Give breakfast time a fitness boost with our pick of the best protein cereal brands, which contain a higher amount of protein than your regular supermarket picks…

You might be a connoisseur when it comes to protein bars, but are you clued up on the best protein cereals? Breakfast cereals have long had a bad rep – most are far from being the breakfast of champions. Traditional brands tend to be carb-heavy, contain high amounts of sugar and offer only a small protein pay-off.

Oats – topped with banana and a dollop of peanut butter – have become the functional athlete’s favourite. But since 81% of Brits still want cereal for breakfast, more cereal brands are producing special ‘protein’ options to knock the oat from its throne.

Some of these breakfast cereal options offer a higher protein content than even chicken breasts, and all keep sugar content to a minimum. We’ve rounded up the best protein cereal options available on the market to help you get more out of the most important meal of the day…

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Best protein cereal brands UK

  1. Surreal (£24 for 4 x 240g boxes)
  2. ELEAT Chocolate Triumph (£26 for 4 x 250g pouches)
  3. Myprotein Protein Granola (£14.99 for 750g pack)
  4. Weetabix Protein (£3.50 for 24-pack)
  5. Grandma Crunch (£19 for 4 x 248g boxes)

Keep reading for our full reviews.

Surreal: Best Protein Cereal

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£24 (4 x 240g boxes) /

Taste: 4.5/5
Protein: 4.5/5   
Texture: 5/5
OVERALL: 4.5/5

Surreal’s bright packaging catches the eye, and what’s inside the box is every bit as appealing. Its creators sell it as ‘the cereal you loved growing up, made nutritionally relevant to the adult you’ve become.’

And based on its nutritional merits, it lives up to the billing. With 42g of protein in every 100g, Surreal has the second-highest protein content of all the cereals we tried, and the O-shaped pieces have a nice crunch and flavour to them. The best of the protein cereals we tried.

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Best protein cereal brands UK: ELEAT chocolate cereal in bowl, with packaging in background

ELEAT Chocolate Triumph


£26 (4 x 250g pouches) /

Taste: 3/5
Protein: 4/5   
Texture: 4.5/5

If you enjoy your post-workout protein shake, and you like a bowl of cereal, then vegan-friendly ELEAT is going to be right up your street. It tastes exactly as you might imagine cereal infused with protein would – with a good amount of crunch preceding a distinct soy aftertaste. That’s obviously good news if you’re a fan of both, but if you’d like the protein content of your cereals to be a happy coincidence, you might struggle with the flavour being so front and centre.
That said, taste is subjective, and hopefully one of ELEAT’s four flavours (Chocolate Triumph, Cinnamon Sensation, Strawberry Blitz and Vanilla Flavour) will whet your appetite.
What can’t be disputed is the nutritional profile. Each serving contains a hearty 12.5g dose of soy and sunflower protein, 10g of fibre and even 7g of gut-friendly probiotics. And continuing the eco-conscious credentials, the cereals are available in two fully recyclable packages: 250g resealable pouches and 50g single-serve packs.

A tub of Myprotein granola

Myprotein Protein Granola


£14.99 (750g pack) /

Taste: 4/5
Texture: 5/5

Cereal purists may argue granola shouldn’t make the list, but we’re happy to face their wrath if it means featuring this impressive protein-packed option.

Myprotein’s chocolate caramel flavour granola is perhaps a little too sweet for breakfast – but with 37g protein per 100g we think we can forgive them.

Weetabix Protein: Best Protein Cereal

Weetabix Protein


£3.50 (24-pack) /

Taste: 4/5
Protein: 3.5/5   
Texture: 3.5/5
OVERALL: 3.5/5

A perfect example of a household brand’s successful attempt to create a more balanced breakfast option, these loaded Weetabix provide 19g of protein per 100g.

Like regular Weetabix, their taste all depends on what you decide to put on top – we threw on sliced banana and a drizzle of honey. A great option when it comes to the best high protein cereals.

Grandma Crunch: Best Protein Cereal

Grandma Crunch


£19 (4 x 248g boxes) /

Taste: 3/5
Protein: 5/5   
Texture: 3/5
OVERALL: 3.5/5

High-protein, low-carb and plant-based, Grandma Crunch tastes OK and the namesake crunch is evident, but the numbers are the really impressive factors.

Per serving there’s 15g protein, just 111kcals and a mere 0.4g sugar. Plus there are six flavours to choose from – including tutti frutti, coconut and caramel.

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