Since milk contains saturated fat, we chose to cook the high-fiber barley with almond milk instead in this heart-healthy breakfast dish.

Body+Soul, October 2007


Recipe Summary

5 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large saucepan, stir together 3 1/2 cups almond milk, barley, flax meal, and salt over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in dried cherries and cinnamon and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cereal is tender and creamy, about 5 minutes more.

  • Remove from heat and add sugar to taste. Divide among bowls and drizzle remaining 1/2 cup almond milk over top. Serve topped with raspberries and, if desired, additional sugar.

Cook's Notes

Look for omega-3-rich flax meal alongside the flaxseeds in your natural-foods store -- or grind your own. Once opened, store flax in the refrigerator.


Reviews (1)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
Love hot grains for breakfast/any meal. This is an excellent recipe! I have experimented with different grains and add ins, for all meals. I started this while living in New London, CT. you can find an amazing array of grains in New England!! I make the bowls with, fruits, veggies and spices. Apple and pumpkin pie spice blends are my faves, I might also mix in tumeric, coriander, Aleppo pepper. During the different seasons, I try to find time to dry my own fruits and veggies, I have all the season all year! Great way to eat healthy, all year!!raf