Freekeh Breakfast Bowl (Recipe)


Last week, we told you all about the wonders of freekeh, a wheat product originating in the Middle East. Now it’s time to cook with it! For starters, here’s a simple, tasty breakfast bowl — make a big batch on the weekend, and eat it on busy weekday mornings.

Freekeh Breakfast Bowl

Serves 4.


  • 2 Cups milk
  • 1 Cup cooked cracked freekeh
  • 1/3 Cup dried cranberries, cherries or other dried fruit
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 Cup chopped toasted pecans, almonds or other nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 Teaspoon nutmeg

1. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring milk to a boil. Add freekeh, dried fruit and butter. Turn heat down to low and cover. Simmer for about 20 minutes, until the liquid has mostly absorbed and the freekeh is tender. Take off heat. Add pecans, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir. Serve at once.

Recipe Credit: Freekehlicious.

Earlier: Why You Should Be Eating Freekeh

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Michael H.
Mike H.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing this

Lynn C.
Lynn c.2 years ago


Ken W.
Ken W.2 years ago


Tanya W.
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Tanya W.2 years ago


Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.2 years ago

What seems to happen with these little known foods is that once they become known, and trendy, the price goes up and those poor devils who subsisted on them can't afford them.

Kath P.
Kath P.2 years ago

Interesting sounding breakfast idea. I'll keep my eyes open for Freekeh the next time I go to my local middle eastern grocery store. Thanks

JL A.2 years ago


Autumn S.
Autumn Away S.2 years ago

I've not seen Freekeh around at any stores in my area, sounds good though.


Thank you for sharing.