whole grain hot cereal, plain base- CROCK POT

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 94.8
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 59.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Introduction

This is a simple base, low-cal, high protein hot cereal to start your day. You can add whatever you want to it, I find it's easier to track with a recipe base and then I just add what I fancied that morning for breakfast. My main problem with the other hot cereals I've found on spark is that they come with spices, etc. already added, and I don't want those in my calorie count-- I want to make a different breakfast every day! I have savory and sweet suggestions in the "cooking instructions."

This is a simple base, low-cal, high protein hot cereal to start your day. You can add whatever you want to it, I find it's easier to track with a recipe base and then I just add what I fancied that morning for breakfast. My main problem with the other hot cereals I've found on spark is that they come with spices, etc. already added, and I don't want those in my calorie count-- I want to make a different breakfast every day! I have savory and sweet suggestions in the "cooking instructions."


Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    5 cups of water
    .5 cup Steel Cut Oats, Dry
    .5 cup Barley (pearled, raw, dry)
    .5 cup Wheat Berries (Red Spring, Dry)
    .25 tsp salt
    cooking spray

    *recipe is loosely based on the hundreds of whole-grain crock pot oatmeals/cereals online.

Directions

spray crockpot with cooking spray, dump in all ingredients, and cook on low, covered, for 8-9 hours. (Bedtime breakfast prep)

Stir directly before serving.

Serving Size: makes 10 .5-cup servings



Serving suggestions:

Savory: one poached egg, salt, pepper, onion powder, cayenne

Savory: steamed veggies (broc, caul, carrot), soy sauce, chinese 5 spice

Savory: garlic powder, broccoli, italian seasoning, mzithra cheese

Savory: Roasted red & green bell peppers, roasted onions, corn, chili powder, cayenne, worcestershire sauce (this is a great way to deal with leftover veg from a fajita nite!)

Savory: Peanut butter, bean sprouts, basil, soy sauce, chopped peanuts

Sweet: Peanut butter, banana, chocolate chips

Sweet: frozen blueberries, vanilla soymilk

Sweet: Raisins, cinnamon

Sweet: Pumpkin, raisins, pumpkin pie spice

sweet: apples, cinnamon (add brown sugar to make super sweet)

Sweet: dried cranberries, orange peel (or orange marmalade to make it super sweet.)

super sweet: honey, soymilk

super sweet: mango, coconut milk, cayenne

You can make up some "instant topping servings" if you're in a rush in the morning, just measure out 1/4 c. raisins with 1/4 tsp cinnamon in separate baggies and you have a "no thought" breakfast. (same goes for the steamed veg-- I have the brocc/carrot/cauliflower measured into 1/2 cup servings in the freezer so it's ready to go in the am.)

Also: you can easily fry or scramble the egg in the savory section, but really, poached is the way to go-- the runny yolk really adds something.




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