I’ve only recently started cooking with Freekeh which is a grain very similar to bulgur wheat. It has a nutty taste and also a high protein content which makes it perfect for breakfast. After discovering the delights of brown rice porridge I thought using Freekeh in the same way might work well – and it does.
You can eat this dish hot or cold. I made it up the night before and then gave it a quick blast in the microwave to add some warmth.
Freekeh Apple Bowl (makes two portions)
- 50g Freekeh (dry weight) cooked (wash well, bring to the boil and simmer for 20mins under tender, then drain)
- 50g sultanas or raisins
- 25g hazelnuts – crushed
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 100g stewed apple (cooking apples are best) + a bit extra if you want to dollop some on top before eating
Mix everything together in a bowl – I mixed everything whilst the freekeh was still warm to help infuse the flavours. You can pop it in the fridge for the next day and eat it cold or warm it up. Or of course eat it as soon as it’s made.
Worth adding another dollop of hot stewed apple on the top and some yoghurt before eating.