• 1 cup cracked wheat berries or seven-grain cereal
  • 4 cups water (or according to package instructions)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup crushed pistachios or walnuts or a mixture of the two
  • 4 to 8 teaspoons ground flaxseed (optional)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half, low-fat milk, or soymilk


  • Place the cracked wheat, water, and salt in the slow cooker insert.
  • (If you are using something other than wheat you have cracked yourself, use the liquid instructions on the package as your guide.)
  • Cover and cook on low overnight, about 8 hours.
  • In the morning, stir the cinnamon into the wheat, then spoon the cereal into individual bowls and top each portion with 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon of feta cheese, 1 tablespoon of pistachios, and 1 or 2 teaspoons of flaxseed.
  • Pour half-and-half over the top and enjoy!
  • I would opt for a cup of freshly brewed black tea, especially one that has fragrant hints of smoke, such as Scottish breakfast tea.