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Red River Hot Cereal Mix (Copycat)

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“I bought a box of Red River hot cereal recently-specifically to create a copycat version although it's been on my To Do List for a long time. All ingredients were purchased in bulk at the natural food store using Oregon-based Bob's Red Mill products exclusively including organic 'Pumpernickel Dark Rye Meal' which I was happy to discover. *Please* note that I estimated amounts for this cereal and you can adjust the amounts if you wish. The cooking directions were taken directly from the back of the box.”
4 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons brown flax seeds
  • 2 tablespoons golden flax seeds
  • 2 cups cracked wheat
  • 2 cups rye meal


  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl then transfer to an airtight container or "Ziploc"-type plastic bag.
  2. To prepare: For 2 servings, place 1 1/2 cups filtered water, 1/2 cup Red River Copycat Hot Cereal Mix and 1/4 teaspoon salt (the salt is optional) in a sauce pan.
  3. Bring to a boil; stirring occasionally.
  4. Reduce to a gentle boil and cook 5 minutes uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  5. After cooking is complete, remove sauce pan from stove top and cover. Set aside for a few minutes.
  6. Enjoy with your favorite additions and toppings: milk, dried fruit, cinnamon, etc.

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