Breakfast Cereals: Fruit and Nut Cereal.

Fruit and Nut Cereal.

Packed with protein and high in complex carbohydrates, this tasty mix will keep you going well into lunchtime.
2 cups 1-minute oatmeal
1 cup crumbled shredded wheat
1 cup bran or bran cereal
1 cup wheat germ
1 cup unsalted walnuts, almonds, pecans, or cashews
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
1 cup chopped dried prunes, apricots, pears, apples, or bananas
1 cup light or dark raisins
1 cup instant nonfat dry milk
1. In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, wheat flakes, bran, wheat germ, and nuts. Add the dates and dried fruit, and toss to combine the ingredients and coat the fruit with the oatmeal mixture. Add the raisins and dry milk, and stir gently to combine the ingredients thoroughly.
2. Place the cereal in an airtight container or self-sealing plastic bag. Label and date, and store for up to 2 months in the refrigerator.
Makes about 9 1/2 cups