Warm Freekeh Breakfast Bowl with Cherries and Cashew Butter

Freekeh bowl topped with cherries and greek yogurt.

An excellent alternative to oatmeal, this low-fat, heart-healthy ancient grain fills you up with fiber and protein.

Ingredients

1 cup freekeh, rinsed

2 cups water

2 Tbsp. cashew butter (or alternative nut butter)

1 Tbsp. honey

12 fresh cherries, pitted and quartered

1/2 cup plain, low-fat Greek yogurt

1 tsp. cocoa powder, unsweetened

Preparation

Place rinsed freekeh and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook approximately 20-25 minutes until the grain is soft but chewy. There should be 1-2 Tbsp. of cooking liquid remaining.

While the cereal is still hot, stir in the honey and cashew butter until incorporated. Fold in cherries.

Divide into 4 small serving bowls and top with Greek yogurt and cocoa. Serve warm or chill for 30 minutes for a refreshing cold breakfast.

Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Per serving:254 calories, 6g total fat, 11g protein, 42g total carbohydrates, 8g dietary fiber, 6.5g sugar, 2mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium

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