Let’s mark hot cereal down in the column of “Things I Didn’t Understand Until I Was An Adult.” I was by no means a picky eater when I was a kid, but there were definitely some things that my parents ate where I was like “what the heck is that and why are you ingesting it?” My mom’s occasional bowl of hot cereal was puzzling to me as I slurped the cereal with cartoon characters on the box.
It’s possible that I’m old now. I spent about 40% of a recent vacation playing shuffleboard while drinking coffee. And surprise, surprise: it turns out that hot cereal is pretty awesome.
When it comes to grains, my grocery store search begins and ends with Bob’s Red Mill. If whatever product I’m looking for has a Bob’s Red Mill option available, I will choose it every single time, because I know their products are of the highest quality. Their line of hot cereals is no different. With options like Organic Creamy Buckwheat Hot Cereal, Gluten Free 8 Grain Hot Cereal and Organic High Fiber Hot Cereal, there’s an option for everybody.
For this lemon-poppyseed muffin-inspired breakfast, I chose the nutrient-packed 10 Grain Hot Cereal, which is a combination of wheat, corn, rye, triticale, oats, soy beans, millet, barley, brown rice, oat bran and flaxseed. I followed the package instructions (it takes less than 10 minutes) but added some extra flavors that I like by stirring in the juice and zest of a Meyer lemon and some poppyseeds. I finished my bowl of Meyer Lemon & Poppyseed Hot Cereal with some fresh blueberries for a serving of fruit.
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