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A plate of cheesy apple farro cakes.
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Cheesy Apple-Farro Cakes

Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time50 minutes
Chill Time1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 146kcal
Author: Teri & Jenny


  • 1 cup farro
  • 3 golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, shredded (with as much liquid wrung out of the shreds as possible)
  • cup grated white cheddar
  • cup oat flour
  • ½ cup chopped (roasted and peeled) chestnuts
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced thyme
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • To cook farro: Pour farro into a medium pot with 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Sprinkle in a pinch of salt and lower the heat to simmer. Allow farro to simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well and pour farro into a large mixing bowl. Allow farro to cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Add remaining filling ingredients to bowl and season with salt and pepper. Mix together until everything is fully incorporated. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Form ¼ cup farro cakes with the chilled mixture.
  • Pour oil into a skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add a few cakes into the skillet (making sure not to overcrowd the pan or the cakes will steam and not crisp up) and sear for 4 to 5 minutes or each side. Remove from heat and drain into a paper towels. Fry remaining cakes, season with salt and pepper and serve.


Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg