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Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Barley

Apple-Cinnamon Breakfast Barley


  • 1 cup uncooked pearled barley
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup 1% low fat milk
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh apples


  1. Bring 3 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Add barley, bring water to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 35 to 40 minutes or until most of liquid is absorbed.
  2. Stir in walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add 1/2 cup milk, stirring until mixture is creamy, barley is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Add an additional 1/2 cup milk, if necessary, to reach desired consistency.
  3. Divide barley evenly among 3 bowls. Top each bowl with apples.


  • Recipe provided by Holly Grainger, R.D

Nutrition Information

Per serving: 348 kcal cal., 8 g fat (2 g sat. fat), 47 g carb., 7 g fiber, 28 g sugar, 16 g pro.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet


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