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Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal

 Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal
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
10 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (calculated without walnuts) equals 185 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 120 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber,

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Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.