Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried Fruit

Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried FruitRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
This mixture of barley and oats with nuts and raisins will keep you going all morning. Walnuts provide omega-3 fatty acids, but pecans also work nicely in this high-fiber cereal. Serve with yogurt or milk, and top with fresh fruit.


24 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 185
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 5.8 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.7 g
Polyfat 2.8 g
Protein 4.5 g
Carbohydrate 31.3 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.6 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Calcium 24 mg


1/2 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup honey
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract
4 1/2 cups regular oats
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup wheat germ
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cooking spray
1 (7-ounce) package dried mixed fruit, chopped (such as Sun-Maid brand)


Preheat oven to 325°.

Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

Combine oats, barley, walnuts, wheat germ, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add syrup mixture; stir well to coat. Spread oat mixture evenly onto a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Stir in dried fruit. Cool completely.

Note: Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


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