Wheat Berry Breakfast Bowl from Heidi Swanson
red anjou pears or any firm, flavorful pear.
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup maple syrup
scant tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil
scant tablespoon of butter
2 firm pears, cored and chopped into 1/4-inch thin bite-sized slices
1/2 cup fresh cranberries
3 cups cooked wheat berries* (see head notes for alternatives)
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/2 cup assorted dried fruits, chopped (I used equal portions of dried
persimmons, dates, and crystallized ginger)
- Whisk the yogurt and maple syrup together and set aside.
- In a large skillet over medium-hight heat, sauté the pear slices
in the olive oil and butter for about five minute, or until they get
a bit golden. Keep an eye on them though, because they can burn in a
flash. Toward the very end, stir in the cranberries and cook for another
minute or so - just until the cranberries soften up a bit and a few
of them begin to split open. Add the wheat berries to the skillet and
- Turn out onto a platter, or serve in individual bowls ladled with
a generous amount of the maple yogurt, and sprinkled with plenty of
pecans and dried fruit. Serve more maple syrup on the side.
*To cook wheat berries: Combine 2 cups wheat berries, 6 cups water, and
2 teaspoons salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a
boil, lower the heat, and simmer, covered, until plump and chewy (and
a few of the berries split open), about an hour or so. The berries will
stay al dente, and the only way to be sure they're done is to taste a
few. Drain and set aside.
Source: 101 Cookbooks by Heidi Swanson http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/wheat-berry-breakfast-bowl-recipe.html
Crockpot Wheat Berry Cereal
Makes 4 servings
1 cup Wheat berries - rinsed and drained
2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup apricots - chopped
1/4 cup raisins
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
- Place all ingredients in the crockpot in the evening. Stir to mix.
- Cook on low over night.
- Serve in the morning with milk and brown sugar.
Source: Mr. Breakfast http://www.mrbreakfast.com/superdisplay.asp?recipeid=1771#