Multi Grain Cereal with Dates, Orange and Cinnamon

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In this Multi Grain Cereal with Dates, Orange and Cinnamon recipe, Medjool dates are stirred into the hot cereal as it cooks, slowly dissolving into the grains and thereby, along with a bit of honey, adding sweetness to the recipe. Once the cereal has finished cooking (in about 3 minutes), some orange zest and juice and a dash of cinnamon are swirled into the pot to make things even more flavorful. A drizzle of honey, along with a few diced dates and a sprinkling of sliced almonds goes on top right before serving, making for a very fast, healthy and delicious breakfast that, thanks to all the healthy grains, will easily hold you until lunch. That’s great for kids at school as well as adults who would rather not have to head to the snack machine hours before lunch.



In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the milk, water, Hodgson Mill Multi Grain Cereal, honey, dates and salt.  Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat and then reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for 2-3 minutes or until the liquid has been absorbed and the cereal has thickened.  The dates will sink, so it’s important to keep stirring the cereal as it cooks or they could scorch on the bottom.  Stirring also helps the dates blend into the grains and gives the cereal a creamy texture.

When the cereal has thickened, remove the pan from the heat and add the orange zest, orange juice and cinnamon.  Stir everything together and portion out what you want to eat into bowls.  Leftover cooked cereal can be kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and reheated as needed.  Right before serving, top each bowl of hot cereal with a drizzle of honey, a sprinkling of sliced almonds and a few diced dates.  Eat immediately.


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