Breakfast Barley with Fruit

My back is feeling a bit better for the moment so I’d better type out this tasty hardcore hobbit recipe before it catches up with me. I got my hands on one of those tiny crockpots the other day, not the little dipper but just one size up from that. I figured it would be great for doing little breakfast things and warm dips in. In the game breakfast barley is made with barley, apple, water, and fine seasonings. It sounds so tasty and like a nice fun alternative to everyday oatmeal. I often have barley as a savory item so it was definitely fun to see how it was sweet. It works! It reminds me of a dessert congee of sorts. The best part about it was that I started the crock before I went to bed and when I woke up in the morning a nice warm bowl of tasty was waiting for me. Skipping making breakfast that morning? Epic win!

  • 1 cup pearled barley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (the finest seasonings of all hehe)
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup dried apples and apricots, chopped (I think any variation of dried fruit in this would be yummy)
  • 1/3 cup honey
  1. Combine ingredients in a small crockpot. Cook for 8-10 hours.

Serves four. Each serving contains 339 calories, .7 grams of fat, and 10.2 grams of fiber. Check out that fiber!! Don’t try to do this in a large crockpot unless you are doubling or tripling the recipe. My first experiment was in a large and well…it burnt. Not fun. It needs a small one. Definitely worth a trip to walmart for a little 10$ thingy. I don’t often brave that place.  I’m looking forward to the warm dips I’m going to make in that thing in the future.

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