Last February, Bob spent a week at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado. The conference included sessions on health and nutrition and he came home with a recipe booklet of full of power foods. This variation on their Saurai Cereal is made with whole grains and has about 8 grams of protein per serving. It does take about 30 minutes to cook, but you can make a large batch at the beginning of the week, then warm a portion each morning in the microwave. I like mine with dried cherries, diced apple, walnuts....and brown sugar. Bob and I love the cereal and he spend Saturday morning trying to sell it to the kids. No takers yet. In an effort to persuade them, next Sunday I"ll set the table with bowls of dried fruit, diced apples, chopped nuts, maple syrup and brown sugar and let the kids create their own bowl of cereal. I'll probably toss in a cinnamon roll incentive for those who give their healthy breakfast a good try!
- 1 cup steel cut oats (I used Bob's Red Mill)
- 1/2 cup barley (bulk section at Whole Foods)
- 1/2 cup wheat berries (bulk section at Whole Foods)
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 6 cups of water
Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer, then cook over medium-low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. The cereal should still have some liquid in it when it is done cooking, but the grains should be tender.
Serve with fresh or dried fruit, chopped nuts, brown sugar or maple syrup.
To reheat in the microwave: Bob likes to reheat it as is, but I prefer to add about 1/4 cup of milk or almond milk per serving.