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.

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 woul...

Five Grain Cereal with Dried Fruit

Summary

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  • Coursebreakfast
  • Cuisineamerican
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time30 minutesPT0H30M

Ingredients

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 - Use whatever you like or have. I had bags 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.
2 cups
Sweetener of Choice - as per taste (optional)  (I use agave nectar or maple syrup to sweeten my cereal)

Steps

  1. Combine all the ingredients and store in an air tight container in the fridge and use as needed.
  2. 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.
  3. Uncover and cook for 2 minutes or until thick, stir constantly. Stir in the sweetener (if using) and  serve immediately.
Five Grain Cereal with Dried Fruit

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Five Grain Cereal with Dried Fruit
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