KANSAS CITY — Cold cereal has been losing steam in the breakfast category, so food manufacturers are turning up the temperature by introducing new hot cereals.
Bob’s Red Mill is heating up its offerings with two new mueslis, which may be eaten hot or cold: Gluten-Free Tropical Muesli, and Fruit & Seed Muesli. The gluten-free variety combines lightly toasted gluten-free rolled oats with quinoa crisps, nuts, seeds and morsels of mango and coconut. The fruit and seed muesli offers a blend of seven grains with raisins, blueberries, cranberries, cherries, almonds, pumpkin seeds, coconut flake, hemp seeds, chia seeds and flax.
Bakery on Main is introducing its own twist on hot cereal by subtracting the oats and adding ancient grains. The company’s new Organic Creamy Hot Breakfast is available in Amaranth Multigrain and Quinoa Multigrain varieties and is oat-free, gluten-free, Non-GMO Project verified and OU kosher. The unsweetened hot cereal contains no sodium, cholesterol, saturated fat, trans fat, dairy, casein, wheat or gluten.
Hot cereals are the stars of Homestat Farm’s new products. The company’s new Maypo Instant Maple Flavored Oatmeal features baked maple chips and is cholesterol free, Non-GMO Project verified and certified kosher pareve. HomeStat’s new Steel Cut Oats & Chia features organic steel cut oats, flax, rye flakes and chia seeds. The USDA Organic certified and kosher cereal contains no additives, flavors, colorings, cholesterol, lactose, added sugars, salt or trans fat.Click for a slideshow of new products.