Brachot For Cereals

BLESSING ON VARIOUS FOODS

Please replace HaShem and Elokeinu with the appropriate pronunciation:

On Bread:
Baruch Atah HaShem Elokeinu Melech Haolam HaMotzi Lechem Min HaAretz

On wine or grape juice:
Baruch Atah HaShem Elokeinu Melech Haolam Boray Pri HaGafen

On foods other than bread made from the five species of grain:
Baruch Atah HaShem Elokeinu Melech Haolam Boray Minay Mezonot

On foods that grow on trees:
Baruch Atah HaShem Elokeinu Melech Haolam Boray Pri HaEtz

On foods that grow from the ground:
Baruch Atah HaShem Elokeinu Melech Haolam Boray Pri HaAdama

On all other foods:
Baruch Atah HaShem Elokeinu Melech Haolam SheHakol Nihyah Bidvaro

Due to doubt and confusion as to the correct blessing on breakfast cereals the following are the blessings for such cereals as determined by Rabbi Moshe D Gutnick, Rabbinic Administrator of The Kashrut Authority.

Please note that the blessing for cereal and milk and indeed a cereal mix containing Mezonot flakes and fruit pieces is subject to a halachic controversy. Some opinions require that whenever a mezonot food is mixed with other foods only one blessing is to be made - Mezonot. Other opinions are of the view that as long as the foods are individually identifiable, a blessing should be made on each individual food.

Therefore on Sultana Bran and milk, according to the first opinion, only a mezonot needs to be made. According to the second opinion, a Mezonot needs to be made on the bran flakes, HaEtz on the sultanas and Shehakol on the milk. The Rabbinic Administrator recommends following the second view. (See Seder Birkat Hanehenin - Siddur HoRav, Chaya Adam, and Kitzur Shulchan Aruch who all follow this view)

All opinions would agree, that when for example, Weet-Bix are dissolved in milk and have formed a porridge, then the blessing is only Mezonot.
All Bran - Mezonot
All Bran Tropical - Mezonot on Bran, HaEtz on Sultanas, HaAdama on Pineapple
All Bran Wheat Flakes - Mezonot
All Bran Wheat Flakes Honey Almond - Mezonot on Bran, HaEtz on Almonds
Coco Pops - SheHakol
Coco Pops Coco Rocks - Mezonot
Cocoa Pops Chex - SheHakol
Corn Flakes - HaAdama
Corn Flakes with Whole Grain - Mezonot
Crispix - SheHakol
Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes - HaEtz on Peanuts, HaAdama on Cornflakes
Frosties - HaAdama
Guardian - Mezonot
Granola - Mezonot
Honey Weets - HaAdama
Just Right Tropical - Mezonot
Lite Bix - Mezonot
Mini Wheats 5 Grains - Mezonot
Nutrigrain - Mezonot
Puffed Wheat - HaAdama
Rice Bubbles - SheHakol
Special K - Mezonot
Special K Forest Berries - Mezonot on Cereal, HaEtz on Berries
Sultana Bran - Mezonot on Bran, HaEtz on Sultanas
Weet Bix - Mezonot
Weet Bix Hi-Bran - Mezonot
Weet Bix Multi-Grain -Mezonot