Barley Breakfast Bowl With Mixed Berry Compote

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  • Serves 4

Place the barley, 3 cups water, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender and the water is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the berries, orange juice, orange zest, chia seeds, and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the berries have burst and the juices begin to thicken.

Divide the barley evenly amongst four bowls. Top each bowl with ¼ cup warmed milk, ¼ cup compote, and 1 tablespoon almonds.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 cup pearl barley
  2. Check Kosher salt 
  3. Check 2 cups mixed berries, such as raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  4. Check tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice (from 1/2 small orange)
  5. Check 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  6. Check 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  7. Check 1 teaspoon honey
  8. Check 1 cup almond or dairy milk, warmed
  9. Check ¼ cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. Place the barley, 3 cups water, and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover the pot and reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the barley is tender and the water is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the berries, orange juice, orange zest, chia seeds, and honey in a small saucepan over medium heat. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the berries have burst and the juices begin to thicken.
  3. Divide the barley evenly amongst four bowls. Top each bowl with ¼ cup warmed milk, ¼ cup compote, and 1 tablespoon almonds.