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Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours

Makes

10 servings

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, Long Beach, Washington
Warm 'n' Fruity Breakfast Cereal Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Place first 8 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.
Editor’s Note: This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill 7-Grain Hot Cereal.

Nutrition 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.

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