This mixed-grain breakfast recipe uses steel-cut oats, barley and cracked wheat. For best color and texture, add the chopped apple and dried fruit just before serving the cereal. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • In a 2-quart saucepan, combine the water, oats, barley and cracked wheat. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes (grains will not be tender). Transfer to a medium bowl; cool for 5 minutes. Stir in yogurt, milk, honey, apple pie spice and salt. Cover and chill for at least 12 hours or up to 3 days.

  • To serve, transfer cereal to a medium saucepan (see Tip). Cook and stir over low heat until heated through. Divide among serving bowls. Stir in apple and dried fruit. Sprinkle with almonds.


Tips: The cereal may also be served without heating. Just let it stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

To toast whole nuts or large pieces, spread in a shallow baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until golden, shaking pan once or twice.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; 4.3 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 3 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. 246 mg potassium; 36.4 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g fiber; 16 g sugar; 7.4 g protein; 101 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 12 mcg folate; 144 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 34 mg magnesium;