Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
- 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
- Place first 8 ingredients in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray. Stir in water, juice and syrup.
- Cook, covered, on low until thickened and cereal is tender, 6-7 hours. If desired, top with walnuts.
Nutrition Facts1 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.
Apr 28, 2019
I cut this recipe down and used canned apricots, no cranberries or dates. Delicious! I placed the cereal in the refrigerator for breakfast during the work week.
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.
Nov 13, 2012
This stuff tasted gross! :)
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.
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?
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.
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.
Sep 13, 2010
Can this recipe be reheated it makes a lot and there is only 2 of us.
Jan 21, 2010
Jan 21, 2010
This was a fair recipe!