1 or 2 Granny smith apples
one box of 400gm Freekeh
any dried fruit you like (ie raisins and apricots) as much as you like.
- First cook the whole grain Freekeh (or cracked grain Freekeh for some variation). All you need to do is to empty the whole box of grains in a pot and cover with water plus a little more (Freekeh can not be over cooked and is very resilient). Cook for about 35 minutes or so until the grains are soft. If using cracked Freekeh only cook for about 15-20 minutes. (One other possibility is instead of cooking the Freekeh to simply soak it overnight in the fridge with water with a towel on top)
- While waiting for the grains to cook, chop and dice one or two apples (no need to peal and Granny smith are best). Place the diced apples in a dry pot on low heat and stir for about 1 -2 minutes. Add only less than 1 teaspoon of water. Add cinnamon and stir for one more minute. Wash as many dried fruits as you like (dried apricots and raisins are good) and add to the apples. Stir for 1 more minute or so.
- Tip the fruit mixture over the already cooked grains and mix well. Let cool. Place in the fridge. The breakfast cereal should keep for 10 days or even more (I have used out of my fridge after 2 weeks and all was OK).
To eat. Take a scoop or two of the mixture add some milk and put some walnuts or cashew nuts or both on top. Heat in the microwave for about 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from the microwave and place a dollop of vanilla yoghurt in the middle.
In the summer you do not need to heat in the microwave and only use the yoghurt without the milk… but then again you may come up with new variations to this recipe….
Try cooking the Freekeh in apple juice and serve as a breakfast cereal.