Wheatberry and apple porridge recipe

Wheatberry and apple porridge recipe

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  • Recipes
  • Dish type
  • Breakfast
  • Porridge

Wheatberries are simmered with dried apples, toasted nuts and steel-cut oats creating a rustic porridge-style dish that will keep you full all morning.

2 people made this

IngredientsServes: 6

  • 120ml water
  • 80ml wheatberries (see note)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 235g pinhead oats (see note)
  • 40g chopped pecans
  • 35g flaked almonds
  • 700ml boiling water
  • 85g chopped dried apples
  • 65g caster sugar, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:10min soaking › Ready in:45min

  1. Combine 120ml water and wheatberries in a small saucepan; bring to the boil. Cover saucepan, remove from heat and set aside for wheatberries to soak, about 10 minutes.
  2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat; cook and stir oats, pecans and almonds in melted butter until golden and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Carefully pour boiling water into nut mixture; add wheatberries and dried apples. Cover saucepan and cook over low heat, without stirring, until wheatberries are tender, about 20 minutes; stir in sugar, cinnamon and salt.


Wheatberries are the whole grain form of wheat before any processing occurs. You can find them in some of the larger supermarkets and in health food shops.

Pinhead oats

Pinhead oats, sometimes known as steel cut oats, are much coarser than porridge oats. You can find them in some of the larger supermarkets and in health food shops.

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by Elisha Beachy

This was fantastic.I replaced the cup of oats with a cup of cooked hulled barley.Replaced the nuts with mixed roasted nuts.Also, cut the sugar in half.Cut up a banana instead of the dried apples. Definitely making this again.-04 Jan 2018

Wheat berries are the edible part of the wheat kernel, including the bran, the germ, and the endosperm, before the grain undergoes any processing. You can use this chewy, nutty, high-fiber whole grain like you would any other whole grain.

Whole grain wheat berries are hard and thus, take a while to cook. To prepare wheat berries, cover them with plenty of water, bring it to a boil, and them simmer them in a covered pot for about an hour, or until they soften. For quicker cooking, soak wheat berries overnight first. You can also cook them in your crock pot or pressure cooker.

Use cooked wheat berries like you would rice or any other whole grain, in soups, salads, side dishes, or as a base for a stir-fry. You can stuff bell peppers with them or simmer them in milk for a breakfast porridge. If you have a home mill (or a Vitamix or other high-powered food processor), you can use wheat berries to make your own fresh wheat flour.

How to cook tender, chewy wheat berries in the slow cooker

What are wheat berries? A wheat berry is an entire wheat kernel (except for the hull).

What do I use them for? They can be cooked and used in salads, side dishes or soups or they can be milled into whole grain flour. I have a lot of wheat in my home because I grind my wheat with a Nutrimill to make breads, muffins, pancakes and waffles. I can find wheat at the grocery store in the bulk section or at my Costco they sell it in big buckets. I like soft wheat over hard wheat but either will work!

What do they taste like? Wheat berries have a sweet, nutty flavor. They are tender and chewy. Their flavor works well in savory dishes as well as sweet breakfast dishes. They hold their shape and texture even after cooking for long hours in the slow cooker. These make them great in soups and chilis.

How do I cook them? Well, you can cook them on the stove but I, of course, prefer to make them in the slow cooker! This is how I make them:

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  • 1 ½ large white onions cut into 1-inch pieces
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      The cooking instructions for different types of wheat berries are similar.

      For stovetop cooking, bring 2 ½ cups (625 ml) of water to a boil for every 1 cup (250 ml) of raw wheat berries. Before adding wheat berries to boiling water, place them in a colander and rinse under running water until the water runs clear. Add wheat berries to boiling water, and stir until water returns to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until wheat berries are tender. Remove from heat, drain off any excess water and fluff wheat berries with a fork. 1 cup of raw wheat berries will yield 2 ½ cups cooked wheat berries.

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      Depending on the type of recipe you'll be adding wheat berries to, cooking time may vary slightly. For instance, a salad tastes better with slightly al dente, or chewy wheat berries, while other dishes such as breakfast porridge may require wheat berries that are slightly softer and cooked longer.

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