Two bowls of pink barley porridge

Pink barley porridge with vanilla yogurt

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus overnight soaking

Easy

Serves 4

Power yourself through the day with a healthy breakfast porridge that gets its pink hue from plums. Pearl barley adds great texture as well as releasing energy slowly

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal371
  • fat10g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre4g
  • protein15g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 100g pearl barley
  • 75g traditional oats
  • 4 large or 8 small ripe red plums, stoned and chopped
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  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 x 150ml bio yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds

Method

  1. Tip the barley and oats into a bowl, pour over 1 litre boiling water and stir well. Cover and leave to soak overnight.

  2. The next morning, tip the mixture into a pan and stir in the plums. Simmer for 15 mins, stirring frequently and adding a little water if necessary to get a consistency you like.

  3. Stir the vanilla into the yogurt and serve on top of the porridge with the seeds sprinkled over.

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DaveCookinGoon
8th Jun, 2017
2.55
Tasted better than it looked. Grey wall paper paste type consistency. Will try with milk instead of water next time to try and make it creamier
warvik
7th Jun, 2017
1.3
I really wanted to like this recipe because I love pearl barley, and plums, and porridge but the result was a sour, gluey mess, more akin to wallpaper paste than delicious breakfast. I might try this again but fix this recipe. I would probably cover the pearl barley with 0.5 litre of water and refrigerate overnight. Then next morning tip into a pan and boil for 10 min. Then add the oats and plums for a final 5 min.
warvik
7th Jun, 2017
1.3
I did rate this 2 stars but for some reason the comment only displays one. Weird.
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