Cranberry Breakfast Wheat Berries

If you have not tried breakfast wheat berries before, stop right here!

Run, do not walk, to your nearest hippie grocery store (or probably Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods if you are one of those fancy people living in a big town with stuff in it) and buy some!

These are SO GOOD! In spite of the hour cook time, they may replace my usual oatmeal for breakfast. (Hello impatient girl who eats nearly raw spaghetti because 10 minutes is too long to wait for food.) 

As I was putting my breakfast together this morning, Chris looked at it and made the “tomato face”. That’s bad. Raw tomatoes are one of the only foods that Chris does not like.

“Brit, what is that stuff?”

“Breakfast wheat berries. They are going to be so awesome. I have extras, do you want me to make you some also?”

Silence and more tomato face.

I continued to prep my breakfast awesomeness. After thoroughly mixing the yogurt, honey, craisins, and wheat berries, I brought a spoonful over to Chris.

“Do you want to try them now?”

“Ok.” Tastes…”Wow, those are actually really good!”

 He’s right. They are amazing. Good-bye oatmeal.

Well, at least until the novelty wears off.

I may not always have my act together enough to remember to prep the wheat berries ahead of time. Until laziness gets the best of me, I will look forward to breakfast wheat berries each morning.

 

*Note – I put a lot more yogurt on my wheat berries than this, but I thought the picture would showcase the wheat berries better without the full cup of yogurt mounded on top.

Ingredients:

  • 1-3/4 cups water 
  • 1/2 cup hard red wheat berries, rinsed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup craisins
  • 2 cups plain non-fat yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey

Directions:

  • In a saucepan combine water, salt, wheat berries.
  • Bring to a rolling boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer for one hour or until tender.
  • Drain and set aside to cool or serve immediately. (Cooked wheat berries can be stored in your refrigerator for about five days.)
  • To serve, top each serving of wheat berries with 1 tbsp craisins (heat if necessary), 1/2 cup yogurt, and 1 tbsp honey.

Servings ~ 2
Calories ~ 367, Fat ~ 1 g, Carbohydrates ~ 78 g, Protein ~ 18 g

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1 comment
  1. Megs said:

    I keep reading about these! I’ll have to try them soon. If only I had read this post a little earlier, I JUST got back from my local health food store. No Trader Joes or Whole Foods nearby. 😦

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