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Apple Barley Porridge

Nothing beats the winter blues better than a big bowl of warm porridge. For a quick on-the-go breakfast or dessert, keep a pot of this cooked porridge in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

1 cup (250 mL) AGAINST THE GRAIN high beta-glucan barley berries*
1 ½ cup (375 mL) apple juice or apple cider
1 ½ cup (375 mL) water
2 apples, peeled and diced
½ cup (125 mL) dried apples, dates or cranberriesHoney or maple syrup to taste

Put all ingredients into a pot (except honey) and cook on medium-low heat for about 25 minutes (stirring often) until barley berries are cooked, but still retain a bit of crunch. Or, to make this porridge with a slow cooker, cook on low for 4 hours, or high for 2 hours.

To serve, add your favourite toppings—dried fruit, yogurt, maple syrup or honey. For a different flavour, swap out the apple juice for almond milk, coconut milk or another fruit juice.

*Barley berries are hulled barley seeds. This barley has not been pearled—so it retains all the bran, endosperm, and germ—and has all the benefits of a whole grain.

Makes 4 servings (1 cup/250 mL each).

 
Recipe developed by Shelley Spruit, owner, Against the Grain Farms of Winchester.
For more recipes, visit againstthegrainfarms.ca.

Comments

  1. Sylva Nathanson

    The recipe sounds delicious, as do all the other recipes, however would you be able to include the nutritional values ?

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    • GoBarley

      Hi Sylva,

      Thank you so much for your feedback. Yes, nutritional values is something we’re working on (with our new, submitted recipes). I will look into this, update this and future posts to include these values.

      Thank you!
      – Sydney

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    • GoBarley

      Hi Kellie,

      Barley berries are hulled barley seeds. This barley has not been pearled—so it retains all the bran, endosperm, and germ—and has all the benefits of a whole grain. It may be found in specialty health food stores as barley berries, hulled or hulless barley. If you’re in Ontario, you can find barley berries from our partner Against the Grain Farms. You can find a list of their specialty retailers here: http://www.againstthegrainfarms.ca/purchase

      I hope that helps!
      – Sydney

      Reply

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