Five Grain Hot Cereal

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 20mins
YIELD: 3 1/4 cups




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