Breakfast Barley with Dried Fruit & Nuts

Chewy, nutty barley is topped with fruit, nuts and a hint of cinnamon to create a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Ingredients:
2 cups cooked barley*
1 tablespoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon cloves
1 pinch salt (if you didn’t salt barley during cooking process)
2 medium apples diced
¼ cup walnuts chopped
¼ cup dried cherries
¼ cup pure maple syrup
Milk, to serve (optional)

Method:
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pot heated over medium heat.

2. Stir frequently until warmed through, about 2-3 minutes.

3. Pour into four bowls and serve with milk if desired.

*To prep barley, combine 1 cup barley with 3 cups water or stock in a saucepan, adding a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer and cook for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the barley is tender. Drain and cool until ready to use.

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