Healthy Breakfast Bread (Or Muffins)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by MsBindy

Chock full of healthy ingredients. If you like your muffins a little sweeter, use the optional crumb topping. These will not rise a whole bunch.

Top Review by MA HIKER

A delicious hearty bread. Next time I will try to grind the barley in my coffee grinder, the blender didn't work too well. I also did half butter & half canola oil. And used egg beaters for the egg. Used about half the topping. Very good, thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F
  2. Take your quick-cook barley and grind it, using either a blender or a grain mill. It will come out finer with a mill, but a blender works fine as well.
  3. Put the ground barley in the warmed milk while you assemble the remainder of the batter.
  4. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, backing soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, lightly beat the eggs, add the melted butter, and the milk/barley mixture.
  6. Combine in the dry ingredients until just mixed.
  7. Mix in the grated carrots and apples.
  8. Fold in the pecans and raisins.
  9. For the optional topping, mix together all the ingredients until coarse crumbs form.
  10. Pour the batter into either a greased loaf pan or muffin tins.
  11. If desired, sprinkle on the crumb topping.
  12. Bake muffins for about 25 minutes, and the bread for about 35-40 minutes.

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