Healthy Whole-grain Breakfast Cereal Recipes

Bob Langevin
January/February 2006
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For a delicious, high-fiber breakfast this winter, try toasting and mixing your own whole grain cereals. First, crack grains in a mill on coarse setting. Then toast cracked grain in a hot and dry cast-iron skillet, stirring constantly to keep the grain from burning. When slightly toasted, the grain will start popping and give off a nutty aroma. Remove the skillet to a rack to cool. After the grain cools completely, store it in a jar with a tight lid and a label.

The following whole-grain cereal recipes are cooked in a ratio of 2-to-1; a batch for two people would be 1 cup of water to one-half cup of grain mixture. Applesauce and dried fruits or nuts can be stirred in at serving time.

  • 1/4 cup cracked barley and 1/4 cup toasted cracked whole wheat

  • 1/4 cup rice, 1/4 cup toasted cracked whole wheat and 1 teaspoon shredded/dried Jerusalem artichokes

  • 1/4 cup millet, 1/4 cup toasted cracked rye and 1 tablespoon buckwheat

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, 1/4 cup toasted cracked rye and 1 teaspoon brewer's yeast

Corn porridge measurements are a little different:

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/3 cup cornmeal

  • 2 tablespoons parched corn

  • 1 teaspoon pastry flour

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Jesus Castro
1/25/2007 12:00:00 AM
Thank you,My wife and I love have whole grain cereal for breakfast, since both of us want to stay healthy and if not whole grain then we will have baggels.

MICHAEL Handricks
8/5/2006 12:00:00 AM
How can you make this if you do not have a mill or anything? I live in a remote village in Alaska along the Yukon River. It is very expensive ordering out side the village.Thanks Michael Handricks

Rebecca Haughn
3/5/2006 12:00:00 AM
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phil shannon
1/14/2006 12:00:00 AM
healthy whole grain flax seed pancakes ( 2 cakes)equivalent 1 egg (egg beaters1/4 cup fat free ricotta cheese1 T. flax seed meal optional sweetner and cinnamon pinch of baking powderMix well Pam a skillet cook over hot heat add sugar free maple syrup or have a small,pam,fried egg on top of cakes

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