Warming Barley Porridge

January 15, 2015 , In: Breakfast, Recipes , With: No Comments

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If you follow my Instagram account  you know that I make way more food than what makes it on the blog.  This Barley Porridge is an example of something I wasn’t going to write up but since I made it I can’t stop thinking about it.  It’s creamy and rich which is what I crave.  I adapted (i.e. simplified) a recipe from Bon Appetit magazine for a wintery morning.  It was YUM.  I think it was supposed to be a dessert dish but… dessert for breakfast… that’s how I roll.  And seriously… it’s barley.  How bad can it be for you?

If you want to go full on here’s the recipe from Bon Appetit.  Got a kid strapped to you in a baby carrier and a toddler running around?  Try this simplified recipe.

Warming Almond Barley Porridge
Recipe type: Breakfast
A warming wintery breakfast dish with hints of vanilla and white chocolate.
  • ½ cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • ¾ cup pearl or pot barley
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • raspberry jam (Optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast until golden brown 5 minutes. (Hint: Use a timer... I've ruined A LOT of nuts by forgetting about them)
  2. Combine milk and barley in a medium sauce pan. Throw in vanilla bean (or use 1 tsp vanilla extract).
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer stirring often. Check the pot - milk boils over easily. This will take around 40-50 minutes. Barley should be tender but still have a slight bite.
  4. Add the white chocolate and sugar off heat and stir.
  5. Throw in half the toasted almonds and stir.
  6. Top with the rest of the toasted almonds and some raspberry jam if you please



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Michelle Little

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Originally from the prairies and now in Montreal, I love exploring new places, eating great food and modern design. I'm mom of two wild things and paper and cake make me happy. Photographing your cutie family would make me very happy.

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