Super Cereal Bowl

Beat the breakfast blahs by swapping out your standard oatmeal for a more diverse mix that includes the ancient grains bulgur and barley. This recipe is lightly sweetened with raisins and cinnamon. A few chopped nuts gives it a pleasing crunch. Interested in ancient grains? Sign up for our upcoming free webinar!

5-Minute Multigrain Cereal

5-Minute Multigrain Cereal

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This is a good way to include more whole grains into your family’s diet with minimal hassle.  The cinnamon and raisins sweeten this nicely and the walnuts add a nice crunch. If you don’t love the texture of microwave grains and you have a few extra minutes, toss the ingredients in a pan to simmer until tender (7-10 minutes). The raisins will be much more tender.

Servings: 1 (238 G)

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 5 Minutes


  • 2 T. quick-cooking barley
  • 2 T. bulgur
  • 2 T. old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 c. water
  • 2 T. raisins
  • 1 pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. chopped walnuts or pecans


In microwave-safe 1-quart bowl, combine barley, bulgur, oats, and water. Microwave on High 2 minutes. Stir in raisins and cinnamon; microwave 3 minutes longer. Stir, then top with walnuts. Serve with milk if you like.