6 Healthy Hot Breakfast Cereal Recipes
Are you tired of your breakfast? You probably eat the same thing every day just out of ease or necessity. Well it’s about time you switch up your routine. Hot cereal is most everyone’s go-to breakfast during the months of winter, but that doesn’t mean you have to eat oatmeal every single morning. There are other option out there too — different grains and cereals to try.
The following collection of hot breakfast recipes includes everything from oatmeal to grits, including jazzed up versions. You’ll also find recipes using wheat berries, bulgur and quinoa (a grain packed with protein and fiber). Feel free to vary the mix-ins and toppings — use your favorite dried fruits and nuts. And if you prefer not cooking your cereal in milk, switch up the recipe with soy milk, almond milk or simply water. Try a new hot cereal for a change of pace. To make it a great post workout meal are a solid meal any time of day, add a scoop of vanilla protein powder to your chosen cereal.
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Bulgur Breakfast Cereal With Dried Fruit And Nuts
The ancient grain quinoa is packed with fiber and protein — so it’s an obvious choice for a healthy and filling breakfast. This recipe is flavored with almonds, dried apricots, maple syrup, orange zest and cinnamon. Top it with ricotta for some creaminess.
Breakfast Polenta with Warm Berry Compote
Polenta isn’t just a savory side dish, it can be sweet too. It makes a filling breakfast that’s creamy and very enjoyable. This recipe has the polenta cook in low-fat milk. It then gets topped with a pretty berry compote that’s easily made from frozen berries.
Oatmeal is a great choice for breakfast, especially rolled oats — it’s filling and healthy. The best part is you can customize the flavor any way you choose. This recipe includes frozen rhubarb for some tang. Sweeten it with brown sugar, maple syrup or agave and top with chopped nuts.
Wheat Berry Pudding
Wheat berries are exactly what you think — they’re whole grain wheat. Try this filling pudding for breakfast — it’s almost like a dessert except it’s healthier. To get it nice and thick, process the parboiled wheat berries to get them chopped up, then boil again in milk. Flavor the pudding with orange zest, maple syrup, vanilla and cinnamon. Garnish with yogurt.
Put a New England spin on grits by sweetening it with maple syrup. To get breakfast on the table quickly, the recipe uses quick-cooking grits, which are cooked in milk for a richer flavor. Top with your favorite dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries.
Hot Cereal With Quinoa, Oats And Flax
This hot cereal is also made with quinoa for protein and fiber. Mix-ins include rolled oats, ground flax seeds, chopped dates and pecans. Spice it with ginger and cinnamon, and sweeten with brown sugar.