I tried something new for breakfast today.  I knew nothing about 9 Grain Cereal so I wasn’t sure what to expect.  What is 9 Grain Cereal?  It is a special blend of 9 cracked grains:  hard red wheat, soft white wheat, oat groats, flax, rye, millet, corn and buckwheat.  With so many grains altogether in one, you get loads of different flavors, textures, and nutrients that are incredibly satisfying for a hardy and delicious meal.  Grains are the base of the food pyramid and are the most important food group to eat each day.  Rich in vitamins, protein, fiber, and nutrients, 9 grain will serve as the perfect ingredient in a healthy, balanced diet.  It is delicious on its own or it can be combined with all kinds of ingredients to make healthy meals. You can add it to breads, rolls, or cookies to give them a nutty, hearty texture.  Most people use it as a breakfast cereal.  They serve it with milk, cream, honey, brown sugar, fruit or even maple syrup.  Some people even grind it into flour to use in their recipes.  People like it because it will keep you feeling full longer than boxed cereals.  I had it with milk and sugar and was amazed at how good it was.  My husband absolutely loved it and the kids said it was yummy.  The directions say to cook ½ cup cereal with 1 cup water for 15-20 minutes until tender.  It can also be cooked in the microwave or overnight in a crockpot.  Rainy Day Foods carries 9 Grain Cereal in a 6 gallon bucket, 50 lb. bag, or #10 can. I will definitely be adding this to my food storage!

Contributed by Pam Higley

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