A crock pot breakfast: hot and hearty

Did you ever wish you could make breakfast in the crock pot too?

Well believe it or not you can and this recipe is one that has not only met all our own criteria but has become a staple on our weekly menu year-round.

2 c. wheat berries (whole kernels, raw)In the evening: you have wheat kernels
7 c. water (pure water if possible)
a sprinkle of salt

Cook on low overnight and serve hot. Wheatberries will be soft but not mushy. It makes enough for up to twelve bowls and is best with home-made granola, raisins and fresh bananas. Some have it with milk & brown sugar as they would any other hot cereal and leftover wheatberries are good on pancakes.

So that’s our “secret recipe”. We’ve found that few have heard of a crock pot breakfast but maybe once you’ve tried it you will pass the word yourself. Here in West Virginia we know that a hearty healthy breakfast is one thing that can put you up the hill!

“Give us this day our daily bread . . .”

In the morning: you have wheat berries!


  1. Robert June 22, 2007 at 9:49 pm #

    Mmmmmm. They’re good on pancakes, too! 🙂

  2. Joshua June 25, 2007 at 8:23 am #

    Ah, yes. I recall having that scrumptuous meal at your home (I believe even on our most recent visit). My favorite wheatberry concoction was when you all served it with small red berries freshly picked from the hillside (goonie berries??).

  3. Donald June 25, 2007 at 9:29 am #

    Oh yes, goumi berries. Maybe one day we’ll be able to try it with our own blueberries too! And about pancakes, last week you should have seen them: heaped over with fruit salad, peanuts, peanut butter, honey cappings (honey with the honeycomb) maple syrup, molasses and, drumroll please . . . wheatberries! That was a stick-to-your-ribs breakfast and needless to say there was a lot accomplished on the shed foundation that day. Praise the Lord for the whole grain in “our daily bread”!

  4. JenIG August 30, 2007 at 7:54 am #

    yay! thanks for posting this. We used to have this, but then lost and forgot the recipe. This will be perfect to put together Sat night.

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