Triple-Oat Breakfast Cereal Recipe
if you're trying to work more oats into your diet, make this a go-to. The big-batch thing here is the magic.
I keep a big, double container of this on hand for days when a quick breakfast is in order. It's one of a handful of custom cereal blends I like to keep in rotation - there's also this one, and this one. The big-batch thing is the magic. Especially if you're at all lazy, but still want a great breakfast. The thing that makes this cereal blend different? It's oat centric. So, if you're trying to work more oats into your diet, make this a go-to. Rolled oats and oat bran In addition to unsweetened O's cereal form the oat trifecta, with puffed kamut added for more crunch, and freeze-dried blue berries for a boost.
Like I mention related to the other cereal blends, I'm including the recipe for what I think of as my "master" cereal recipe, but use it as a jumping off point, and don't get hung up on whether you can track down the exact cereals I use.
Triple-Oat Breakfast Cereal
Look for an unsweetened O's cereal - there's a good version at Trader Joe's as well as other natural foods markets.
1 15-ounce box Oat O's cereal, or equivalent
2 cups quick cooking rolled oats
3 cups puffed kamut cereal, or crisped brown rice
1 cup oat bran
2 cups dried blueberries
1/3 cup ground flax seeds
to serve: fresh berries fruit or sliced banana, chia, hemp seeds
Combine everything in your largest bowl, toss well, and transfer to two XXL air-tight containers (Weck 2.5 L glass jars are perfect) or, in a pinch, gallon-sized plastic bags.
Makes cereal for a week or more.
Prep time: 5 minutes
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The Three-Oat Breakfast Cereal is great! What a refreshing alternative to sugar- and fat-laden granola. I used no-sugar-added dried blueberries and and equal amount (2 cups) of no-sugar-added dried cherries. You can get sugar-free Montmorency dried cherries online--they come from Michigan. I will add walnuts or almonds and some fresh fruit and then top with plain Greek yogurt or almond milk. I might also make a smoothie and top with this cereal. The recipe made three almost-full gallon freezer bags.
Hey Heidi, does the puffed kamut have any discernible taste? I'm having horrible flashbacks to a childhood where my only cereal was puffed rice or wheat in GIANT plastic bags--maybe 3 feet (okay, probably only 2 but I was little). They were the cheapest and so that's what we got. But they had NO taste whatsoever. I love crunch but wonder which of the options, like the crispy quinoa, puffed kamut, or heaven forbid, the puffed brown rice, has the most taste.
Thank you so much for the inspiration with your cereal blends. I have been trying to reduce the amount of refined sugar in my diet and one of the first things to go were cereals. I have really found that I miss them! I mixed up a batch of this and cannot wait to enjoy it tomorrow morning. I had to sample it tonight of course, and really liked the combination of ingredients.
HS: Thanks Sarah - I sometimes have it as an afternoon snack too ;)