Einkorn overnight wheat berries are a great way to start the day with some soaked whole grains, and the apple cinnamon flavor is simply amazing! They can be eaten cold like cereal, or boiled for more of an oatmeal experience. Either way, you can’t go wrong with these overnight wheat berries!
Einkorn wheat is a staple in our home and has been for over four years. We made the switch at that time because gluten free eating had become too expensive and was really not any better for our health.
After hearing about and researching Einkorn wheat, we decided to give it a try, even though we had been a “gluten free” household for almost 12 years. Since Einkorn is the “original wheat” and has never been hybridized or “messed with”, I was interested to see how my body would react to wheat in the form is was meant to be consumed.
Much to our delight we had zero reactions to the Einkorn, other than to fall in love with it right away!
And since it’s wheat I was able to go back to using all my favorite tried and true family recipes! Things like this no-knead sandwich bread, my great-grandmother’s pie crust, and these knock-your-socks-off yeast rolls!
But in the years since we started learning about and using Einkorn flour, we’ve become more and more curious about whole grain Einkorn (as opposed to the pre-ground flour that we normally buy). Recently I was able to acquire some Einkorn wheat berries and so I started experimenting!
The very first thing I wanted to try was an oatmeal substitute. I know that oatmeal can be “gluten free”, but we have been steering clear of it anyway for the most part.
Much to my delight, my first attempt at overnight wheat berries turned out to be a complete success! The Einkorn wheat berries are much softer than other wheat berries, so if you are trying this with NON-EINKORN wheat berries you may need to cook the berries first.
Usually 30-45 minutes boiled in filtered water will do the trick. I didn’t have to do that with the Einkorn berries though, so it just depends on what you’re using.
Check out this video of the process and then see the printable recipe below that!
Apple Cinnamon Overnight Wheat Berries
- 1/2 cup Wheat Berries (we used Einkorn)
- 3/4 cup Milk
- Honey, to taste
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Diced Apple
- Combine ingredients into a mason jar, or other glass container. Stir well.
- Refrigerate overnight (at least 8 hours).
- Stir once removed from fridge and serve cold for a crunchy cereal experience.
- Boil until soft (about 15 minutes) and serve warm!
- If using NON-EINKORN wheat berries, you may need to boil (30-45 minutes) in water before combining with other ingredients and refrigerating.