Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe
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Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe

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Sleepyheads will love the heartiness of this nutritious cooked cereal with cinnamon. It's loaded with chopped fruit and nuts. Eat it with plain yogurt and sliced bananas or blueberries. —John Vale, Hardin, MT
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cups seven-grain cereal
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped dates
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Chopped walnuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup (calculated without walnuts): 185 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 1 fruit 1/2 fat


  1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 11 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low 6-7 hours or until cereal and fruit are tender. If desired, top with walnuts. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill 7-Grain Hot Cereal.
Originally published as Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p31

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"This turned out to be much soupier than what is shown in the picture. It may be that a different seven grain cereal or less liquid would work better. My family wasn't overly impressed with the flavor either."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"This stuff tasted gross! :)"

Reviewed Dec. 6, 2011

"I've done this using "oat groats" that I bought from my bulk food store. I use a slow cooker liner to make clean up easier. It's nice to wake up to an already cooked breakfast. We add a little water and re-heat leftovers in the microwave."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"This looks like it will be really good, but I'm wondering what others think about storing and/or reheating this. Anybody done this? Is it too soggy the second time around? If I get one of those mini-slow cookers would that work with cutting back the ingredients?"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"Seven grain, ten grain, they all will work. Found in the same place as the oatmeal. This is a favorite at our house. You could make it with all oatmeal. No processed cereal, puffs, flakes, buds, etc. will work. You need to find the right stuff to get the right result. We love it."

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