Breakfast Ideas - Phase 2 - Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

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01-26-2009, 02:17 PM
Mmm...this sounds yummy!

Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal
From Eating Well (
Makes 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each

1 ¼ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup raisins [could sub lower GI dried fruit, like apricots]
2 cups nonfat milk or reduced-fat soymilk [make sure soymilk is SF]
⅛ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups Cooked Wheat Berries (recipe is here (
2 teaspoons brown sugar [I'd use 1 tsp Splenda or stevia, 1 tsp of SF Maple syrup]
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted (see Tip)

Place oats, raisins, milk (or soymilk) and salt in a large, microwave-safe bowl. (No microwave? See Stovetop Variation below.) Stir to combine. Microwave on High, uncovered, for 3 minutes. Stir in cooked wheat berries and microwave again until hot, 1 to 2 minutes more. Let stand for 1 minute. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve.

Stovetop Variation: Bring milk (or soymilk) to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in oats, raisins and salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in cooked wheat berries and cook until heated through, about 1 minute more. Remove from the heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon; let stand for 1 minute. Sprinkle with toasted almonds and serve.

Tip: Toast slivered almonds in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Information
Per serving: 340 calories; 6 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 59 g carbohydrate; 14 g protein; 7 g fiber; 304 mg sodium; 392 mg potassium.
Nutrition bonus: Fiber (28% daily value), Calcium (21% dv), Iron (15% dv).
3 1/2 Carbohydrate Servings
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1/2 nonfat milk, 1 fat

08-06-2009, 12:35 PM
I've made two big crock-pots full of this so far. It's AMAZING!!! I messed up and made way more wheat berries than I needed, so I froze them in portions, which made it super-duper easy to make the cereal. Plus I was able to make some salads with wheat berries in no time at all! So I suggest quadrupling the wheat berry portion for cooking and storing the extras in the freezer. :idea:

This breakfast is not only super yummy, but extremely filling. Mmm! :love: