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Spelt Porridge with cinnamon apples in ceramic bowls.
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Spelt Porridge with Cinnamon Apples

Are you looking for a hearty and healthy whole grain breakfast cereal? Let me tell you, this spelt porridge is it!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apples, cinnamon, porridge, salt, spelt
Servings: 8
Author: Amy- A Red Spatula

Equipment

  • 1 large pan

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cracked spelt I like to do this in my food processor.
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • milk to consistency you like. I added about 1 ½ cup to the batch.
  • Pepitas and sliced almonds I topped mine with these. If you want to, use them, if not, leave them off.

Cinnamon Apples

  • 2-3 cup peeled, cored, and chopped granny smith apples or other apples of choice.
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup plus more for adding to the spelt after it is cooked.

Instructions

  • Pulse the spelt berries in your food processor or blender until they are cracked and broken up. Then add the spelt, water, and salt to a medium-sized pan. Bring it to a boil on high, then reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until it is tender. If you need to add a little more water while it is cooking, add in another ½-1 cup.
  • While the spelt is cooking, add your apples, butter, and maple syrup to a pan. Over medium heat cook the apples, stirring occasionally until they are just slightly tender.
  • When the spelt is done, remove from heat and mix in your milk and maple syrup to sweeten it
  • Then top with your cinnamon apples. If you are using the pepitas and sliced almonds, add them now as well.

Notes

  1. The reason I like to use the whole spelt to start out with is all about oxidation. This happens with the grain is split, rolled, cracked, etc. These processes expose the germ and endosperm to oxygen, decreases nutrients over time.
  2. If you do this just prior to cooking, instead of buying it from a store like this, you will be working with freshness instead of an older product.
  3. You may need to add a little extra water while this is cooking. It depends on how hot the medium temperature on your cooktop actually is, how quickly the grains are cooking, etc. Just keep an eye on it.
  4. If you are using this for meal prep, just know it holds well in the fridge for at least 7 days! You can reheat it on the cooktop or microwave (my preferred method).