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Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe

Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe

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 YIELD:10 servings

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

  • 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.

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