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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Breakfast from the crockpot: Cream of wheat berries

This is a simple way to try a brand new whole grain for a nourishing hot breakfast!

Cream of Wheat Berries
Serves 4
1/2 cup wheat berries*
1/4 cup cracked wheat*
1/2 cup rolled (old-fashioned) oats
4 cups water
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
1/2 cup dried cranberries

  1. In a 3 1/2 to 4 quart crockpot, combine the wheat berries, cracked wheat, oats, and water. Stir in the cardamom (or cinnamon). Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. (Note: a holiday light timer can be used to automatically shut off the crockpot, if necessary.
*Wheat berries and cracked wheat can be found in the bulk section of the supermarket. 

If you're feeling adventurous, get creative with this recipe! Substitute different grains, add chopped apples, try raisins instead of cranberries, or use different spices. It's up to you!

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