Creamy Whipped Wheatberry Porridge

When I think of wheatberries, “creamy” never automatically comes to mind. Wheatberries are instead one of chewiest grains I have yet to come across. The nutty kernels are obtained through the wheat grain, which is stripped of just its outer hull. The method produces whole wheat grain kernels known as wheatberries.

Lucky for us, the minimal processing leaves the wheat grain with nearly all of its nutrients in tact. Score!…Think tons of fiber, protein, iron, and antioxidants galore. Can’t go wrong with that, right?

The minimal processing also leaves the wheat with an extra chewy texture, its signature attribute that makes the berries perfect for adding to dishes like soups and salads.

However, I decided one morning I wanted to turn this nutty grain into a warm and luscious breakfast. And the thought of chewing through a whole bowl of wheat berries upon just waking up made me want to jump right back under the covers. To avoid an early morning mouth workout, instead I decided to throw those wheatberries into the food processor and whip them up into a modern-day Goldilocks delight. Who knew wheatberries could taste so good, creamy or chewy?

Creamy Whipped Wheatberries

(Serves 2)

-1 1/4 cup cooked wheatberries
-8 oz. strongly brewed green tea
-Scant 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
-2/3’s of a banana
-Salt, pinch
-3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
-Maple syrup, drizzle
-Soy milk or almond milk

Place wheatberries, tea, bananas, cinnamon, and pinch of salt into a food processor. Process until smooth. Continue whipping for a few minutes to create a light consistency. If not hot, place in pan or nuke in microwave until warm. Top with walnuts, maple syrup, and a splash of soy milk.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Simply Life
    February 26, 2011 at 6:45 am

    wow, I would never think to do this- I’m sure it tasted amazing!

  • Reply
    Andrea@WellnessNotes
    February 26, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Wheatberries are on my “eat more” list! Love what you did with them!

  • Reply
    The Candid RD
    February 26, 2011 at 8:40 am

    I agree with Andrea, I need to eat more wheatberries. Heck, I’ve only tried them once, and it was a small bite….and we sell them where I work!! Yep, it’s time for some wheat berries.

  • Reply
    Taylor
    February 27, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Fabulous idea to blend them into a less toothsome porridge!

  • Reply
    Roxsan
    December 11, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    What could you use instead of green tea?

    • Reply
      Grace Dickinson
      December 11, 2012 at 5:47 pm

      Sure. You could substitute another tea, or try using soy milk or even water.

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