Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe
- 2 cups seven-grain hot cereal
- 1 medium apple, peeled and chopped
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 cups water
- 1 cup unsweetened apple juice
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Chopped walnuts, optional
- 1. Place first eight ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Stir in water, juice and syrup.
- 2. Cook, covered, on low until thickened and cereal is tender, 6-7 hours. If desired, top with walnuts. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill 7-Grain Hot Cereal.
1 cup: 185 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 120mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal
"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."
"This stuff tasted gross! :)"
"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?"
"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."
"Yuck! My oatmeal was mushy but that could have been because I could only find regular oatmeal not the 7 grain. Anyone know where to find it or what brand to look for? I might try it again if I had the right ingredients."
"Can this recipe be reheated it makes a lot and there is only 2 of us."
"This was a fair recipe!"
"I just rated this cereal with 2 stars; however my review shows 5. The recipe was DEFINITELY NOT a 5."
"This cereal sounded yummy, but it wasn't. After cooking over night, the mixture had stuck and burned on the bottom. Taste was just ok! I will return to my steel cut oats with walnuts and fresh fruit; or vanilla, cinnamon, and dried blueberries."
"No 7-grain cereal here. Had a choice of 5-grain or 10-grain. After reading previous reviews, bought the 10-grain 'cause it was "ground".How do you store/reheat?? I don't want to cut back on the ingredients, but it's just me here."
"I also substituted steel cut oats and it was delicious! Either way it is great. Put it in the crockpot with a liner before I went to bed - hot cereal waiting on a cold morning! It will be a winter staple around here!"
"I'm sorry but my family will not eat this. We do not do cereal for breakfast, as we are not a cereal family, and this recipe uses way too much cereal for us."
"In Canada, the cereal is called "Red River" cereal. I've also made a similar recipe with Old Fashioned Oats in my rice cooker. One "cup" oats & one "cup" water + all the fruit."
"The "cereal" is ground whole grains, i.e., wheat berries, barley, quinoa, flax, oats (or any other number of grains) that have been ground to about the same texture/consistency as ground coffee. Bob's Red Mill is one brand that has a 7 grain cereal. Again, you are looking for grains that have simply been ground, not made into any other type of flake, puff, or other boxed breakfast cereal."
"melshy19 - 7 grain cereal is the actual grains. you can usually find it in the hot cereal or health food sections of the grocery store or at the health food store."
"Okay I'm throughly confused on what constitutes "Cereal". I used 7 grain puffs from Kashi and it did not absorb the liquid and was runny....is the cereal flakes, oatmeal? I would love to make this but am stumped on what is the "cereal" here.Can someone shed some light for me?"
"I am excited to try this recipe!"