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Barley Breakfast Delight


Barley Breakfast Delight is a nice change of pace in the hot cereal arena, made with honey, pear nectar, cinnamon, and dried cranberries.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Yield: Serves 6


  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups pear nectar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped toasted walnuts


Rinse barley well and place in large saucepan with water, pear nectar, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 40 minutes until barley is almost tender. Add cranberries and lemon juice and simmer for another 10-25 minutes until mixture is thick and barley is tender. Stir in walnuts and serve immediately.

This can be made and stored in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Each morning, for one serving, combine 1 cup of this mixture with a few tablespoons of milk or light cream. Microwave on 50% power for a minute or two until hot, then enjoy.

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