Spotlight Recipe: Whole-Grain Breakfast Porridge

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Slow Cook Porridge with Mixed Fruit in Blue Bowls

Even my strong sweet tooth needs a break after a month of holiday treats. This soul-warming recipe from Food Network Magazine has a touch of brown sugar (swap for honey if you prefer), but most of the flavor comes from the cinnamon and dried fruit. Plus, all the whole-grain fiber keeps me from grazing on leftover cookies mid-morning; the B-vitamins are a good energy boost, too. Top with a few chopped nuts for a little extra crunch.

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