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)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • 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

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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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