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Start the day well with a warm and healthy breakfast cereal. A bowl of oatmeal -- or bulgur or quinoa porridge -- is one of life’s great culinary pleasures and incredibly versatile. Use different combinations of spices, sweeteners, toppings, and fruits to customize your breakfast.
Martha's basic oatmeal recipe calls for steel-cut oats, which have more texture than rolled; they are just coarsely chopped, less processed than rolled oats. Serve with milk, cream, almond milk, fresh or dried fruit, honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar -- however you like it.
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Unsweetened shredded coconut and almond milk take oats in a whole new direction. When nectarines are not in season, use pears for the topping -- they are just as delicious.
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You may not have considered bulgur a breakfast food, but you should. This hot breakfast is full of protein, fiber, calcium, and vitamins D and B12. Try sliced dates or apple in place of the strawberries.
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That leftover brown rice in the fridge could be your breakfast. It's also good to know you could make a delicious gluten-free breakfast for friends from your pantry.
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Usually served as a savory side dish, quinoa -- a high-protein seed -- also makes a wonderful and healthy hot cereal. Cook extra quinoa and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator to make a healthy breakfast happen even faster.
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If you're always pressed for time in the morning, toast and grind your oats in advance for your own instant oatmeal. It's much healthier than the sugar-laden store-bought versions. Bonus: You can create your own flavors, adding anything from nuts and flaxseed to spices -- cinnamon-apple doesn't have to be your only flavor option!
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Elevate your oatmeal with this decadent baked version, just right for a leisurely weekend morning. If fresh seasonal berries are not available, substitute frozen.
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Made with buckwheat kasha, cracked wheat, and grain flakes, this hot cereal has deep, nutty flavors that are complemented by cooking the grains in sweet apple juice and serving with a quick cranberry-orange compote.
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Add another flavor dimension to your morning oats by toasting them before cooking.
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Barley has a lovely, chewy texture, and the grains hold their shape. In this recipe, quick-cooking barley is paired with almond milk, creating a rich-tasting but healthy breakfast.
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