Maple-Fig Wheat Berry Oatmeal

Tired of your plain old breakfasts every morning?! Well try this new and delicious oatmeal to start your day off right!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup steel-cut oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup of wheat berries
  • 4-6 Black Mission Figs (rinsed and sliced)
  • 1 cup of vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of choppped almonds
  • 1/4 cup of pur maple syrup
  • 2 pinches of table salt
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground cinnamon and nutmeg, to taste

Directions

  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups of water and a pinch of table salt to raging boil in a pot.
  2. Pour in wheat berries, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 1 hour.
  3. Set aside for 2-3 minutes to cool, covered.
  4. After 30 minutes of boiling wheat berries, in a separate pot bring 2 1/2 cups of water and a pinch of table salt to a raging boil.
  5. Pour in steal cut oats, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  6. Set aside for 2-3 minutes to cool, covered.
  7. In a cast iron skillet, toss almonds with oilive oil and kosher salt.
  8. Over medium heat roast almonds until golden brown and fragrant-tossing gently.
  9. Remove from heat and set aside.
  10. In 2 separate serving bowls, spoon 1/2 of oatmeal and 1/2 of wheat bearries misxing together with 1/8 cup of maply syrup, 1/2 cup of vanilla greek yogurt and figs.
  11. Top oatmeal with maple syrup and almonds, dusting with cinnamon and nutmet
  12. Server warm and enjoy!

*If you know you want this for breakfast in the morning, soak oats and wheat berries over night in water. This will reduce cooking time by 50-75%. (For every cup of oats or wheat berries add 1 1/2 cups of water.) Heat the grained with a reduced amout of water in a boiling pot.

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