Oat and Barley Cereal

  • Active Time 5m
  • Total Time 20m
  • Rating ****

Serves 6 as a breakfast cereal

Grains aren't just reserved for dinner. Here nutrient and fiber packed oats and barley combine in a fruit studded, stick to the ribs cereal. If you want to make this the night before, reheat it the next day in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water. Quick cooking barley and barley flakes are available in well stocked grocery and supermarkets.


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ounces regular rolled oats
  • 3 ounces quick-cooking barley or barley flakes
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces chopped dried fruit such as dates, apricots, apples, pears, prunes, or raisins
  • Milk (optional)


Bring water to boil in a 2-quart saucepan. Stir in the oats, barley, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Return to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 5 minutes. Stir in the dried fruit. Cook until the barley is tender, about 7 minutes longer. Serve hot with milk, if desired, or cover and refrigerate for serving later.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.

RecID 471

nutrition information per serving

190 calories; 2g total fat; 3mg cholesterol; 74mg sodium; 39g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 6g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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