Muesli Porridge

My brother and mother will love this. It does require a trip to the bulk section of an organic foods store because who has rolled wheat and whole barley and cracked rye lying around? But let me say that it is worth it! I have mocked the Muesli brand cereal for a name that sounds a little too close to mucus—but it is a legit Swiss-German word for granola-like breakfast cereal. While it doesn’t look pretty, though you might try to dress it up with colorful cranberries or glazed almonds, it tastes great and will keep you full well into the afternoon. Well, maybe not you, Mom, since your metabolism runs like an old Trans Am. Image

Muesli Porridge

Adapted from the Village Baker

¼ cup rolled wheat

¼ cup rolled oats

¼ cup whole barley

¼ cup sunflower seeds

¼ cup rolled rye

1 ¼ cups water

¼ tsp salt

1/8 cup sesame seeds

1/8 cup pumpkin seeds

1/8 cup chopped almonds

1/4 cup raisins or craisins

1 tsp honey

Mix wheat, oats, barley, sunflower seeds, and rolled rye with the water and allow the mixture to soak overnight. Image

In the morning, add salt and heat the mixture until the water evaporates. While it is cooking, mix together the sesame, pumpkin, almonds and raisins. When the mixture is cooked, stir in the honey and put a little butter and milk on top with the toppings and enjoy! Image


Save half a cup of this to mix with flour—and that’s your starter for Muesli Porridge Cakes, which I’ll post soon as I finish them!

7 thoughts on “Muesli Porridge

  1. I think I will make this for my dad for Christmas, as he loves whole-grain cereals. I will be thinking of you with gratitude as I whip up a batch of this in December!

    1. Good for him! I am usually not a fan of such healthy things– I mean, of course in theory, but in reality it can be hard to swallow– and I thought this tasted great. A little bit of butter and honey make it go down easy.

      1. I love your honesty, as a doctor-to-be, about the theory/practice gap in terms of healthy eating! You could do much worse than your Cheerios and bagels, though! 🙂 Yes indeed, butter and honey sound like they would make this even better. We have family friends who make maple syrup, so that’s often an addition to hot cereals too. Have you and KP had Minnesota-made maple syrup yet?

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