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Hot Oat Cereal with Dried Fruits

Cereal is surprisingly expensive relative to the cost of the individual ingredients. Why not make your own healthy cereal at a fraction of the price? Here a variety of whole grains, almonds, and dried fruits make a sure-to-please combination. Store the cereal mix in an airtight container in the freezer to keep it fresh.

16 Servings


4 cups

thick-cut old fashioned rolled or steel-cut oats

¾ cup

unsalted raw sunflower seeds

½ cup

wheat germ

½ cup

oat bran

1 tsp

ground cinnamon

1 tsp

ground nutmeg

1 cup

Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Cranberries

½ cup

Earthbound Farm Organic Raisins

½ cup

Earthbound Farm Organic Dried Plums (chopped)

¾ cup

toasted slivered almonds


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to blend. Store in an airtight container in the freezer for maximum freshness.

To make individual servings, bring 1-1/4 cups of water to a boil in a small pan. Add 1/2 cup of dry cereal mix and a pinch of salt. Reduce the heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the cereal is thickened to your liking, 8 to 12 minutes. Serve hot with maple syrup.


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