Making wheat berries for breakfast can require waking up before sunrise, since the grains take at least an hour to cook. But, thanks to new flash-freezing technology, excellent precooked whole grains like barley, quinoa and wheat berries are ready in the time it takes to brew coffee. F&W's Justin Chapple turns frozen grains into a porridge that's great with all kinds of toppings. Slideshow:  Whole Grain Breakfasts 

Justin Chapple
Justin Chapple
December 2013

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Credit: © Chris Court

Recipe Summary

total:
15 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan, whisk the milk with the bananas, cinnamon and a generous pinch of salt. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until thickened slightly, about 3 minutes. Add the frozen grains and oats and cook, stirring, until the grains are heated through and the porridge is creamy, about 5 minutes. Spoon into bowls and top with fruit, almonds and maple syrup.

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Make Ahead

The porridge can be refrigerated overnight. Reheat gently, adding milk as needed to thin out the porridge.

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