Multi-Grain Hot Cereal

(10 servings)

  • 1 cup quick-cooking or old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds or flax seed or chopped nuts (optional)
In a blender or food processor, pulse the oats until finely ground like flour. Transfer to a mixing bowl and repeat the process with both the barley and the brown rice.

Add all remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl and stir well to combine.

Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

To make a serving of the cereal, take 1/3 cup of the cereal and combine it with 1 cup water and a dash of salt in a small sauce pan. Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Add 1 or two Tablespoons of honey, maple syrup or brown sugar for flavoring.


The key to a smooth cereal is to grind the oats, barley and rice to a powdery texture. If you have a spice or coffee grinder, they work great.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank bethy for this recipe.

Recipe number 2179. Submitted 10/10/2007.