Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix

Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016

Make your own hot cereal mix with this healthy recipe. Keep it on hand and just cook up the amount you need when you're ready for a hot breakfast. One serving of the warm cereal contains 6 grams of fiber—almost a quarter of your daily quota-which helps stave off hunger throughout the morning.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup rolled wheat and/or barley flakes (see Tip)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries and/or chopped apricots
  • ½ cup chia and/or hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt

Preparation

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  1. To make the hot cereal dry mix: Combine oats, wheat and/or barley flakes, quinoa, dried fruit, seeds, cinnamon and salt in an airtight container.
  2. To make 1 serving of hot cereal: Combine ⅓ cup Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix with 1¼ cups water (or milk) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in a sweetener of your choice and top with nuts and/or more dried fruit, if desired. Makes 1 cup.
  • To make ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 month.
  • Tips: Rolled barley and wheat flakes are steamed, dried and rolled-flat whole grains. They can be cooked to make a hot cereal and used in place of rolled oats in most recipes. They're usually near other whole-grain cereals.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅓ cup dry mix
  • Per serving: 196 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 59 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 149 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ fruit, ½ fat

Reviews 1

January 11, 2017
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By: belk1111
I made the recipe with no changes, and it was delicious! The oatmeal is creamy and satisfying. I enjoyed it so much, that I made jars of it to give as Christmas gifts to my health conscious friends.
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