1 c Regular rolled oats
1 c. Quick-cooking barley
1 c. Bulgur or cracked wheat
1 c. Dried cranberries or Raisins
1/2 c. Toasted sliced almonds
1/3 c. Brown Sugar (or sucanot, or plain sugar)
1 T. Ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp Salt
This mixture can be made up to 6 months in advance and stored in an airtight storage container.
Cover tightly; store in a cool, dry place.
The entire recipe makes approximately 4 2/3 cups mix (7 servings).
For each serving: Stir stored mix, then, in a large microwave-safe cereal bowl, combine 3/4 cup water and 1/3 cup cereal mix.
Cook the cereal, uncovered, on 50 percent power for 9 to 11 minutes or until cereal reaches desired consistency, stirring once during cooking. Alternatively, you can cook this on the stovetop, stirring frequently.
Stir before serving. If desired, serve with milk, which will increase the amount of protein in the cereal.
Nutrition information per serving: calories, 300; fat, 5 grams; carbohydrate, 62 grams; cholesterol, 0 milligrams; sodium, 83 milligrams.
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