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Slow-Cooker Molasses and Spice Wheat Berries

Photo: Travis Rathbone
Prep time 5 mins
Cook time 8 hrs
Yield Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 cup wheat berries (such as Kamut or hard red)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 strips orange zest, peeled with a vegetable peeler
  • 1 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • Raisins and toasted pecans, for serving, optional

Nutrition Information

  • calories 170
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 5 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 10 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 52 mg
  • calcium 33 mg

How to Make It

  1. In a 4-quart slow cooker, stir wheat berries, cinnamon stick, orange zest, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, salt, butter and 4 cups water until combined. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours. Remove and discard ginger and cinnamon stick. Stir in molasses. Divide among 6 bowls; top with raisins and pecans before serving, if desired.