Wednesday, December 14, 2011

80--- Breakfast Farro with Dates & Walnuts

My plan is to completely bombard you with new whole grains.  Look out!

Meet Farro. Farro is a simple whole grain with twice the fiber and protein of wheat.  It is able to be grown in poor soil and has a nutty texture when cooked.  I found mine in the bulk bins of my local specialty grocery.

I whipped some up for breakfast for a tasty, nutritious and filling meal!

Breakfast Farro with Dates & Walnuts
Serves 2

1/2 cup farro
2 cups water
1/4 cup pitted dates, chopped
2 tsp brown sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Stir in farro and return to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 40 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Stir frequently during cooking.

Nutrition Info per 1 cup: 326 calories, 9 g fat, 11 g protein, 52 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber


  1. This looks like a breakfast I would enjoy. A great recipe to throw in the mix! I am an oatmeal every day type of girl!

  2. I wonder if this could be cooked overnight in a slow-cooker? Sure would be easier on frantic mornings!

  3. This is certainly worth a try in the slow cooker Annette! Let me know how it goes! Try the same method as used in my Overnight Oats!

  4. Looks yummy! I wonder if this is something that could be made ahead and reheated in the morning. I used to do that with steel cut oats, but I'm not sure if farro would behave the same way.