If you are looking for a way to add in fiber-rich foods to your breakfast, but are tired of whole-grain toast or oatmeal, this barley breakfast bowl is for you! Adding in fiber-rich foods like barley is filling, and provides long-lasting energy so you can focus on your morning ahead.
The key to making this barley breakfast bowl is to get the barley cooked ahead. You can either cook barley in a slow cooker or you can cook it on the stove-top. Either way, getting the barley (a whole grain) cooked ahead of time allows for you to enjoy this breakfast bowl for your on-the-go lifestyle.
Looking for ways to increase the fiber in your diet? This barley breakfast bowl is a nice switch from toast or oatmeal.
Author: Kristyn Hall, Energize Nutrition
Recipe type: breakfast
1 cup pearl barley (you can use pot barley if that is what you have)
4 cups water
1 apple, sliced or diced
¼ cup hemp hears (you can substitute with pecans, almonds or walnuts)
¼ cup chia seeds (you can substitute with nuts or seeds of your choice)
¼ cup dried fruit
¾ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp maple syrup
Lightly mist a slow cooker with vegetable oil spray. Slow cook the barley for 6 hours. Alternatively, you can Lightly mist a slow cooker with vegetable oil spray. Slow cook the barley for 6 hours. Alternatively, you can cook the barley on the stove top. Cook barley in 3 cups water for 30 minutes. Store cooked grain in the fridge for up to 5 days. the barley on the stove top. Cook barley in 3 cups water for 30 minutes. Store cooked grain in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To serve, combine a portion of barley with water or milk. Cover and microwave on medium power for a minute or two, until hot. Top your barley breakfast bowl with fruit, nuts and seeds of your choice. Drizzle maple syrup to sweeten to taste.