Zesty’s Top 10 Cereal Toppings

by zesty on June 25, 2012 · 32 comments

Yes I know… cereal toppings (not that exciting but in actual fact you see them everywhere). People love putting things on top of their cereal whether it’s hot or cold.   I updated my list!!  I want to share some of my favorites and create a list in the comments section. Lets see if we can get to 100 different toppings and then create a super cereal.

For me, I have a wide variety of add ins for both hot and cold cereals.


I am a huge fan of fresh berries (of any kind, I am in love with nuts and raisins).  I also like to add seeds if I have them kicking around.  What I have been using often recently is dried fruit which is pretty fun as well.  Now for hot cereal I do love both brown sugar and peanut butter. Please note that I do not include MILK as one of my toppings.


Zesty’s Top 10 Cereal Toppings

  1. Strawberries
  2. Blueberries
  3. Almonds
  4. Bananas
  5. Peanut Almond Butter
  6. Brown Sugar
  7. Raisins
  8. Raspberries
  9. Flax Seed
  10. Chia seeds
  11. Butterscotch Chips

So there you have it!  I am excited to hear your favorite cereal toppings whether they are for hot or cold – I want to hear them all!  I hope you have a great day.   have to get my act together around here.  Took the whole weekend off….. cannot remember the last time I did that.  Lot of to dos.

Side note:  Booked a trip to NYC for Mrs. Zesty and I – in early July.  Somewhat jacked about that!  We will have a restaurant gathering post again before we leave.

Have a great Monday.

Take care


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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Shelby

Almonds, Carob Chips, Dark Chocolate, and Shredded Coconut are some favorites of mine!


2 Marisa (Trim The Fat)

Great list! Never thought of butterscotch chips!

My faves are strawberries, blueberries and dried apricots.


3 Jess (Fit Chick in the City)

Never thought about butterscotch chips, they sound so good!


4 Pearl

Dried, chopped fig.


5 Jess

What about almond butter? Yum! Especially the crunchy kind. I never would have thought about butterscotch chips – thanks for the idea!


6 Lizzy

chocolate of any sorts, dried fruit perhaps apricots, granola,


7 Kaytee

Raisins or blueberries on cold cereal, almond butter & fruit spread on hot cereal.


8 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

cold cereal, i have to do nuts and fresh fruit! usually strawberries…


9 Pam

On yogurt I like either some of my super easy way fantastic homemade granola or some grapenuts… On cold cereal I am all for berries (except blueberries). Adn on hot cereal. Brown sugar, maple syrup, and cream.

Now- just a quick suggestion for you… Nothing quite so tasty on waffles or pancakes as peanut butter and maple syrup (together). Must try it. It’s SO GOOD!


10 Runeatrepeat

I love cereal – and this is one of the few things on your site that I think I can make without stress :)

My fave toppings are:
- fruit
- nut butters
- granola
- trail mix
- more cereal


11 Pam

I love berries and Barney Butter…the best!

Have a great day, Zesty!


12 Gina

Oh I LOVE this topic!! I love cold cereal (but I also like oatmeal on occasion) with frozen blackberries as my topping. I like it when the milk stays cold as the blackberries cool down, it’s so refreshing and tasty!


13 brandi

great list!
any berries
trail mix


14 Lainie

Granola! I love to put granola on top of whatever cereal I’m eating…it adds the perfect amount of crunch and sweetness.


15 Meghann

Yuck I would not include milk as a topping either! Yogurt is so much better with cereal!!

I’m a big fan of Nuts, Shredded Coconut, Berries, Apple Sauce, Granola, Almond Butter and so many other varieties of things depending on the season. :)


16 Dana

I like adding apple butter onto hot cereal!


17 April

Chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, and sweet cacao nibs YUM!


18 Kristen @ Simply Savor

i love cereal so this post was awesome! i love adding frozen fruit (especially blueberries) to my cereal, and dried cranberry! i’ll have to try butterscotch chips now though :)


19 Abby

Not that exciting? I was super excited to see a cereal post, as I love my hot cereal. I’m boring with my choices for both hot and cold, but favorites are almond butter, cinnamon, bananas, fresh blueberries and strawberries, butter and odd as it may sound–raw corn on hot oatmeal. There’s a sweet, crunchy factor going on with that one.


20 Maria

MILK:) I love blueberries, bananas, raisins, cinnamon, and dried cranberries!


21 Jen @ MaplenCornbread

I love cereal with greek yogurt as a base, then cereal, sliced bananas, sliced dried figs and nut butter!


22 Kim

Love fruit on my cereal!

bananas, any berry, raisins, almonds, plums or peaches, peanut or almond butter, greek yogurt, flaxseed meal, dried apricots, coconut.


23 Megan (southerngracesblog)

My favorites are: any nut butter, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, apples (warm in oats), butterscotch chips, cinnamon, crumbled Larabar (on oats), and greek yogurt!


24 Alisa - Frugal Foodie

Favorites: cinnamon and blueberries.


25 Seth @ Boy Meets Food

Other cereal! No really, I almost never eat just one type of cereal at once. If I eat something on the plain side (bran or wheat whatevers), I usually try to put a little bit of something fun on top, like honey nut cheerios or something sweet.

As far as “regular” toppings go, I almost always use either 1/2 a banana, blueberries, strawberries, raisins, or a small handful of whatever baking “chips” I have on hand (chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, toffee).

Probably my favorite cereal topping though… Graham Crackers! If you don’t like them soggy, you have to eat it FAST though.


26 Caroline

My number one has to be wheat germ! I am all about crunch (although the nutrition boost doesn’t hurt either). Almond butter is another winner.


27 Sarah

On cold cereal, blueberries and/or bananas. On oatmeal, raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, ground flax seeds, dollop of Greek yogurt (but not necessarily all at once!). Or this a.m. I added a big tablespoonful of Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams to my oatmeal, stirred it up, and then topped the whole shebang with some original Fiber One. It was really sweet, but very very good!


28 Beth @ CrossBorderCravings

haha, i’m in DC too and it is TOO HOT for me!! enjoy the sunshine and don’t work too hard!


29 Katie

flaked coconut on hot cereal….yum.


30 Erin from long island

This will sound odd, but I like to dice watermelon up real small and add that to cold cereal (with milk), being sure to get all the liquid in the millk for optimum flavor and crunch! top it off with honey = ) I will put almost any fruit into my cereal

For hot cereal I like any fresh or dried fruit I can find, brown sugar or molasses, and some kind of seasoning. Sometimes its cardamom and rosewater, other times its cinnamon and vanilla, etc. I also add a bit of milk or cream most times


31 Marianne

Coconut is a favourite of mine, for sure. As well as most fruits, nut butters, and nuts themselves :D


32 rhodeygirl

slivered almonds. YUM.


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