Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

I love whole grain cereals! This is a hearty and healthy way to start the morning. I got this off the internet and changed it a bit.


  1. You need a blender(or food processor, or better yet, a coffee grinder) to make this recipe.
  2. Get out your coffee grinder.
  3. Measure the dry oatmeal into it.
  4. Whirl the oatmeal until it is powdery, like flour.
  5. Dump the oatmeal into a mixing bowl.
  6. Measure the barley into the blender.
  7. Process it until powdery.
  8. Dump it into the bowl with the oatmeal.
  9. Measure the brown rice into the blender.
  10. Process it until powdery.
  11. The rice will take longer processing than the oatmeal or barley.
  12. It will be a tiny bit coarser after blending too, that is alright.
  13. When it is as powdery as you can get it, dump it into the bowl with the other grains.
  14. Add the whole wheat flour and the cornmeal, along with the sesame seeds, is using.
  15. Stir the mixture up to combine it thoroughly.
  16. Transfer the mixture to a resealable container and label.
  17. Store on the pantry shelf.
  18. Makes 3 1/4 cups.
  19. To Cook: 1/3 cup 5 Grain Cereal, 1 cup cold tap water, Dash Salt, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar(or 1 tbls. honey).
  20. In a small saucepan combine the cereal and cold water.
  21. You use cold water because it prevents lumps.
  22. Add the salt and brown sugar.
  23. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  24. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  25. Serve with milk.
  26. Makes 1 serving.
  27. To make 4 servings, use 1 cup of 5 Grain Cereal, 3 cups of cold tap water, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/3 cup brown sugar.
  28. This is a very healthy and hearty way to start the morning.
  29. I like this cereal much better than most other mixed grain cereals I have tried.
  30. The rice gives the cooked cereal a nice chewy texture which contrasts nicely with the smoothness of the whole wheat flour and cornmeal.
  31. If you don't have quick barley, you can replace it with more oatmeal, or even wheat germ, or wheat bran.
  32. I've also thought that Rye Flour might make a nice addition, although I have never tried it.
  33. This cereal is an excellent source of B vitamins and fiber.
Most Helpful

Very good. I made this up to take on a camping trip. I can't wait to try some of the alternatives. I used steel-cut oatmeal for the whole oats and I add in a different combination of dried fruits and nuts each time I make it. I used honey instead of sugar. Thanks for the new addition to my cookbook!

Brighid February 14, 2011

Yum! I love the flavor in this! Unfortunately, while I was making this I realized we didn't have any brown rice so I had to sub white instead. The sesame seeds in this are outstanding! I used my vitamix dry blade and everything was gound to flour. I added the specified amount of water and microwaved for about 2 minutes--a lot easier but turned out a bit too lumpy. Thanks for this yummy treat!

God's_sugarcookie April 28, 2007

I really liked this recipe, it is a great idea and very healthy. I think many different grains could be used this way as substitutes, I used semolina in place of barley (because I had run out of it) and next time I want to try some burghul as well. I boiled it with 1 cup of milk instead of water and added abit of extra water later when it needed some more liquid, I also added cinamon and rosewater while cooking (cardamom would be good also). I kept mixing it with a beater to avoid lumps.

zainab23 January 11, 2013