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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Multi-grain Hot Cereal

This is such a great recipe to play with. You can choose any whole grains you wish as long as you end up with one cup worth. For example, you can do 1/2 cup each of brown rice & farina; or 1/3 cup each brown rice, farina, steel cut oats; or 1/4 cup wheat bran & 3/4 cup farina. Mix & match whatever whole grain you wish to use.

In a steel bowl that will fit inside your crockpot combine your chosen grains.


1/4c sweetener (honey, maple syrup, unrefined sugar, etc. You may use stevia**)
4 cups of liquid (coconut milk, milk, water, cocnut water, etc. or any combination of)
Generous dash of cinnamon
2 T of an acidic liquid (apple cider vinegar, whey, buttermilk, yoghurt, kefir, kombucha, etc)

Optional ingredients- dried fruit, nuts, coconut, additional spices (nutmeg, cloves, ginger, etc).

Mix your ingredients well. Fill the crock so that your bowl is in at least an inch of water (1-2" is good). Cover your crockpot & set on low. Go to bed! If you choose, you can add your optional ingredients after you've dished up the oats, rather than cooking them in. We've also poured maple syrup & coconut cream on top in the bowls. SO yummy!

**If you choose stevia as your sweetener, keep in mind that it is MUCH stronger than the above mentioned sweeteners. I've also found that different brands seem to have different strengths of sweetness. You will use just as much as your tastes desire.

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