Hot & Hearty Fig & Apricot Wheatena

Topics: Recipes

fig apricot wheatneaPreparation Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time:  10 minutes
Servings  4
Serving Size:  about 5 cups cereal

Ingredients:

about 5 cups cereal1 cup uncooked wheat cereal such as Wheatena brand
2 cups each: nonfat vanilla soymilk and water
½ cup each: diced dried figs and diced dried apricots
½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
Toppings: ¼ cup each: nonfat vanilla soymilk and toasted sliced unblanched almonds

Directions:

Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add cereal; cook 4 minutes or until fragrant, stirring occasionally. Add milk, water, figs, apricots and salt. Bring to a simmer; cook about 5 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer to four warmed serving bowls; let stand 1 or 2 minutes (cereal will be very hot). Serve with toppings.

Substitutions:

1 cup chopped dates or dried mixed fruit bits may be substituted for the figs and apricots. Skim milk plus ½ teaspoon vanilla may be substituted for the vanilla soymilk, and apple pie spice may replace the cinnamon.
Nutrition Facts:
Calories:  389.79 g
Fat Calories: 39.08 g
Total Fat:  4.34 g
Sat. Fat:  0.41 g
Cholesterol:  0.00 mg
Sodium:  624.23 mg
Total Carbohydrate:  80.26 g
Fiber:  11.86 g
Sugars:  41.12 g
Protein:  10.78 g
Vitamin A:  15.83 RE
Vitamin C:  3.51 mg
Calcium:  300.31 mg
Iron:  3.83 mg