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Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried Fruit

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 24 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup)
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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°.

  2. Combine first 4 ingredients, stirring with a whisk.

  3. 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.

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

Cook's Notes

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