I was never a fan of oatmeal so I tried this version. Excellent. The texture is more hearty than gooey. I would not add the dried fruit next time and instead add it after cooking. The toppings are what make this "oatmeal" truly enjoyable. (milk, brown sugar, crasins, etc..) A fabulous twist to the traditional oatmeal texture and great way to diversify your grains.
Five-Grain Cereal with Apricots, Apples, and Bananas
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.
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- Calories: 271
- Calories from fat: 22%
- Fat: 6.5g
- Saturated fat: 2.5g
- Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
- Protein: 8g
- Carbohydrate: 51g
- Fiber: 8.9g
- Cholesterol: 0.0mg
- Iron: 3.2mg
- Sodium: 205mg
- Calcium: 38mg
- 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
- 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.
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