Even for those of us who aren’t heading to class this September, the busy `back-to-school` rush is underway. As autumn approaches, we seem to gravitate towards routine. To keep things fresh, I encourage people to try new recipes each season.
This fall, why not fill your kitchen with delicious flavours including chai, pecans, and cranberries? Barley flour is incredibly versatile for baking; it’s the best time to try these three GoBarley sweet bread recipes. They’re perfect for breakfast and after-school snacks.

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Tart, fresh cranberries are a signature autumn fruit. When the cooler weather arrives, they are harvested fresh from bogs. By freezing them; they can be eaten throughout the year. The combination of tart cranberries, orange juice and rind is a classic pairing for autumn baking. The addition of barley flour adds a nutty taste and rustic look to this fall bread. Enjoy it as an after-school snack or as a breakfast treat with your cup of coffee.

Jane’s Meal Planning Tip
The recipe makes 16 slices, so I put each slice in an individual Ziploc baggie. I keep some on hand immediately after baking and then freeze the rest for a quick grab-and-go on busy mornings.

Peachy Pecan Barley Chai Bread

Just as peach season wraps up at the end of the summer, pecan season starts at the beginning of fall. Depending on where you live and if you time it correctly, you can take advantage of both fresh seasons for this deliciously moist quick bread.

The chai tea with cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, star anise and clove flavours creates an earthy, aromatic fall taste. It’s lovely to enjoy this bread on your afternoon coffee break outside as temperatures start to cool down.

Jane’s Meal Planning Tip
To make this bread a dessert, you can ice it. I recommend using an icing similar to the one used in the Go Barley Iced Pecan Coconut Cookies recipe.

I have a final tip as you enjoy capturing autumn flavours in these delicious barley flour bread recipes. Barley flour can be successfully used in bread machines. Add all ingredients to bread machine in the order listed in the recipe including bread machine yeast, or as recommended by the instructions for your bread machine.