Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday (or Everyday!) Breakfast Barley

This is my favorite breakfast grain by far. Breakfast barley is easy, hearty, filling, full of fiber & flavor, and not to mention stick to your ribs delicious! Feel free to get creative with the add in's if you're not feeling the apricots, pecans, & cranberries. :) Enjoy!

Makes 4ish servings.

Whatcha need:

1 1/2 cup apple juice (or cider)
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup dried pearl barley (rinsed & soaked overnight, or for a few hours)
1 tablespoon of Pumpkin Spice
10 dried apricots, chopped into quarters
a handful of dried cranberries
1/2 cup pecans, chopped (garnish)

In a large saucepan, combine the juice, water, barley, spices, apricots & cranberries. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and let simmer for 40-50 minutes or until barley is cooked. Garnish with pecans and serve with Soy or Almond milk.

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