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.
2cupsDried Fruits dried fruits papaya pineapple banana coconut golden raisins- Use whatever you like or have. I had bags of tropical flavored with dried , , and . I also added some . Coarsely chop all the big pieces of fruit.
Sweetenerof 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.