Healthy Hot Cereal


Judy Riley of Monterey, Calif., experimented with different grains to come up with a just-as-healthful alternative to steel-cut oats or oatmeal. "I love the texture as well as the taste of this combination, especially with the fruit, nuts, and coconut stirred in," Riley says.

  • 1-cup servingServings



  • 2/3 cup amaranth
  • 1/2 cup millet


  • 2 Tbs. raisins or dried cranberries
  • 2 Tbs. chopped apple
  • 2 Tbs. chopped walnuts, almonds, or sunflower seeds
  • 2 Tbs. dried shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbs. ground flaxseeds or flaxseed meal
  • Agave nectar, optional


1. To make Cereal: Bring amaranth, millet, and 4 cups water to a boil in large saucepan. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 25 minutes,
or until all liquid has been absorbed.

2. To serve, ladle 1 cup Cereal into bowl, and top with 1 tsp. each of Toppings. Sweeten to taste with agave nectar, if using.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 5 cups
  • Calories: 221
  • Carbohydrate Content: 36 g
  • Fat Content: 6 g
  • Fiber Content: 5 g
  • Protein Content: 7 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 8 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g