For a quick on-the-go breakfast or desert, keep a pot of this cooked porridge in the fridge up to 3 days.
Makes 4 servings (1 cup each)
1 cupAgainst the Grain Whole Grain Barley Berries
1 1/2 cup apple juice or apple cider 1 1/2 cup water 2 apples, peeled and diced
1/2 cup dried apples, dates or cranberries Honey or maple syrup to taste
Put all ingredients into a pot (except honey) and cook on medium-low heat for about 25 minutes (stirring often) until barley berries are cooked, but still remain a bit of crunch. Or, to make this porridge with a slow cooker, cook on low for 4 hours, or high for 2 hours.
To serve, add your favourite toppings- dried fruit, yogurt, maple syrup or honey. For a different flavour, swap out the apple juice for almond milk, coconut milk or another fruit juice.