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Here is a yummy alternative to oatmeal in the morning. Very healthy whole grains, too. "Super foods" some people call them. Takes a little while to make it, but very yummy. Add your own spices, sweeteners and dried fruit, to your taste. This recipe can be easily halved if you use a small saucepan. Supposedly you can cook in a small crockpot overnight, but I've personally only ever tried this on the stovetop.
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- 1/2 cup barley (I prefer hulled to pearled)
- 1/2 cup quinoa
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 cups water
- dried fruits (optional, such as raisins, cranberries or cherry)
- honey (optional) or maple syrup (optional) or sugar (optional)
- spices, such as cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom (optional)
- milk (optional) or yogurt (optional)
- 1For the crockpot method: Mix the first four ingredients (barley, quinoa, salt and water) and cook on low overnight.
- 2For the stovetop method: Combine the first four ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Then simmer covered for about 40 minutes, until all the water is absorbed.
- 3For both methods continue from here: Fluff with a fork and put into serving dishes.
- 4Add sweetener, dried fruits and spices, as desired. Basically, as you would like for oatmeal. Similar. Serve with milk or yogurt if desired.
- 5For Vegan omit the milk and yogurt or sub non dairy milk such as soy milk.
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Nutritional Facts for Quinoa and Barley Breakfast Porridge
Serving Size: 1 (297 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 160.9
- Calories from Fat 15
- Total Fat 1.7 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 50.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 5.6 g