Multi-Grain Hot Cereal (Slow-Cooker)

Total Time
6hrs 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 6 hrs

Made with steel cut oats, quinoa, wheat berries, and brown rice. Adapted from a recipe from the Complete Whole Grains Cookbook by Judith Finlayson. I love it because it is super healthy, super easy, and reheats perfectly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. dump everything into a lightly greased, large crockpot.
  2. Cook on low overnight (about 6 hours was enough for me); or on high for 4 hours.
  3. The original recipe suggests adding additional dried fruits, like raisins or cranberries in the last hour before serving. I topped mine with some maple syrup.
  4. *I used a brown, long-grain basmati rice, but I'm sure any length rice would work fine. Also, I didn't have any apples, but I had some dehydrated apple-chips which I crushed and tossed in -- they worked great.
Most Helpful

Nice to wake up to the smell of cinnamon and vanilla. Very easy to make. My crockpot only has an 8 or 10-hour setting, so the cereal was more creamy than I prefer but my husband topped it with brown sugar and added milk and loved it. Did not have wheat berries or steel-cut oats, so added barley and Freekah instead.

cozeekitchen February 07, 2014

This was my first time using wheat berries, and they were great. Love the mix of grains. I served the cereal with a few raisins sprinkled on top. A very good recipe and so easy to make.

Kathy :-( May 09, 2011

Great recipe! I didn't have wheat berries, but threw in some extra Quinoa flakes that I had on hand, as well as a bit of Couscous to make up for it. Next time I will add some salt to the recipe to liven up the flavor a bit. I also froze the leftovers and they tasted great weeks later!

lowe.alicia April 08, 2010

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