Saturday, March 10, 2012

Barley Breakfast Bowl

I still struggle with breakfast. I just do not like to eat it.  I have tried on various occasions to get into the swing of breakfast and I will do OK for a little while and then I stop because the truth is, I don't enjoy it. I know it is the most important meal of the day (blah, blah, blah) but I have always just eaten when I am hungry and when I wake up in the morning I just am not hungry.

The weekends are a little different. Since I can get up, have a leisurely cup of coffee, relax and have no time constraints to get out the door I will sometimes eat breakfast.

Today, I had a bunch of leftover barley from the Southwest Barley Mushroom Burgers we had for dinner last night.  I figured instead of oatmeal I would try the barley prepared similarly.  It was tasty- the texture and chew of the barley is quite nice.  I would do this again but I am not going to kid myself- I doubt very much I will get up and do this during the workweek.  It was a nice treat this morning, though!

Barley Breakfast Bowl

1 cup cooked barley
1/4-1/2 cup Almod Milk (I used So Delicious Original Almond Plus)
Brown sugar to taste
Cinnamon to taste

Place the barley in a sauce pan with the almond milk on the stove over medium low to low heat.  Cover and simmer until the barley has absorbed much of the almond milk.  The almond milk may froth when heating- that is ok.  I let mine simmer for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally until heated through.

Serve with a sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon.

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