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Whole Grain Barley and Apple Porridge

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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3 h 15 m servings 230
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 230 calories; 11.4 30.4 5.4 3 163 Full nutrition

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I've made this twice now, once with apples and once with dried cherries and cranberries. I left the barley soaking overnight to keep the cooking time down in the morning. Delicious and carrie...