Hot Cereal with Fresh Fruit

  • Preparation 10 MIN
    Cooking 10 MIN
  • Servings 4
We can’t say it enough: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But it’s also one of the most challenging, because there’s so little time. Our solution? This bowl of quick, effortless and irresistibly good (for you) hot cereal and fresh fruit, which can basically be prepared in 20 minutes flat.



  1. In a food processor, pulse the flakes until they reach the consistency of semolina, a grainy flour.
  2. In a pot, bring the water, multi-grain flakes semolina and salt to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat for 8 to 10 minutes or until the semolina is cooked and has a creamy texture. Remove from the heat and let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide the hot cereal between bowls. Top with the fruit, almonds and yogurt and drizzle with maple syrup. Serve immediately.


You can find multi-grain flakes in select grocery stores or health food stores. Or make your own. In a food processor, combine equal parts oat flakes, spelt flakes, rye flakes and cream of barley. Pulse to make into semolina. Keeps for 3 months in an airtight container at room temperature. For one portion, use 3/4 cup (180 ml) water for 1/4 cup (60 ml) of semolina.

Healthy Pick

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