch Sodium content. I'll combine 1/2 serving of a high Na cereal with Shredded Wheat or Kashi Go Lean. I'll sometimes mix 3 cereals together[1/2cup+ 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup]
to get high fiber. I try to get least 10 fiber in cereals + 1 Tbsp. of flaxseed Mill and 1/2 banana or other fruit in season. I mix Flaxseed Mill in the hot oatmeal along with raisins and cinnamon. I sprinkle a generous amt. of cinnamom in ALL cereals ;its good to stabilize Blood Sugar. Report
I like Kashi Good Friends but am not even sure if they make it anymore as I don't really look at the cereal aisle these days.

The sugar counts on a lot of the cereals mentioned in the blog are quite high.

A really good, old-fashioned low glycemic cereal is Uncle Sam's. Report
I like the Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest. It has 6 gr fibre and says 0 gr sugar. But in the ingredients it lists Evaporated Cane Juice. Does anyone know what that is?
The cereal isn't sweet but the cinnamon gives it good flavor. Report
I love Kashi 7 grain puffed cereal. One cup is only 70 calories. I usually add fresh blueberries and a tablespoon of chopped walnuts. Yummo! Report
I have tried the Kashi and the Post Shredded Wheat and Bran. Both are OK, good as high fiber cereals go but I usually mix them with something else for taste. Report
It is good to know that there are now better tasting cereals with higher fiber content. I love Raisin Bran. Glad to know it is on the list. Report
I loooooove Raisin Bran! Report
Like a few of the other posters I would have liked to see a comparison of the amount of fiber and the calorie content of a serving. For myself, I am almost exclusively hooked on Kellogg's All Bran Buds. 12 gms of fiber packed into a 1/3rd cup serving which gives only 70 calories.
Where is Uncle Sam cereal - good fiber and protein and VERY LITTLE sugar? Report
Sorry, usually love your articles, but I would have loved to see fiber, calories and cost per serving for each of these. Some had links, but that would take 20 minutes to find all that info. Author should have done all the research. Report
We're not huge cereal eaters, and I prefer not to shop at conventional stores - I would probably only try Barbara's or Kashi. Report
I LOVE FIBER ONE CEREAL!!! They have all kind of Fiber One products now too! Report
I did not see Fiber One on the list. I currently have 4 boxes of Shredded wheat 'n Bran in my cupboard - it was on sale. However, taste is subjective - one tastes good to one may not taste good to another. Report
Ok I am glad some buy plain old Cheerio's. I love Cheerio's just the original plain cereal. My ultimate fave (not high fiber) is Honey Bunches of Oats Almond, but alas too high in sugar and not high enough in fiber! I am pre-diabetic so trying to get a jump and the best! Report
i will definitely try the shredded wheat! Report
I prefer to go really frugal and get the store brand of Puffed Wheat or Puffed Rice and then add what I want in terms of dried/fresh fruit or nuts. Plus I know it'll be vegan. With the others, gotta watch for the whey, dried milk fat, etc. Report
I'm absolutely in love with Nestlé Fibre 1. Low calories (85), High Fiber (18g) and tastes wonderful. Much better than Corn Flakes or All Bran. Report
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! is my fave. Report
I tried Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra, and I thought it was very tasty. I may have to try a couple of the others, though, for variety. Report
I prefer to stick to plain old oatmeal or shredded wheat (both unflavored) Report
I like high fiber cereals; however, I am also concerned with the 5+ gram of sugar in the cereal. Should I worry about the amount of sugar in the cereal? Report
I have not tried these, but will. I have eaten the Fiber One's and Shredded Wheat but like the options. For the days I have more time...steel cut oats! Report
I use go lean or fiber one cereals because they are high in fiber. Report
My favorite cereal is Nature's Path - Optimum Blueberry and cinnamon. Great taste and high in fiber and protein, an ideal fast breaker, especially after my morning exercise. I also like the Kashi Go Lean Crunch with honey almond and flax. Report
I like the Kashi Go Lean Crunch with honey almond and flax (just like wildheartsease). It's sweet, but not sugary. I eat it with a banana on top and some 1% milk. It really does stick with you. And it's the perfect combination of protein, fiber, and carbs right after I work out! Report
I may give some of them a shot. :) Report
I have to say I'm really not much of a cereal eater either however the Kashi cereals are really good and they are high in fiber. I only know this b/c I went to the site and requested a free sample. Add that with some fat-free over the moon milk and you got yourself a healthy and delicious meal. Report
So nice to have more options available now days! Report
FIBER ONE!! thats the best of the best... it tastes great, it has very little calories, very little sugar and veryyyy high on fiber! i love it.... Report
I love the Costco Kirkland Spice Pecan cereal. I have been eating it for over a year. Not only is it good for you but it tastes great. Report
The Barbara's Bakery product is Ultima. It is the old Grainshop. I love and eat it all the time but it has recently been re-labeled for a 1 cup serving which is too much - I use 1/4 - 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup of Fiber One and it is very filling and high in fiber especially with some fruit. Report
I make my "Super Cereal" using 1/2 cup oat bran (180 cals. , 8grams fiber and 30 carbs), 1 T. ground flaxseed (30 cals, 2grams fiber and 2 carbs) add 1+ tsps of cinnamon, add 1 1/2 cups water and microwave for 3min. Total 210 cals , 10gms fiber and 32 carbs with negligible sodium and sugar. Report
l love the Kashi product,not too sweet and not tasteless its just great! Report
I recommend the Kashi cereals. I think they taste great. Don't need to add much splenda to them either. Report