Multigrain Hot Cereal

Prep: 5 minutes Cook: 1 hour

Serves:2-4

This is another hearty breakfast that we enjoy. It does take a bit longer to cook but it is very filling and delicious. The mixture can be made up ahead of time and stored in an airtight container. If you soak the mixture overnight, it cuts down on the cooking time in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups oat groats (whole oats)
  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1/2 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup rye
  • 1/2 cup spelt berries

Directions

Combine all the ingredients (or as many as you choose to use) in a large container and mix well. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Rinse 1 cup of the mixture under cold water, then add to the pan and cook over medium-low heat for about 1 hour. Let rest, covered, about 10 minutes before serving.

THE NIGHT BEFORE: Bring 3 cups of water to a boil. Rinse 1 cup of the mixture under cold water, then add to the pan. Turn off heat, cover and let rest until morning. Reheat in the morning and serve.

Place 3 cups of water and 1 cup of rinsed mixture in a slow cooker (Crock-Pot). Cook on low heat setting for 8-10 hours.

Hint: Add a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or mace to the cooking water for extra flavor. Or try a tablespoon or two of currants or raisins.