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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 134.5
  • Total Fat: 1.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 3.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 26.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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6 Grain Breakfast

Submitted by: SLCOLMAN

Introduction

This breakfast cooks itself overnight in the slow cooker! There's not a better way to wake in the morning. This breakfast cooks itself overnight in the slow cooker! There's not a better way to wake in the morning.
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    2-1/2 tbsp bulgur wheat
    2-1/2 tbsp brown rice
    2 tbsp barley
    2 tbsp quinoa
    1/4 cup rolled oats
    1 cup apples, diced
    1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    3 cups water
    1 tbsp vanilla extract

Directions

Combine ingredients in the slow cooker.
Mix well.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
Stir before serving.
Add more water if needed.


Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SLCOLMAN.






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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this the other day and just finished the last serving for breakfast this morning. It was tasty, but I added some splenda and soy milk. I think I'll triple the batch the next time I make it, it got crispy around the edges of the crockpot and the crock was hard to clean. Thanks! - 9/24/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds like a great overnight "oatmeal" recipe. When I make it, I will boost the protein by stirring in some vanilla flavored soy powder before serving it. I will also wait until serving time to add the cinnamon, and maybe a dash of nutmeg! - 3/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Recipe was delicious. However it cooked in 3 hours not 6-8hours. It makes a lot so you have more for another day! - 11/11/11

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  • Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was out of quinoa and barley, so I substituted millet and buckwheat (which is actually a fruit). I agree with others that this was bland, but next time I will add raisins and perhaps a drop or two of organic maple syrup. - 7/10/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds interesting,i have sat here looking at the recipe and (maybe cause it is midnite) i can't come up with another grain,cous cous?you are all right it is 5 grains.....so who takes care of the mistake to correct it??????????i have seen other mistakes,but just let it ride,but like i say who????? - 3/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    what is quinoa? - 3/11/08

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  • Sounds like a sort of porridge with a difference - something I could maybe cope with, so long as it's cooked the day before, and folk reckon it can be eaten next day. - 3/18/13

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  • I'm giving it a 3 star because even though it is quite bland, it is so darn healthy. I think the recipe is a nice clean palette to dress up with our individual tastes. Next time I am going to try adding some coconut and also use almond milk instead of water. Maybe add a little dried fruit, too. - 10/24/12

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  • I made as described and found it utterly inedible. The flavor was flat and no amount of sweetener was going to cheer it up. I even added a pinch of salt to try to enhance it. And yes, it's a FIVE grain dish. - 6/13/11

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  • Quinoa is a seed. - 5/29/11

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  • Too much grain for me at one time. - 5/25/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I only count five grains, and an apple, am I missing one ? - 5/25/11

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  • this is differnt then anything i have every used or made . - 5/25/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good.......I will be trying it soon. - 5/25/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    That'll Stick to Yer' Bibz.. - 5/25/11

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  • good--- Excellent ---- filling-- - 5/25/11

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Don't enjoy porridge, I'm afraid. - 5/25/11

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  • I tried this this morning and it was ok, I added nutmeg to give it more flavour, next time might add a little bit of soya milk or sweetener as it was a little bland. - 5/9/11

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  • I think I might try this . From the feed back i think i'll add nutmeg and glucose friendly sweetner. Thanks - 2/23/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Has anyone tried making this using canned pumpkin puree? Or any thoughts on how much puree to substitute in with the water? My husband is a picky eater, I was thinking if I could make this and give it a pumpkin pie taste he might go for it. - 4/7/10

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great! - 4/3/10

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Im sure this would be better with a little salt and brown sugar. Gonna try it! - 2/22/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds great, I will have to give it a try. - 6/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Add honey to sweeten and rasberries for colorful pizazz - 5/12/08

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  • I used my coffe grinder for the heavier grains so it wasn't as chunky(young children and textures) I do like it but find it a little bland. I love the idea of it and wondered about adding flax,cream of wheat, and cornmeal to give it more body or something...who says it can't be an 8 grain? - 3/14/08

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  • Quinoa is the sixth grain in this recipe. It is a speices of goosefoot grown as a crop primarily for it's edible seeds. Sounds good I think I will try it!! - 3/12/08

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  • This will be a favorite...WHY didn't I think of this? - 3/11/08

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  • delicious - 3/11/08

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  • will try this - 3/11/08

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  • yummy - 3/11/08

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  • Sounds great. How did it turn out with the vanilla soy? - 3/11/08

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  • yummy!!! - 3/11/08

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  • sooo tasty and yummy! - 3/11/08

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  • super tasty! my family loves it! - 3/11/08

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  • I lived on a farm as a child. I would visit a friend who lived in the far back woods. They had to cook with wood. Early on a cold morning we would get up to a breakfast of cooked wheat the mother had cooked overnight in a canning pressure cooker. This recipe brings back memories of those times. - 3/11/08

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  • To ALICOTTER -
    I have made "similiar" recipes in the past......Store it for another day, add liqid or other ingredients to change it, and microwave! - 3/11/08

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  • Four servings. Need to be in a family to make. - 3/11/08

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  • I only count 5 too, but does it really matter? I'll add some sweet taste to it by using a little brown sugar. It's also good that you can wake up to it being ready for you and your family! - 3/11/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Doesn't sound like something I would like. - 3/11/08

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  • tasty! - 3/11/08

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  • I want to try this but I have a question: Are there really 6 grains in it? I only count 5!! - 3/11/08

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  • PRETTY GOOD-MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS DOING SOMETHING GOOD FOR MY BODY. I DOUBLED THE CINNAMON AND ADDED 1/2 TSP SLENDA - 3/6/08

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  • Pretty good. I had to add some Splenda to it and my crock pot made it a little too mushy for my taste. Next time I'll probably make it during the day so that I can cook for a shorter time and then rewarm in the microwave. Also, I think I'll try steel cut oats next time instead of rolled oats. - 12/5/07

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  • I love the idea of waking up to a hot breakfast. I added a touch of smart balance and splenda and it is quite tasty. However my rice did not cook. Next time I may pre-cook the rice half way to give it a head start before I add it to the remaining ingredients in the crockpot. - 7/2/07

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  • This is so good, so good for you and it cooks overnight so you wake up to a hot breakfast. Great for busy mornings. - 6/6/07

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  • its ok, a little bland, and some grains stay slightly chewy and don't seem to absorb as much water. - 3/25/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I think that for a complete breakfast you will need more protein of some sort, this is carbohydrate heavy. A carbohydrate meal will make you drowsy in about two hours and protein is a critical element for the breakfast meal. - 5/25/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    perhaps use a little pam spray to prevent the crispy bits sticking to the crock. - 5/25/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    WIll use raisins and nuts next time too! - 5/25/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used millet for the bulgur (can't eat wheat), but would do buckwheat groats next time. Also added more water and cooked 9 hours due to hulled barley and steel cut oats. Good texture. Bland--needs more zip. Flax and raisins helped a bit, and a bit of nutmeg. A keeper--so cnvenient! - 3/12/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    made this for my family - pretty good! A little bland, add more cinnamon before serving. - 3/12/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    We love the Bob's Red Mill "8 grains wheatless" breakfast cereal and I've thought some about just dumping the whole bag into the crockpot and then freezing the individual portions to eat later? But this sounds good with the apples and I'd probably put in some nuts too! Thanks for sharing! - 9/13/10

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