Cranberry-Almond Cereal Mix, Diabetic Friendly

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Annacia

Keep this cereal mixture on hand and cook one or two servings at a time. From B.H.and G.

Top Review by Lalaloula

WOW, Annacia, this is a GREAT, GREAT cereal mix!!!! It is healthy, filling, easy to make and sooo tasty! I luv the combination of barley, oats and amaranth. They all have their distinct flavours, which pair so well. The dried fruit (I used a mix of cherries and cranberries) adds a lovely fruity sweetness, which for me was enough, so that I didnt use the sugar at all. Instead of flaked almonds, I used whole ones that I toasted in my oven and whizzed in the food processor afterwards. Mmmm! I could imagine this being great with other spices, too. The cinnamon is very nice, but maybe some vanilla in its place could be yummy, too. I will try that with my next batch. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this awesome mix with us! What a lovely twist on porridge! Made and reviewed for Photo Tag May 2010.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl stir together oats, barley, bulgur, cranberries, almonds, cinnamon, and salt.
  2. Cover tightly and store at room temperature up to 2 months or freeze up to 6 months (stir or shake mixture before measuring).
  4. In a small saucepan bring 1-1/3 cups water to boiling. Add 2/3 cup of the cereal mix.
  5. Reduce heat.
  6. Simmer, covered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until cereal reaches desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  7. Sweeten with Splenda or Splenda Brown Blend and serve with milk if desired.
  9. For 1 breakfast serving, in a 1-quart microwave-safe bowl combine 3/4 cup water and 1/3 cup cereal mix. Microwave, uncovered, on 50% power (medium) for 8 to 11 minutes or until cereal reaches desired consistency, stirring once.
  10. Stir before serving.

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