Wheatberry and apple porridge

    45 min

    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.

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    Serves: 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

    Prep: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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    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  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)