Walnut Breakfast Cereal

Fuel yourself with the delicious goodness of oats, walnuts, apricots and dates in this breakfast cereal. Its healthy dose of fibre and flavour is perfect for getting your day started right.



1 cup (250 mL) oats
1 cup (250 mL) spelt flakes
1 cup (250 mL) barley flakes
1 cup (250 mL) triticale flakes
1 cup (250 mL) wheat berries
2 cups (500 mL) California walnuts, roughly chopped
1 cup (250 mL) dried apricots, chopped
1 cup (250 mL) dried dates, chopped


Combine oats, spelt flakes, barley flakes, triticale flakes, wheat berries and California walnuts on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake in the centre of a 325°F (160°C) oven, stirring often, until grains and California walnuts are fragrant and golden, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.

In large airtight container, combine cooled grains with California walnuts, apricots and dates. Store walnut breakfast cereal in an airtight container for up to one month. Makes about 8 cups (2 L).

Serving suggestion: Place 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the cereal mixture into a bowl. Cover completely with milk and place in the fridge for 30 minutes or up to one day (make the night before) and it will be perfect in the morning.

Walnut breakfast cereal options: Warm in microwave if desired or serve cold. Add shredded apple, fresh berries or sliced banana. Drizzle with a little maple syrup or honey and stir to combine.

Tip: All the grains can be found at bulk and health food stores. Bob’s Red Mill also makes a 5-grain dry cereal, which makes a fine substitute. Makes 1 serving.


Per serving 1/2 cup (125 mL) cereal without milk or fruit, about:
270 cal
8 g pro
9 g fat (1 g sat. fat)
43 g carb
5 g fibre
0 mg chol
0 mg sodium

10% iron


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Walnut Breakfast Cereal