Cook's Hideout: Five Grain Cereal with Dried Fruit

May 24, 2012

Five Grain Cereal with Dried Fruit

For Day 2 of BM# 16 I made this healthy and delicious 5-grain cereal with dried fruits. We just came back from our vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida and I can't seem to forget the oats that I ate for breakfast in the resort for almost everyday. It was just simple cooked oats and they would add your favorite toppings on it -- either fresh berries/ dried fruits/ nuts etc. It was very filling and would keep me going until afternoon.

So when we got back I wanted to make something similar but more hearty and healthy. I found the recipe for this 5-grain cereal in "Cooking Light - Way to Cook Vegetarian" cookbook. Recipe makes about 10-12 servings, I made me a whole batch and stored it in an air tight container in the fridge, this way I can make my bowl of cereal whenever I feel like it.

Steel Cut Oats - 1¼cups
Cracked Wheat - ½cup
Regular Grits - ½cup
Oat bran - ½cup
Wheat bran - 1/3 cup
Flax seed - 1/3 cup
Salt - ¾tsp
Dried Fruits - total of 2 cups. Use whatever you like or have. I had a bag of tropical flavored dried fruits with dried papaya, pineapple, banana and coconut. I also added some golden raisins. Coarsely chop all the big pieces of fruit.
Sweetener of Choice - as per taste (optional)  (I use agave nectar or maple syrup to sweeten my cereal)

  • Combine all the ingredients and store in an air tight container in the fridge and use as needed.
  • To make the Cereal: For each serving, add ½ cup dry cereal mix to 1½ cups of water. Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan. Add cereal; cover, reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Uncover and cook for 2 minutes or until thick, stir constantly. Stir in the sweetener (if using) and  serve immediately.
Let’s check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked up for Day 2 of BM# 16.



  1. Love, love oatmeal-Having berries on top with a little cream is just heavenly.


  2. Beautiful picture get us hungry with those pictures really!..

  3. yum! that looks delicious! it makes me want to indulge in a hot breakfast! thanks for sharing!

  4. multi-grain cereal looks awesome. Love to kick start the day with such an awesome breakfast. Nice one.Jayanthi(

  5. Wat a healthy and super filling breakfast,well done.

  6. such a delicious n nutritious recipe...sounds yummy too...nice clicks!!
    Spicy Treats

  7. healthy and wonderful breakfast! yummy one!

  8. Great breakfast idea! I would love to have this kind of breakfast everyday!! I gotto get my hands on steel cut oats!!

  9. Oh, this is a must try. I have bookmarked it already!

  10. That's healthy and wholesome breakfast.


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