Caramelized Apple Wheat Berry Porridge with Cranberries and Pepitas

If you've never prepared wheat berry porridge, you are in for a treat with this recipe. Great for a breakfast on a cool fall morning, Caramelized Apple Wheat Berry Porridge with Cranberries and Pepitas will fill your appetite until lunch. Including porridge, topped with sweet cranberries and pumpkin seeds recipe is also vegan so no one will be left out for breakfast. With its creamy and comforting taste, this is the perfect breakfast for someone trying to eat healthier on a cold morning.
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4 servings
Difficulty: Medium


  • 1 Cup wheat berries
  • 4 Cups water
  • 1½ Cup unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • ½ tsp ginger powder
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 packets Stevia (can also sub ¼ cup brown or granulated sugar)
To make the caramelized apples:
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • ¼ Cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp apple pie spice
To serve:
  • cranberries and pumpkin seeds


  1. To cook the wheat berries, place in medium pot with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower to a simmer and cook for about 1 hour until wheat berries are soft and slightly chewy.
  2. When ready to make the porridge, combine your cooked wheat berries with the soy milk, apple pie spice, ginger, vanilla and Stevia. Simmer on low until milk mixture thickens, about 20-30 minutes.
  3. While the wheat berries cook, prepare the caramelized apples. In a medium Swiss Diamond nonstick saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add in the apple chunks, brown sugar and apple pie spice. Cook, stirring often until apples are soft and syrup has turned thick, about 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. When ready to serve, spoon out some of the wheat berry mixture, top with the caramelized apples, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Enjoy warm!

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