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Hot Whole Grain Cereals for Breakfast

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Sue Gregg says: "I am no longer recommending any
commercial cold cereals. As for granolas, limit them to
a garnish on cereal since they are not prepared by the
two-stage process that enables the phytates to release
nutrients."

The following recipes are tasty alternatives to plain, hot oatmeal.


BAKED OATMEAL
This is my daughter's favorite way to enjoy oatmeal. I
combine the following the night before, in a glass
mixing bowl, it takes less than 5 minutes. One customer 's son calls this recipe the cookie casserole!

1/2 Cup butter, melted
3/4 - 1 Cup SUCANAT
3 Cups rolled oats
1-1/2 Cup Kefir, yogurt, or buttermilk
1 tsp. cinnamon, optional

In the morning I add:


2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 Cup dried raisins, optional OR 1-2 tart apples, chopped, optional


Bake in a greased 11 X 7 baking pan at 350 degrees
for 25-30 minutes. Top with chopped nuts, ground flax
seeds, yogurt, warmed milk, or other topping of your
choice.

CREAM OF SEVEN GRAIN PORRIDGE
This recipe has been adapted from a famous bed and
breakfast in Helena, MT.


The night before serving combine in a medium
saucepan:

1-1/2 Cups Seven Grain Mix, Cracked
3 Cups apple juice
3 TB lemon juice
In the morning, add:
1/4 - 1/2 Cup honey
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 TB butter

Bring the ingredients to a boil over low heat until
desired consistency develops 15-30 minutes. Serve
with raw milk or yogurt or kefir, chopped nuts such as
almonds or pecans, and dried fruits.

DUROMATIC METHOD: Bring grain, juice and spices
to a boil and bring pressure to 1st red ring. Pressure
for 5 minutes. Allow heat to drop naturally. Serve with
optional toppings above. Use leftovers in whole grain
bread.

CREAM OF MILLET

1/2 Cup millet flour ( use a blender or grain mill)
2 TB Kefir, buttermilk, or yogurt (lemon Juice may be substituted
1 1/2 Cup Warm Filtered Water
2 TB butter

Combine water and buttermilk, or kefir or yogurt in a medium sized saucepan. Whisk in the millet flour. Cover and soak all night. In the morning bring the mixture to a boil, gradually, mixing frequently to avoid sticking. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes and then add the butter. Adjust liquid if needed. Serve with maple syrup, dried fruits, chopped nuts, coconut crispies, or other favorite topping. Very filling and very delicious. My family prefers this cereal over oatmeal and it is naturally very high in calcium!




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