Five-Grain Cereal with Apricots, Apples, and Bananas

Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Store this dry cereal in a zip-top plastic bag in the freezer to keep it fresh. To make the cereal a batch at a time, add 1/2 cup dry cereal mix to 1 1/2 cups boiling water for each serving.

Yield:

9 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 271
Caloriesfromfat 22 %
Fat 6.5 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 1.1 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 8 g
Carbohydrate 51 g
Fiber 8.9 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 205 mg
Calcium 38 mg

Ingredients

1/3 cup flaxseed
1 1/4 cups steel-cut (Irish) oats
2/3 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup dried apple, coarsely chopped
2/3 cup dried banana chips
1/2 cup cracked wheat
1/2 cup uncooked regular grits
1/2 cup oat bran
1/3 cup wheat bran
3/4 teaspoon salt
13 1/2 cups water

Preparation

Place flaxseed in a spice or coffee grinder; process until coarsely ground. Combine flaxseed, oats, and remaining ingredients except water in a large bowl, stirring well to combine.

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add cereal; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and cook 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Serve immediately.

Note:

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Lora Brody,

January 2003