When I was a kid I spent time during the summers at my Grandparents farm with my sister and all of my cousins. I look back at those times with such fondness, and so much gratitude for having had the chance to live a farm experience, especially now that no one in our family farms anymore. I feel sad that my kids won’t be able to have this experience. 🙁
One of the things I think about when I remember the farm, is the Wheat Berry Cereal my Grandma & Grandpa used to make us. They would make it with wheat straight from the grain bins…home grown and home made. Amazing.
So when I was in a bulk food store a while ago, and I saw these wheat berries, I had to have them. I had to make this treat for my kids. Honestly, this is one of my most favourite breakfasts ever. But it’s a heavy bowl of cereal, and not something I could eat everyday for sure. But a treat once in a while, it is!
It’s so chewy, creamy, and yummy! So, if you are looking for something a little different for breakfast, this is it. And it’s perfect for cold winter mornings.
You have to eat this cereal with cream and brown sugar. Pure heaven!
Make sure to give yourself a lot of time to make this cereal. The wheat needs up to an hour or more to soften. I remember my Grandparents actually putting this on the stove at night, on the lowest setting so it would be ready in the morning. So good.
Wheat Berry Cereal
- 1 cup dried wheat berries
- 3 cups water
- 1/4 tsp salt
Bring the water to a boil, then add the salt and wheat berries. Stir.
Reduce heat to a very low simmer and cook, uncovered, until all the almost all the water is absorbed, and the wheat is chewy but not crunchy. This will take between 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
Drain any remaining water.
Serve with cream and brown sugar!
I usually make this cereal the night before and put it in the fridge overnight. Just reheat the amount you want to eat for breakfast (I just use the microwave).
Have a delicious day!