Whole Grain Barley and Apple Porridge

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A tasty alternative from steel-cut oats. This heart-healthy barley porridge is low in sugar, high in fiber, and taste! It can also be made with pearl barley.



Step: 1

Place barley in a bowl and add 1 cup water; soak for 2 hours or overnight. Drain.

Step: 2

Combine drained barley, apples, 2 cups water, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, lemon juice, nutmeg, and salt in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until barley and apples are softened and water is absorbed, adding more water if needed, about 1 hour. Remove saucepan from heat and stir walnuts into barley.


Per Serving: 230 calories; protein 5.4g; carbohydrates 30.4g; fat 11.4g; cholesterol 2.7mg; sodium 163.1mg.

Eating good breakfast to continue the day has become a good habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me energy to take on the morning. Sugar is more vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is great for your stomach system and helps keep you feeling full longer, and not want likely grab a snack out of the vending machine before lunchtime.

Make fruit a morning habit is easy . Simply put the fruit in your fridge next to the sweet drink or on the table next to your cereal bowl , or beside your coffee maker or tea kettle — about anywhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your breakfast , eat your fruit. If you’re not normally a breakfast person.

Giving your body a bit of sugar in the morning is good to kick-start your metabolism for the 24 hours and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continue supply of sweetness in the form of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also substantial evidence to backup the idea that a diet high in fibre can reduce your risk of a count of of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.

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