Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Slow Cooker Multigrain Cereal
(134 calories | *3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
I hate feeling rushed, especially first thing in the morning.
So, I try to give myself plenty of time between getting up and heading out for my private yoga appointments.
One strategy that can really help save time in the morning is to have breakfast ready and waiting in the slow cooker.
I’ve made several variations of slow cooker oatmeal during the past few months that have been pretty good.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Multigrain Cereal
But it seemed like time to experiment with other grains, so when I came across a recipe for slow cooker multigrain cereal, I decided to give it a try.
The combination of pearl barley, steel-cut oats, and quinoa sounded interesting.
I stirred together the ingredients and then let it cook away on warm overnight—because my slow cooker cooks hot. In the morning, I awoke to a perfectly cooked batch of slow cooker multigrain cereal.
Topped with a bit of brown sugar, diced fresh pears, dried cranberries and a drizzle of maple syrup, it was a delicious nutritious way to start the day.
The recipe makes 6 servings, each with *3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *3 WW Freestyle SmartPoints, providing plenty of leftovers to rewarm during the week. To make this work with WW Simply Filling, use your “Indulgence Points” for any brown sugar and/or maple syrup (or other non-calorie sweetener) you add.
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Slow Cooked Multigrain Cereal Recipe Notes
Make ahead and freeze leftovers in single-serve portions in zip-lock plastic bags for up to 3 months. To reheat remove the cereal from the bag and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium until hot, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring once or twice.
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Slow Cooker Multigrain Cereal
- 3 cups plain unsweetened almond milk
- 2-1/4 cups water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1-inch piece fresh peeled ginger, quartered
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons pearl barley
- 6 tablespoons steel-cut oats
- 1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed well
- Fresh fruit for serving, if desired (diced mango, pineapple, pears, fresh berries, etc.)
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 2-Quart
- Combine the almond milk, water, vanilla, ginger and salt in your slow cooker. Stir in the barley, oats and quinoa.
- Cover and cook on LOW until the grains are very soft, 7 to 8 hours.
- Remove the ginger.
- Serve topped with 1/4 cup fresh fruit.
Source: adapted from Weight Watchers Family Style Cookbook
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this slow cooked multigrain cereal, you might also like:
- CrockPot Apple Oatmeal
- Crock Pot Baked Oatmeal
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
- Weight Watchers Cereal with Spiced Fruit Ambrosia
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