Five-Grain Cereal With Apricots, Apples, and Bananas

READY IN: 37mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

From Cooking Light. Per 1 1/2 cup serving: 271 calories, 6.5 g fat, 8 g protein, 51 g carb, 8.9 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol. You may store the dry cereal in a zip-lock plastic bag in the freezer. To make the cereal a batch at a time: add 1/2 cup dry cereal mix to 1 1/2 c. boiling water for each serving. Also can top each serving with some brown sugar and ground cinnamon.

Top Review by LUv 2 BaKE

This is delicious!! I love all the different forms of the grains here! The apples and apricots hydrate nicely after being cooked for so long which really creates a nice flavour. I did find, however, that the bananas turned chalky after cooking, so I would leave them out next time. I added a bit of cinnamon and sweetener to mine. YUM!! Thanks NurseDi!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 cup flax seed
  • 1 14 cups steel cut oats (Irish)
  • 23 cup dried apricot, coarsely chopped
  • 23 cup dried apple, coarsely chopped
  • 23 cup dried banana, chip
  • 12 cup cracked wheat
  • 12 cup uncooked regular grits
  • 12 cup oat bran
  • 13 cup wheat bran
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 13 12 cups water


  1. Place flaxseed in a spice or coffee ginder; process until ground coarse.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground flaxseed, oats, and the next 8 ingredients; stir well to combine.
  3. Bring water to a rolling boil in a large saucepan.
  4. Add in cereal; cover and lower heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Uncover and cook 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
  6. Serve immediately.

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