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 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

Nutritional Facts

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.


  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.
Originally published as Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal in Taste of Home February/March 2008 , p31

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MechEng_Bryan User ID: 7128178 171893
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."

watermelonmuffin User ID: 6735434 84767
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2012

"This stuff tasted gross! :)"

mjounan User ID: 5799644 102852
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."

honeysucklerose User ID: 4098761 209660
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?"

thaicooker User ID: 2076897 102942
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."

Jwright1350 User ID: 5805718 160096
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"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."

jeepyj User ID: 5178141 100142
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2010

"Can this recipe be reheated it makes a lot and there is only 2 of us."

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 85459
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"Yum again!"

annalisa_harmon User ID: 4521665 100141
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

"This was a fair recipe!"

lhughes User ID: 159847 172179
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2009

"I just rated this cereal with 2 stars; however my review shows 5. The recipe was DEFINITELY NOT a 5."

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