Overnight Honey-Almond Multigrain Cereal

  • poocasile Posted: 01/08/10
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    Made exactly as written, very good breakfast. I think I will add a half of a banana after cooking next time I make this. I used a 5 cup bowl but after 4 minutes in the microwave (even after stirring at 3 mins) it boiled over. Next time I will stir every minute or so after 3 minutes.

  • Aschindewolf Posted: 01/27/10
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    This was definitely a filling, healthy dish. I had to microwave mine for nearly 10 minutes; so I think individual microwaves cause the cooking time to vary considerably. I'm not a huge fan of nutmeg, so I skipped that. I think this could even stand as two serving sizes.

  • EllenDeller Posted: 01/31/11
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    What an easy way to fix steel cut oats, which otherwise can be a bit time consuming in the morning. You can really use any sweetener, keep or eliminate the nuts, and add any fruit you feel like. The important part here is the method of soaking and cooking. I find this amount to be too much, though, and am happier with about half of it.

  • skspillman Posted: 01/04/10
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    Made this this morning for a hearty, cold-weather breakfast. It is delicious! I put the steel-cut oats in water in the fridge last night; I was out of barley, so I threw in a couple tablespoons of organic couscous just to add variety to the grain. This morning I sprinkled in the salt, microwaved for three minutes, stirred, and microwaved for another three minutes (actually it was probably 5 minutes 45 seconds total). Then I stirred in the honey and sprinkled on the nutmeg, cinnamon, and almonds. Warm and filling! I especially love the crunchiness of the almonds combined with the smooth cereal. I will be eating this a lot this winter!

  • Mleigh Posted: 02/18/10
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    I loathe oatmeal but I was inspired to try this recipe because I do really love barley. Turns out I do not loathe oatmeal; I only loathe the instant wallpaper-paste like variety. This was delicious! The first morning I tried it, this plus a banana kept me going until 1:00 p.m.

  • davidslori Posted: 07/10/10
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    My first time trying steel cut outs, and I loved the chewiness! My 11 year old son asked me to make this recipe again and he hates barley. I had to microwave it longer than recipe states, but I kept on adding 1 min here and there til I felt most of the liquid absorbed. Will add fig preserves next time instead of honey.

  • kelscooks Posted: 03/31/10
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    Excellent. I love oatmeal and this is a great variation. It's about to become my new favorite carry-to-work lunch!

  • 1Arizonalady Posted: 01/06/10
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    Loved this recipe. I also made a substitution for the barley & used 2 tablespoons of Bob's Red Mill 5 grain cereal with good results. This was very filling. Make sure you use the size bowl suggested for cooking as it really bubbles up a lot. Would definately make again.

  • Foley1 Posted: 01/18/10
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    It was harder registering to rate this recipe than it was to make it! Easy to make and wonderful to eat. The only substitution I made was using pecans--I like them better than almonds. Serving size is very filling.

  • mycatsuki Posted: 01/24/10
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    I made this as directed and my barley was still crunchy. Does anybody have a suggestion on how to still use the barley but get it to a softer texture?

  • alikazaam Posted: 03/24/10
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    I made this for my husband and I and it was a hit. The only problem was that I used wheat berries instead of barley, and they didn't completely soften overnight. I am going to try it again with the barley, and hopefully that will work better. However the flavor combinations were great, and it couldn't be easier.

  • Flippitti Posted: 02/27/10
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    I love steel-cut oats but the only time I've ever had barley was in soup. This was really good and quick. It made a lot more than I usually eat for breakfast and it was very filling. I also didn't care for the nuts. Next time I'm using raw sugar instead of honey and omitting the nuts, otherwise I would definitely have it again. I made this exactly as written.

  • crysmys Posted: 03/18/12
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    Delicious. A hit in our house, just as it is.

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