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Wheatberry Heaven

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It’s official; I am obsessed with blended grains now. I love the pudding-like consistency.
Today I finally was able to try blended wheatberries as a stand-in for oatmeal, and OH MY GOODNESS, were they ever good! The creamy goodness was just so overwhelming that I had to pinch myself to make sure I was really experiencing such deliciousness (No, don’t worry; I didn’t really pinch myself). I know I’m acting a little crazy; after all, it’s just a food. But hey, you can’t judge me unless you try it– and you ALL should try it!

Wheatberry Heaven

1. Cook 1/4c dried wheatberries at least until they pop (in other words, until they break apart so you can see the white/inside part).

2. Drain the wheatberries, but either leave a little extra liquid OR add some non-dairy milk or some juice. At this point, you can also choose to add some other “oatmeal” mix-ins (or you can add them later if you don’t want them pulverized). I left some of the cooking liquid, and I added a little salt and some melted banana to mine, which yielded a gooey caramelized result.

3. Get out your hand-blender, or put the wheatberries in a food processor and mix until smooth. The longer you whip it, the creamier it gets.

4. Add any other oatmeal mix-ins you want. Eat hot or cold. Enjoy every creamy bite.

Heaven in a bowl.


All right, I will stop bombarding you with all my “blended grains” posts. I think I’ve beaten the topic to death (no pun intended).

What should I post tomorrow? Perhaps some fondant-decorated cake pictures are in order?

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. evestirs says:

    What should I cook the 1/4c dried wheatberries in?

    or is it almost like you are roasting them?

  2. shellyfish says:

    I love the wheatberries myself Special K! You know, when I cook mine, they don’t have a white part – they sort of explode, but it’s all brown… maybe they’re different here? Either way, wheatberries in my breakfast make me a happyfish!

  3. sweetpotato says:

    Yes! Fondant decorated treats, please!

  4. evestirs says:

    Cool, thanks!

    Yeah, me 2! It’s not too often I find another female vegan so into hockey. :)

    I’ll have to give the wheatberries a try.

  5. Vegyogini says:

    I believe I have an open bag of wheatberries languishing in my cupboard, so I should give this a try. Sounds wonderful!

  6. Erin at says:

    I sort of love watching this obsession evolve.

  7. Ricki says:

    Now you’ve got me on the blended bandwagon–I had blended barley for breakfast (try saying THAT five times)–and boy, was it delicious! What a great way to get cooked whole grains into your system! :)

  8. glidingcalm says:

    that sounds so good! i still need to try wheatberries. too bad anything that goes in a blender always sounds way too intimidating for me. I think it’s the whole clean up process!

    happy friday CCV!

  9. River says:

    All Hail the Queen! :)

    Fondant decorated cakes? I vote YES!

  10. Vegan On Stage says:

    HEY!!! that sounds so great.. especially because wheat berries take sosososo long to absorb water!

  11. Em says:

    keep these oatmeal posts comin!

  12. selina says:

    ive never had wheatberries. i crave oatmeal something fierce in the dead of winter… i’ll have to keep this in mind.

  13. shelby says:

    Uhh, now I must go find some wheatberries! This looks amazingly delicious =)

  14. Joanna says:

    a fondant cake?!?!??! i’ve never used fondant before. i can’t wait to see what you’ve made.

  15. Gina says:

    i can’t find wheatberries here!! :( maybe i will order some??
    i think the fondant cake pics are a GREAT idea!

  16. Emma says:

    I am dying to try wheatberries now! That looks really scrummy!

  17. eatingbender says:

    Yum! I love the looks of the blended wheatberries – best one yet! Oh, and love the pun – even if it was unintentional ;o)

    I’m excited to see some fondant!!

  18. Brooke says:

    Katie, you are adorable. I am the same way with some food that I discover and love. You are not alone! :)

    I have yet to try wheatberries, but I look forward to experimenting with them for breakfast, and blended! They look incredibly creamy in the picture.

    About the maple syrup, it is a must in oats! Even with plain cinnamon it is simply love :)

  19. Andrea says:

    mmmm yay for decorated cake. i think some chocolate is in order 😉 haha that or your mad frosting skills lol

  20. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Can you believe I’ve never had wheatberries? I need to get with the program!

  21. Sanja says:

    Quite a while ago I started blending porridges too and I love it. How long do you need to cook the wheatberries before they pop (approximately, I’m just not good in waiting for my breakfast, so I need to know if I should prepare something in advance…)