Wheat Berry Ready

February 26, 2010 at 7:03 am 13 comments

I finally remembered to make my wheat berries!!! I got these ages ago, and only think of them in the morning when I want to add them to my oats, but they take awhile to prepare so I always just say “forget it!”.  (Wheat berries (or one word- wheatberries) are the entire grain except the hull– talk about whole grains!)

I saw them in the pantry last night and threw them on the counter so I’d see them and remember to get them going before I went to bed.

I made all the wheat berries I had so the whole bunch would be ready and waiting whenever I wanted them. They’re easy to make, just take a bit-o-time.

1. Cover in water- about 3 1/2 cups water for every cup wheat berries. Let soak over night.

2. In the morning, bring to boil, then simmer 50-60 minutes. Add water if needed.

3. Cool & store. Or eat instantly 🙂

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The wheat berries add such a wonderful depth to oatmeal. They contribute the perfect amount of chewiness without making the bowl of oats overly filling. I’m in love! 🙂

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I had pumpkin chai oats again this morning, but this time with wheat berries of course. And added pecans on top.

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Still with peanut butter of course!

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So was that enough pictures of wheat berries for you? 😉

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  • 1. Daniel  |  February 26, 2010 at 8:43 am

    I have the same problem, I always want to cook the wheatberries but I forget about them or feel like I don’t have time!

    If I have time this weekend from homework I plan to make up a bunch of staples (beans, grains, etc.) and freeze them for the dorm, so wheatberries are definitely on my list.

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  • 2. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine  |  February 26, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I’ve never had wheatberries, but I know they’re outstanding nutritionally. You mention the texture, but that do they taste like? Regular grains or slightly different?

    Have a great weeekend!

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  • 3. musingsofthegranolagirl  |  February 26, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Those wheatberries look great! I’ve been meaning to try them out!

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  • 4. theprocessofhealing  |  February 26, 2010 at 9:20 am

    I’ve never had wheatberries before!! They sound good though.

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  • 5. Kelly  |  February 26, 2010 at 9:41 am

    YUM! Those look so good!

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  • 6. Madeline - Greens and Jeans  |  February 26, 2010 at 11:07 am

    I’ve heard so much about wheatberries that I might have to finally give them a go!

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  • 7. todayslady  |  February 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Whenever I see wheatberries on blog post I really want to try them. The problem is that I always forget to buy them at the grocery store! Ok, that’s it. I’m writing them on my grocery list now!

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  • 8. Lacey  |  February 26, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    i have never tried wheat berries but i’m much more likely to now tha tyou have spelled out how to make them! thank you for the tutorial 🙂

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  • 9. Lindsayruns  |  February 26, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I managed to get my act together for my steel cut oats last night, but forgot that I could do the same with wheatberries at the same time. Next time! I love their texture, they just pop in your mouth I think!

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  • 10. Heather (Where's the Beach)  |  February 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Yum. I love wheat berries. I think it’s the texture.

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  • 11. Kara (@ Kara's Marathon)  |  February 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Those look fantastic – I think there were some in my frozen Amy’s steel-cut oats the other morning!! Where are they in the supermarket?

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  • 12. trialsoftraining  |  March 1, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    simmer for 50-60 minutes?! Id’ never have the patience for that in the morning either! Thanks for the pics/steps though, I’ve never made these but def want to try them. I love adding a little punch to morning oats 🙂

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  • 13. Bye Bye Miss American Pie « with a Side of Sneakers  |  March 8, 2010 at 10:04 am

    […] apple pie oatmeal is my usual oat combo plus cottage cheese, roasted apples, wheat berries, and chopped walnuts. I added a spoonful of peanut butter […]

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