Hot Cereal Three Ways
I bake often with seven grain cereal and old fashion rolled oats. They are in my cupboard right now. This morning I decided to make the recipe on the back of the seven grain cereal package. I only made half the recipe. Basically 3 cups boiling water add a little salt and 2/3 cup dry cereal, reduce heat cover and mix occasionally until all the water is absorbed.
Then I looked at my favorite healthy food bloggers and looked at how they eat their hot cereal. The most common ways were: with a little peanut butter and honey, with some sort of fruit and yogurt and with pumpkin puree and cinnamon. In an effort to find a way to eat hot cereal that I like I made a sampler breakfast of Hot Cereal Three ways. Jeff and I tried butternut squash cinnamon, Greek yogurt with raspberry puree and one with a dollop of peanut butter and honey.
Here's my review:
I didn't like the yogurt added in, it just made it slimier which didn't help the cause.
I did like the raspberry. This is some of the last of the raspberries that Jeff's grandma froze. I added a little honey to sweeten it up. It made the seven grain cereal hot pink. I can think of some little girls who might enjoy a naturally hot pink breakfast.
I didn't care for the squash and cinnamon. This is a huge thing in the fitness blogs these days. They all love their oats and pumpkin. Well I don't get it. I love squash and pumpkin puree, I'll eat it with a spoon, but I think I'll pass on it in my hot cereal.