Slow-Cooker Molasses and Spice Wheat Berries

Slow-Cooker Molasses and Spice Wheat Berries Photo: Travis Rathbone


  • 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


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.

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  • Yield: Serves: 6

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 170
Fat per serving: 5g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 5g
Carbohydrate per serving: 28g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 10mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 52mg
Calcium per serving: 33mg

Good to Know

With only a 5 minute prep time, you can let your slow cooker make this amazing low-fat breakfast.