Barley Flakes and Apple Porridge

This barley flakes and apple porridge makes a delicious alternative to oatmeal. Nutty tasting, with just a touch of cinnamon and packed full of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals it’ll help to awaken all your senses in the morning!

This barley flakes and apple porridge makes a delicious alternative to oatmeal. Nutty tasting, with just a touch of cinnamon and packed full of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals it'll help to awaken all your senses in the morning!

Hello there breakfast loving friends and welcome to today’s barley flakes and apple porridge breakfast recipe. Number 3 in this week’s series of porridge/wholegrain variation breakfasts.

How did you get on with the porridge with blueberries and almonds or the spiced plum millet porridge?

I like to vary my wholegrain breakfast porridges as much as possible, so that’s where this barley flakes and apple porridge comes in. It makes a nice change from oatmeal. Plus, barley flakes are packed with fibre, contain important vitamins and minerals, are extremely low in fat and, as with all plant products, are cholesterol free. 🙂

This barley flakes and apple porridge makes a delicious alternative to oatmeal. Nutty tasting, with just a touch of cinnamon and packed full of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals it'll help to awaken all your senses in the morning!

So I’ve simply called this one barley flakes and apple porridge. The apple and added sultanas are perfect to compliment and sweeten the barley flakes enough so that you shouldn’t actually need to add any sweetener. Of course you can if you want to and I’ve suggested that in the recipe, but I do like to try and get as much of the sweetness in my porridge recipes as possible from the natural sweetness of the added fruits.

This barley flakes and apple porridge makes a delicious alternative to oatmeal. Nutty tasting, with just a touch of cinnamon and packed full of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals it'll help to awaken all your senses in the morning!
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Barley Flakes and Apple Porridge
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
A delicious alternative barley flakes and apple porridge. Nutty tasting with a lovely touch of cinnamon to awaken all your senses in the morning.
Course: Breakfast
Servings: 1
Calories: 567 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
  • 35 g barley flakes
  • 1 tbsp . chia seeds optional
  • 150 ml skimmed milk/other milk of choice or water
  • 30 g sultanas
  • 10 g pumpkin seeds
  • 1 small cored and diced apple
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds optional
  • 1 tsp runny honey optional
Instructions
Stove:-
  1. Place the barley flakes into a small saucepan with the chia seeds and add the milk.
  2. Bring to the boil and then simmer, stirring continuously until the barley flakes are soft and a desired consistency is achieved.
Microwave:-
  1. Place the barley flakes into a microwaveable dish with the chia seeds and add the milk.
  2. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, stir and then microwave for one more minute. (Microwave times may vary so watch the porridge does not boil over).
  3. Remove the cooked porridge to a serving bowl.
  4. Stir in the sultanas and pumpkin seeds and top with the diced apple, cinnamon and flax seeds.
  5. Drizzle the runny honey over.
Recipe Notes

The barley flakes and chia seeds can be soaked overnight in the milk.


Nutrition Facts
Barley Flakes and Apple Porridge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 567 Calories from Fat 165
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.3g 28%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Cholesterol 15.5mg 5%
Sodium 82.6mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 92.8g 31%
Dietary Fiber 18.1g 72%
Sugars 47.5g
Protein 17.1g 34%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 31%
Iron 24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Packed full of protein and excellent for the digestive system, barley flakes are also a low GI food. Ideal for those concerned about their consumption of high GI cereals, to choose as an alternative, should they be advised to do so by a medical practitioner.

What about you, are there any other wholegrains that you like to make porridge from?

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This barley flakes and apple porridge makes a delicious alternative to oatmeal. Nutty tasting, with just a touch of cinnamon and packed full of fibre and essential vitamins and minerals it'll help to awaken all your senses in the morning!

Comments

  1. Oooh – am a huge fan of “porridge” too – love the variety of flavors and textures in this Neil!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Shashi, I really could just live on the stuff, if we could only get all our vitamins and minerals from that one source! 😀

  2. That looks great Neil. Roll on berry season I say! And hello to another Scottish blogger!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Hello Jacqueline. 🙂

      Thank you very much for your kind comment and hello back (again 😉 ) to a fellow Scottish blogger too! I love your site!

      Ah yes, the berry season. I’m originally from Dundee, so I spent many seasons at “the berries” filling buckets with strawberries and raspberries for about 30p a bucket, ah they were the days? 😆

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