Dessert for breakfast?! It’s possible if you’re having a bowl of this creamy caramel apple pie wheat berry porridge!
caramel apple pie wheat berry porridge

If you’re wondering where our usual Friday treat is, well…




Except it’s not a treat – it’s breakfast.

Even better.


The thing is, that I really love rice pudding. More than oatmeal. Waaayyyy more than oatmeal.

You’ll notice that I’ve never made rice pudding because I don’t even know what I would do if I were left alone with a tray of it.

Except I do. It wouldn’t be pretty.

I wish I loved oatmeal that much. I really do.

Soooooo instead of making rice pudding I made wheat berry porridge! It tastes just like rice pudding. But better for you.


Here’s what makes this fabulous: wheat berries!!! They’re a whole grain, so they’re full of all sorts of nutritious things like fiber and protein, as well as vitamin E, magnesium, potassium, and B vitamins. Plus they’re chewy and nutty and all sorts of things that oatmeal just…isn’t.

Sorry. The truth hurts.

There’s more! I’ve dumped the cream and sugar that’s so typical of rice pudding and filled this instead with vanilla almond milk and International Delight’s Fat Free & Sugar Free Caramel Marshmallow creamer, so you get the mouth-feel of cream with a hint of caramel deliciousness. But without the guilt. Then I topped it all off with apples and pecans that have been sauteed in a bit of butter and brown sugar. Sure, that part’s a little bit indulgent, but hey – we earned it.

So now we’re basically eating rice pudding and pie for breakfast.

But better.



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Caramel Apple Pie Wheat Berry Porridge
Dessert for breakfast?! It's possible if you're having a bowl of this creamy caramel apple pie wheat berry porridge!
Yield: 8-10 servings
  • 1½ cups wheat berries, soaked overnight
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ¾ cups Fat Free & Sugar Free Caramel Marshmallow Creamer
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon, divided
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 honeycrisp apples, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz pecans, coarsely chopped
  1. in a large pot, bring the wheat berries and water to a boil along with a pinch of salt. Lower to a simmer and let cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn the heat off and let sit for an hour (or overnight).
  2. Stir in the milk, creamer, chia seeds, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and turn the heat off. Let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make the apple pie topping. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the apples, brown sugar, pecans, and remaining ½ tsp cinnamon to the pan. Saute for 8-10 minutes, or until apples have softened and released their juices. Let cool slightly.
  4. Serve the porridge topped with the apples and pecans. Store leftovers in the fridge and serve either warm or cold.
Inspired by An Edible Mosaic
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 bowl


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Caramel Macchiato Ricotta Toast

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Sumac-Spiced Spagheti Squash and Two Potato Hash

From Around the Web:

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Arugula Breakfast Salad from An Edible Mosaic

Coconut Butter Granola from How Sweet It Is


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.

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47 Responses to Caramel Apple Pie Wheat Berry Porridge

  1. What a lovely breakfast this is! I like to make cereals/porridge out of all sorts of grains and seeds, but I haven’t used wheat berries yet – great idea!

  2. Dessert for breakfast?! woot woot!!! and oh my gawd, I love wheat berries! this is fab! Happy Friday!

  3. This is right up my alley. I prefer my breakfast to almost be stepping into dessert territory! YUM! Happy Friday, luv!

  4. well hello to my new favorite breakfast!

  5. Monica says:

    Joanne, I love my steel cut oatmeal but I’m willing to consider this amazing alternative of yours. I am so glad I started cooking and eating wheat berries; I love it…it’s like steel cut oats with infinite chew. I could eat a big bowl of this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

  6. Wish I was starting my morning with a big bowl of this porridge!

  7. Meg says:

    Oh goodness, this looks totally fantastic!

  8. Kelly says:

    This looks like such a delicious way to start the morning! Love wheat berries! Wish I had a big bowl!

  9. Uh, dessert for breakfast in ultra-creamy porridge form?! SO.IN. This seriously looks incredible and your photos are gorgeous!

  10. mira says:

    This porridge looks awesome and that’s exactly how I like mine- with lots of cinnamon! Pinned to try it!

  11. Julia says:

    Oof that looks heavenly! I’ve never made wheat berry porridge and from the looks of it, it must be fantastic! Love this caramel apple creamy dreamy dessert-breakfast!

  12. Caroline says:

    Wow! My bowl of oatmeal does NOT look like that! I feel cheated! Pinning this now and looking forward to breakfast!

  13. It’s breakfast. It’s dessert. It’s Thanksgiving dessert. But breakfast. My brain doesn’t know what to do about it! But my belly does. A huge slice for me, please!

  14. Heather says:

    Oh yum! I’ve never had wheat berries before and oatmeal has gotten boring for me, but this sounds amazing! Plus… it’s dessert for breakfast so that wins.

  15. Dessert for breakfast makes mornings better!! Especially when caramel apples are involved. This sounds lovely!

  16. Dessert for breakfast, count me in! This looks so creamy and delicious!!

  17. Beth says:

    I can’t believe how great this looks. What a way to start the day!

  18. I am a huge advocate of dessert for breakfast! But good golly – how do you exercise portion control with this bowl of scrumptiousness?!?!

  19. I’m always a fan of dessert for breakfast! And I can never turned down caramel apple pie!

  20. Oh wow, I haven’t seen wheat berries in years, what a wonderful idea for breakfast — pinning!

  21. Lynn says:

    Dessert for breakfast – love that idea!

  22. Oh my goodness, I’m totally in love with this idea. I’m a rice pudding fanatic, too (and yes, like it much more than oatmeal!) You’ve got so many goodies in there like the chia seeds & almond milk & pecans. Oh, yum!

  23. Oh heck yeeesssss to all of this!!! Dessert for breakfast especially. I love you.

  24. Cailee says:

    WOW!! This looks amazing!! What a lovely recipe to wake up!! LOVE it 🙂

  25. Pam says:

    That is my kind of breakfast or dessert! It looks amazing Joanne.

  26. I am all for dessert for breakfast!

  27. Oh my, oh my, oh my. I don’t know what else to say because I wish I had this in front of me right now.

  28. Dude! Oatmeal is AMAZING! Don’t be hating :p
    But this actually looks even better. I can get behind having dessert for breakfast 🙂

  29. It sounds wonderful for breakfast. I would love to try wheat berries.

  30. Betty says:

    Better than rice pudding? I’ll have to try it and see. 🙂 I do love my rice pudding, but this looks amazing with those apples on top! 🙂

  31. This is the second recipe I’ve seen this week using wheat berries. Hopefully soon we will get this ingredient here 🙂

  32. Love that you used almond milk and hazelnut creamer in place of the typical heavy cream. What an awesome idea! This looks amazing!

  33. Sugar free marshmallow creamer?! That needs to come to London! This looks divine, all of it.

    Also, thank you for your marathon reassurance. In principal I know 1 week out of training isn’t a make or break affair, but I definitely needed the reminder!

  34. Eileen says:

    As someone who DOES love oatmeal that much, I heartily approve of these wheat berries! They sound so hearty and nutty. And those apples and pecans! YES.

  35. Agness says:

    I have porridge very often as I totally love the taste of it especially when combined with fruits <3!!

  36. you’re food is some of the best out there and hands down my favorite. i just love seeing what you create and its so mouthwatering. whats this caramel marshmallow creamer? i think i died and went to heaven. sounds so good

  37. Hotly Spiced says:

    What a beautiful breakfast. I have become a big fan of rice pudding ever since I bought a rice cooker and found I can easily make it in that gadget. It’s a great dessert (but now, also breakfast) on cold days/nights xx

  38. And now my bowl of Cheerios this morning, seems even more sad. I want a bowl of this instead! *cries*

  39. Catherine says:

    Looks like a great way to start the day!! xo Catherine

  40. I’m sorry, did you just say caramel marshmallow coffee creamer? Umm, excuse me while I run to the store to buy all of it.

  41. Kate says:

    I won’t lie. I’ve been known to have pie for breakfast. This is probably a healthier choice.

  42. Zainab says:

    This will be a great way to start the week 🙂

  43. Oh my gosh, Joanne! I love rice pudding – as dessert and breakfast! Can’t way to expand my breakfast options with wheat berries! That apple topping is just amazing!

  44. grace says:

    i wouldn’t know a wheat berry if it bit me on the lip, but i’ll be darned if this doesn’t look and sound absolutely delicious! healthful too! nice one, joanne. 🙂

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