For a healthy breakfast recipe that’s way more exciting than your standard breakfast oatmeal, try this fruit and nut slow cooker farro cereal.



  • 2 cups water

  • 1 ½ cups apple cider or apple juice

  • 1 cup farro

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup raisins

  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted


  • In a 1 1/2- or 2-quart slow cooker or a 1 1/2-quart casserole combine the water, apple cider, farro, and salt.

    If using the 1 1/2-quart casserole, place casserole inside a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker and add enough water to cooker to reach halfway up sides of casserole. Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8 hours.

    Stir raisins, dried cranberries, and maple syrup into hot cereal. Sprinkle individual servings with pecans.

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Nutrition Facts

274 calories, 4 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 2 g monounsaturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 53 g carbohydrates, 4 g fiber, 22 g sugar, 6 g protein.