Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal - Joyful Thrifty Home
May 182014

Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal - Joyful Thrifty Home

I am not a morning person so even after I pull myself out of bed I am not usually very coherent until I’ve had some coffee. Not being a morning person also means that it’s easy for me to skip breakfast. For a long time my normal breakfast has consisted of nothing but coffee…just coffee. Without my coffee, I tend to do crazy things like put cumin instead of cinnamon on my oatmeal and not on purpose. Yes, I actually did that. I told you I was not very coherent in the morning didn’t I? Thankfully the smell alerted me to my mistake and I dumped it out before I ate any of it.

One of the things I am working in my journey to getting healthier is eating more often and that includes breakfast even if that means preparing something before I am fully awake. It has been a challenge to force myself to eat breakfast everyday but I am getting better at it.

One of my major challenges in making sure I get breakfast everyday has been finding something that is easy to prepare yet still good for me. I want something that is going to help me get going in the morning not something loaded with sugar that is just going to make me crash mid morning.

Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal (Berries) - Joyful Thrifty Home

I try to find things with fiber, protein or other good nutrients to help get me going in the morning which is why I love this berry breakfast cereal. It’s packed with lots of wholesome goodness.

I initially tried quinoa on its own but wasn’t a huge fan so that’s why I decided to mix it with oats. I also added flax/chia for extra fiber and omega-3. You can add whatever berries you like. I just love the combination of raspberries and blueberries so that is what I used. My favorite part of this cereal is how the raspberries are crushed and mixed in so you get the tart berry flavor in every bite.

Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal

Author: Ashley | Joyful Thrifty Home (www.JoyfulThriftyHom

Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal


  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax or chia seeds (or a blend of both)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • sweetener of choice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped nuts (optional - sliced almonds shown)
  • additional berries (optional)


  1. Combine oats, quinoa, flax and water in a bowl and mix. Microwave for one minute. Remove and stir.
  2. Add milk, berries and sweeten to taste. Mix until well combined. Return to microwave and cook for one more minute or until heated through.
  3. Crush the raspberries and mix well.
  4. Top with nuts and additional berries.


Stove Top Directions: Place dry ingredients and water in saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook for one to two minutes longer. Stir in milk, berries and sweetener. Cook until heated through.


Looking for more healthy breakfasts? Check out The Healthy Breakfast Book by Katie of Kitchen Stewardship. You’ll find lots of great ideas for making breakfast the real food way. Here’s the short synopsis: “With over 50 family-friendly recipes, key tips for planning ahead, hosting a brunch and the one food to have on hand to kickstart your family’s “5-a-day” fruits and veggies at breakfast, this book will be your guide to healthier mornings.”

The Healthy Breakfast Book by Kitchen Stewardship

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About the Author

Ashley has been happily married to her husband since July 2010. She is a thrifty girl at heart with a bit of a crafty side. She is also a once disaster in the kitchen turned aspiring home chef. She loves coffee and herbal tea and is a self proclaimed library nerd. But her real passions are encouraging others in their Christian faith and to show people that it is possible to live well even if you are on a tight budget.

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  3 Responses to “Wholesome Berry Breakfast Cereal”

  1. How many servings would this make? It sounds delish!!!

    • It makes about one or two servings depending on how much you want to eat. I normally make about this much for one, but don’t always get through it all.

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