Multi-Grain Hot Cereal

READY IN: 43mins
Recipe by Toddler Chef

I was tired of oatmeal, so I threw the grains that I had in the cupboard into a pot. Ta-da...out came this yummy cereal. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Top Review by Sydney Mike

NOW HERE"S A GREAT TASTING CEREAL! As far as the grains are concerned, I followed the recipe exactly, having found amaranth grain in a natural health food store, & I've been a big fan of steel cut oats for some time! We liked the chewiness of this cereal, & with the inclusion of the apricots & almonds (as well as a 1/3 of a cup of dried cranberries!), this made for a wonderfully satisfying breakfast! Thanks for sharing a great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted chefs in the Spring's Pick A Chef]

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons amaranth grain
  • 2 tablespoons millet
  • 2 tablespoons rye flakes
  • 2 tablespoons cracked wheat
  • 2 tablespoons steel cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 13 cup dried apricot, chopped
  • 13 cup raw almonds, chopped


  1. The grains need to equal 1 cup, so I used heaping tablespoons. The flaxseeds are in addition to the 1 cup. You can use any dried fruit and nuts you like and any combination of grains as long as the grain to water ratio is 1:3. Next time I make it, I think I'm going to try adding brown rice and quinoa into the mix. I'm also thinking of grinding the grains in the blender to make more of a creamy cereal, but I honestly don't know it that will work or not.
  2. Boil water. Stir in grains and flaxseeds. Cover and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in fruit and nuts. Cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Serve with a little soy milk and your good to go! Store leftovers in the fridge.
  3. Enjoy!

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