Super Grains Oatmeal

Whole grains are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium). A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer. Redefine your breakfast with this grain packed oatmeal.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups water
  • 1 (13.5 oz.) can light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup buckwheat
  • ¼ cup millet
  • ½ cup steel cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • Toppings: assorted nuts, fresh fruit, unsweetened dried fruit, and cinnamon

Instructions

  • Boil water and coconut milk in a pot over high heat.
  • Use 2 cups water for firmer cereal and 3 cups for creamier texture.
  • Add grains and chia seeds to the pot.
  • Once the mixture comes backs to a boil, lower the heat and let the grains simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  • Top cereal with your favorite nuts, seeds, and fruit.
  • Note: Not a fan of coconut? Replace the coconut milk with unsweetened soymilk or any other nut milk. And feel free to try a variety of different grains such as farro, quinoa, and wheat berries.

Ready in about 22 minutes
Makes 8-12 servings

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Jonathan Ewald

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