Toasted Breakfast Barley With Dried Fruit

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Grinding the barley cracks the grains, which allows them to cook faster and maintain their chewy texture; toasting the grains brings out a nutty flavor. To decrease morning prep, grind and toast the barley ahead of time and store in an airtight container. From Cooking Light.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 1/3 cup barley in a blender; process until coarsely ground (15-20 seconds). Place ground barley in a large saucepan. Repeat procedure with remaining barley. Cook barley over medium heat 4 minutes or until toasted, stirring frequently.
  2. Add water, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 25 minutes until barley is soft, stirring frequently.
  3. Add milk; cook 5 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in raisins, apricots, and almonds. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

I really like this and have made it several times already. My food processor doesn't really grind the barley fine but it all works out anyway. The toasting does add a nice flavor and ofcoarse the whole thing is very versitile. My favorite has been cherries, vanilla and nutmeg. Thanks for a new breakfast idea!

Nikoma July 07, 2008