ancient grains hot cereal

Ancient Grain Hot Cereal

Nothing makes breakfast time easier than a slow cooker. Using ancient grains like Amaranth and Quinoa with nutrient-rich milk provides a great source of protein to keep you fueled. Serve with a drizzle of warmed milk or cream. Add toppings like fresh berries, dried fruits and chopped nuts.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 14


  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup amaranth
  • 12 cup flax seeds
  • 8 cups milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon nutmeg


Coat the bottom and sides of a 6-quart slow cooker with butter. Add quinoa, oats, amaranth and flax seeds to slow-cooker insert. Pour in milk and water. Whisk together until well blended. Add sugar, butter, vanilla and spices. Stir to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 6 hours. Remove lid and scoop one cup into bowls, pour warm cream or milk over top, add chopped nuts, fresh seasonal berries and a drizzle of maple syrup if desired.

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