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Three-Grain Cereal with Sunflower Seeds and Fruit

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
Combine the dry ingredients and store them in a zip-top plastic bag in the freezer. Add 1/2 cup dry cereal mix to 1 1/2 cups boiling water for each serving. You can also microwave the cereal for 3 1/2 minutes on HIGH, stirring occasionally.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flaxseed
  • 1 1/2 cups steel-cut (Irish) oats
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried sweet cherries
  • 1/3 cup oat bran
  • 1/3 cup untoasted wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seed kernels
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 9 cups water

Nutrition Information

  • calories 327
  • caloriesfromfat 25 %
  • fat 9.1 g
  • satfat 1.1 g
  • monofat 2 g
  • polyfat 4.8 g
  • protein 11 g
  • carbohydrate 56 g
  • fiber 9.3 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 3.7 mg
  • sodium 300 mg
  • calcium 61 mg

How to Make It

  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.