Freekeh Breakfast Bowl Two Ways

IMG_0884IMG_0882 Oh man now I don't know if oatmeal is still my favorite after trying freekeh for breakfast, but who said we have to have favorites?


Freekeh is a Middle Eastern grain, made out of green wheat, it was discovered accidently some 2,000 years ago! What I love about freekeh beside that it's healthy (low glycemic index, high: protein, fiber, iron, zinc, and calcium) it has a nutty flavor and it's very chewy, sure keeps you satisfied! I personally found that freekeh fills me up more than oats, but that could just be me. The only drawback about freekeh is that it is NOT gluten-free, so if you're allergic, stick to oats and quinoa.

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Serves 1-2


  • 1/2 cup freekeh
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3/4+ cup almond milk see note
  • 2 very ripe small bananas mashed (method #1)
  • 3 tbsp homemade pumpkin puree (method #2)
  • dash of cinnamon
  • dash of sea salt
  • tiny dash of fresh ground ginger optional
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup optional


  1. Add the water, sea salt, and freekeh in a small saucepan uncovered, bring to a boil
  2. Reduce heat and add the almond milk, cinnamon, and ginger. Be careful, don't bring to a boil if you're using almond milk
  3. Simmer for 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally
  4. Remove from the heat and add the bananas, pumpkin, or both! folding them in and mixing them very well with the freekeh
  5. Place in a bowl or two and top with your favorite superfoods

Note #1: if you want your freekeh to be less grainy, then add another 1/4-1/2 cup of almond milk and let it simmer for a bit more.

Note #2: You can experiment and add both the bananas and pumpkin puree! Let me know how it goes if you do xx


#1: Trader Joe's crunchy salted almond butter, goji berries, buckwheat groats, raw chocolate squares, sprouted pepitas, shredded coconut, and pumpkin chia pudding.

#2:  Trader Joe's crunchy peanut butter with flax and chia seeds, sprouted pepita seeds, sun-dried mulberries, pomegranate seeds, shredded coconut, puffed quinoa, and a raw chocolate square.