Recipe: Fruity and Nutty Whole Grain Cereal

By Rebecca Krukowksi

6 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup of oat bran
1 cup of wheat germ
1/2 cup of ground pecans
1/2 cup of ground walnuts
1/2 cup of sliced or slivered almonds
1/2 cup of flaxseed
1/3 cup of sesame seeds
1/2 cup of sunflower seeds
3/4 cup of honey or molasses
3/4 cups of oil (any type other than olive oil)
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup of any combination of dried fruit (chopped if needed)

Combine oats, oat bran, wheat germ, nuts and seeds in a bowl or pan with high sides. Mix well and set aside. Combine honey/molasses, oil, cinnamon and vanilla in a measuring cup. Pour over the oat mixture. Toss until well blended.

Microwave on 50% power (don’t miss this or you will burn your cereal) for 10 minutes. Stir well and microwave again on 50% power for 10 minutes. Cool. Add dried fruit. Store in refrigerator in air-tight container.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine
UT Health Science Center

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