Whole Grain Spelt Berries

Basic Whole Grain Preparation

Recipe by Cat Morrow
Course: Basic Prep

“There are so many great ways to use whole cooked spelt berries. I make wheat, spelt, rye and oat groats whole to use in a great variety of dishes, from porridge and salads, to stir fries and basically any recipe that calls for “cooked rice.” Once cooled, these grains can be frozen for quick weeknight meals.” – Cat


  • 1 cups Maine Grains Spelt Berries

  • 3 cups Water

  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (optional)


  • Rinse spelt berries under cold running water. Place them in the bowl of your pressure cooker, slow cooker or a medium sized pot.
  • Add water and vinegar, and cover to soak for a few hours, or overnight.
  • After soaking cook in your slow cooker, on high for 3-4 hours or until tender to your taste. (Be sure to add more water if necessary)
  • Electric Pressure Cooker – manual setting and high pressure for 20 minutes.
  • If you are not soaking your grains, use boiling water and increase cooking times.
    slow cooker or pot: 8+ hours, pressure cooker: 25 minutes


  • Soaking your whole grains overnight or, at least eight hours, helps to reduce the cooking time of a grain. Soaking can make foods such as grains, beans and seeds, healthier by reducing phytic acid, increasing nutrition and making them easier to digest.

Did you make this recipe?

Tag @mainegrains on Instagram and hashtag it

Like this recipe?

Follow us @mainegrains on Pinterest

Did you make this recipe?

Follow us on Facebook

By Cat Morrow
IG @legacyacres
Facebook @legacyacresfamilyfarmstead