This cozy breakfast is one you could meal prep ahead of time and enjoy within 5 minutes of waking up in the mornings. The trick to meal prep is to prepare all of the components of the dish, store them in separate containers so you’re only left with assembly when you are ready to enjoy.
I chose to cook with wheat berries for todays recipe because they are packed with nutrients! What are wheat berries? They are the whole grain form of wheat. They promote regularity because of the fiber they pack, regulate blood sugar & strengthen our bones from the calcium, phosphorus & vitamin D they contain! Best part, they taste delicious, have a bit of a nutty flavor with the slightest crunch. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Ready in: 55 minutes
1/2 cup of Earthly Choice Wheat Berries (uncooked)
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 cup almond milk
2 sliced apples (I used Gala)
1/2 cup of raw chopped walnuts
2 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp Earthly Choice Chia Seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Rinse and drain the wheat berries. In a rice cooker, add the washed wheat berries with water. Cook for 45 minutes. If you are using a stovetop pot, just keep an eye on it to ensure the water doesn't run out (if it does, just add more water).
Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350. Place the walnuts flat on a baking tray. Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes. Keep your eye on them after 5 minutes as all ovens are different (To by-pass this step just buy roasted walnuts. However, I like to roast them myself as I get to control the oils and sugars going in).
Add your sliced apples to a big microwavable bowl, add half of your cinnamon and nutmeg to the apples and toss well. Microwave for 90 seconds until the apples become moist. Remove from the microwave.
Next, add the warm, cooked wheat berries and the rest of the cinnamon and nutmeg to the top. Stir all of this together well.
Serve into two separate bowls. Sprinkle on 1/4 cup roasted walnuts, 1 tbsp raisins, 1/2 tbsp maple syrup and 1/2 tbsp chia seeds onto each bowl separately.
Finally, add 3/4 cup almond milk into each bowl.
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