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.

Carolyn Casner
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016




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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • To make 1 serving of hot cereal: Combine 1/3 cup Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix with 1 1/4 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 Facts

196 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 35.5g; dietary fiber 6.1g; sugars 8.2g; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 0.5g; vitamin a iu 6.4IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; folate 36.6mcg; calcium 59.1mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 91.3mg; potassium 247.4mg; sodium 148.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
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Rating: 5 stars
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Wonderful quick. I add the fruit when serving. Serves my husband and me. It's too filling before a bike ride so I cut it down to make 3 servings and that works. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This oatmeal is a game changer! It is truly amazing and taste awesome! I did not have barley flakes so I used quick cooking whole barley which is an ancient grain & superfood within itself! It adds great texture to the whole bowl! No wonder why the other reviewer gave it out as Christmas presents! Worthy! Oh and I topped this with a few chopped up almonds & walnuts a few fresh blueberries & only 2 teaspoons of maple syrup. It comes in around 300 cal! Love it love it love it!!! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Mary - the recipe is called quinoa and oatmeal mix so it s not telling you to add more quinoa. Just the mix. My problem is I can t figure out cooking times. It s taken like 20 minutes to cook until thick. Am I supposed to just do the 15 minutes and then turn off and cover for 5 regardless? Does the rest of the thickening happen in those 5? Very yummy. Just need to figure out what I m doing wrong. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I just would like clarification on the prep. It says to add 1/3 c. of quinoa to the oatmeal mix which already contains quinoa. So this in fact an addition of more quinoa? Thanks! Read More