A few months ago, I contributed for the soft white wheat berries on a whim. I had never ground my own wheat and didn’t even own a device that would do it. I read that you could eat it like oatmeal in the morning or in tabbouleh salad so I was convinced that I would find fabulous things to do with them. Honestly, they have sat for quite a while. However, this morning I woke up inspired! My family LOVES cereal and I have tried to get them to add other breakfast items into their repertoire. Mostly, I’m quite unsuccessful. They enjoy the ease of eating a cold bowl of cereal in the morning – even granola is a failure. One of the cereals that we often buy is the puffed wheat that has a honey coating on it. I thought that I could do something similar with the wheat berries. So I whipped up a small, experimental batch. Once the cooled, I sampled a handful and they were delicious! Unfortunately, when I added milk the texture changed and I didn’t care for them as much. All is not lost because they make a wonderful whole-grain snack.
Of course, because of my successful sweet wheat berry snack, I needed to also make a savory snack. The savory ones are so good (almost like popcorn or something) and versatile and they would make an excellent salad topper also. Both versions are really good and easy. These snacks pass the family test which makes me really happy because wheat berries are loaded with good nutrition!
I’ll just need to go back to the drawing board on the cereal.