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Overnight Breakfast: Barley Porridge

February 27, 2013
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  • Serves 6
Author Notes

A hot breakfast is one of life's luxuries, but rarely do we take the time on a busy morning to make anything that requires heat. This porridge is the perfect answer, because all it requires is that you turn to oven on to a low temperature, stir a few things in a casserole dish, and go to bed. You wake up to a delicious fragrant breakfast that will have you smiling all day. What's not to love? And even better - if you have a pile of overnight guests to feed for breakfast and you don't feel like cooking - you won't have to. Double the recipe, shove it in the oven the night before and it will be ready to go when you all wake up. —EatSimplyEatWell

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup pearl barley
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries
  1. Heat the oven to 180°F
  2. Pour all the ingredients except the berries into a 2-quart oven-proof dish and give it a stir. Place the dish in the oven and close the door.
  3. Pour the frozen berries into a wide shallow dish, place them in the fridge to thaw overnight, and go to bed. Sleep well!
  4. In the morning, remove the barley porridge from the oven and turn the oven off. Serve the porridge with the now-thawed berries and a steaming cup of coffee or tea. Happy Days!
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AntoniaJames March 8, 2013
Love this. Going to try it with almond milk. BTW, I went to a fun parties-that-cook bridal shower for the daughter of a good friend last summer, and the bride gave each person an apron that says, "The key to a happy marriage is a hot breakfast," [the young lady's name]'s Grandmother. I thought of that, and smiled, when I read your headnote! Mr. T loves barley, and we have jars and jars of blueberries in syrup from last summer, so this looks just perfect. ;o)