If you can boil water, you can make this hot cereal. It is delicious, nutritious, makes use of whole grains, fruits, seeds and nuts, and will keep you full for hours, without giving you the feeling of having swallowed a cement block.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in oats. Reduce heat to low; add chia seeds, wheat germ, oat bran, cranberries, raisins, flax seeds, dried plums, dates, apricots, fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Cook, stirring occasionally, until water is absorbed, 8 to 10 minutes. Drizzle maple syrup and half-and-half over each serving.

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Cook's Notes:

Instead of dried fruit, you can add ground walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, and/or pumpkin seeds. You can use a mix of fruit and nuts or no add-ins at all.

Substitute honey for the maple syrup if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 7.7g; carbohydrates 63.4g; fat 7.9g; cholesterol 2.8mg; sodium 16.8mg. Full Nutrition
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