Barley with Apricots, Hazelnuts, Chocolate, and Honey


Barley has a nice, chewy texture, with grains that hold their shape.For a healthy breakfast that feels decadent, scatter bits of darkchocolate on top.


  • 2 ½ cups water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup barley

  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk

  • ¼ cup chopped dried apricots

  • ¼ cup chopped blanched toasted hazelnuts

  • ¼ cup chopped dark chocolate

  • ¼ cup honey


  1. Bring water and salt to a boil. Whisk in grains. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour. Let stand for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving and top with buttermilk, apricots, hazelnuts, chocolate, and honey.

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