Heading Back to my Childhood
Written by Gayle
I was practically raised on hot cereal, and so now I feel completely nourished whenever I have it. Tossing it in the crock pot the night before is a great way to get a head-start on the hectic morning routine. Give this a try, and you'll feel healthy all day! This makes a lot, but it is really easy to reheat the leftovers for additional meals! And it is really easy to switch up ingredients to make your own custom hot cereal mix!
Cracked Wheat in the Crock Pot
Makes 6 servings
- 3/4 cup cracked wheat
- 3 1/2 cups water
- 1/3 cup dried apples (diced) or other dried fruit such as raisins, cranberries, blueberries or cherries
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp cardamom
- pinch of salt
- Combine all of the ingredients in a crock pot.
- Right before bed, turn the crock pot on LOW
- Cook 6-7 hours
- Stir before serving
We like our cracked wheat cereal with a little honey or other sweetener, and a bit of cream or coconut butter.
NOTE: If you would like to try this recipe in the oven, rather than the crock pot, just combine your ingredients in a casserole dish that has a well-fitting lid. Cast iron cookery works well. The oven should be set to 190 degrees. I find this method works better for us because I only have a huge crock pot, but I have a small cast-iron pan, so I can do just a few servings at a time.
Enjoy the warmth of a hot cereal on your next cool morning, without standing over the stove and stirring!