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Cherry Barley Porridge

warm morning bowl

Warm, soft, and with a little bit of chew, this slightly sweet and milky porridge is likely to become a new favorite.


½ cup Pearled Barley
2¾ cup unsweetened Almond Milk, plus extra for serving
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Goji Berries
½ tsp Vanilla Extract
½ tsp Almond Extract
2 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Coconut Sugar, divided
1 cup frozen Cherries, pitted
¼ cup Apple Juice
2 Tbsp toasted Almonds, slivered or chopped


In a medium saucepan, combine the barley, almond milk, goji berries, vanilla extract, and almond extract. On medium-low heat, bring to a boil - watch heat carefully as mixture bubbles over easily. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until barley is cooked through – about 40-45 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 1 tablespoon coconut sugar. If a thinner porridge is desired, add in a small amount of additional almond milk.

Meanwhile, about 10 minutes before the barley is finished cooking, make the cherry sauce. In a small saucepan, combine the cherries, apple juice and remaining tablespoon of coconut sugar. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until liquid is reduced by half, stirring occasionally, about 7-10 minutes. Remove from heat.

To serve, divide the barley amongst 2 bowls, top with cherry sauce, and sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Yield: 2 Servings

Submitted By

Julie Morris