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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.

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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.

Servings
1-cup serving

Ingredients

Cereal

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

Toppings

  • 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

Preparation

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
  • Cholesterol Content 0 mg
  • 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
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g