Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake

by Marla on May 1, 2012 · 46 comments

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Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Really great things can happen when there is an abundance of one ingredient on hand. I had cooked up a great big batch of barley and only needed a small amount for a lunch box recipe. Immediately I went into breakfast mode and came up with this super tasty breakfast bake!

Do you ever have barley for breakfast? If not you must! Let’s explore this fun grain together….don’t forget to grab those blackberries too!

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

If you don’t have fresh blackberries on hand you can use some frozen ones. If you don’t have any blackberries feel free to use raspberries, blueberries or strawberries instead. You can use any fruit really.

Don’t be shy…

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

I topped each bowl with a little bit of unsweetened coconut milk and a little stevia powder.

Some dried fruit too…

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Barley is a fun grain for any time of the day.

I love it’s hearty whole grain flavor and the way it pops in your mouth. It is a nice twist instead of oatmeal. Though we still love up our favorite oatmeal many times a week.

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

Breakfast bakes and casseroles are great to have handy….pull them out of the fridge for mornings when you want a healthy homemade meal. Heat up individual portions. This is much better for you then most options found outside the some.

Much better for you than packages or pre-sweetened sugary quick oats…

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

What sort of breakfasts do you like to have on hand for busy days?

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on Family Fresh Cooking blog

What kind of fruit do you think you will try in your barley breakfast bake?

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked Barley, cook according to package directions
  • 2 large Eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • pinch of Sea Salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • Vanilla Stevia Drops, 1 full dropper
  • 1/4 cup toasted, slivered Almonds
  • 1 cup fresh or thawed frozen Blackberries, divide portion in half

Method

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle. Spray a 8X8" bake safe casserole dish with cooking spray. Cut blackberries in half. Combine all of the ingredients gently folding in 1/2 cup of the blackberries last. Top the barley bake with the other 1/2 cup of sliced blackberries. Bake for about 1/2 hour until the barley is set. Serve with any of the following: cream, coconut milk, yogurt, almond milk, honey, maple syrup dried fruit or nuts.
  • Notes
  • Feel free to use milk, goats milk, soy milk, unsweetened coconut or any other milk if you do not have almond milk on hand.
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/05/01/blackberry-barley-breakfast-bake-recipe/

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1 MikeVFMK May 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Love these colours and this breakfast bake! So many great captures too, Marla! My favourite breakfasts for busy days would be granola and fruit or anything with an egg on it.

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2 Marla May 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

Mike, I love granola too ~ homemade so I can choose all the ingredients, Eggs…always eggs!

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3 Marina@Picnic at Marina May 1, 2012 at 9:24 pm

What great colors! Even if you don’t like barley you would eat everything because of the colors and berries! I have a breakfast mix of rye, barley, oats, and wheat rolled grains and we’ve been eating it with a different berries for I don’t know how long! We love to start our morning with a bowl of warm porridge with berries…

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4 Marla May 1, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Marina, I am so in love with the vibrant colors of berries too! I love the pop of color when they get heated up.

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5 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Gorgeous! I want to reach thru the screen and dive in. So vibrant and tack sharp. My new toy shows up Friday according to UPS, then I can be like you…in my dreams! :)

And I love that damask print in the opening pic and the saucers with the green scalloped edges. So pretty!

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6 Marla May 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Averie, you will LOVE your new lens. Can’t wait to hear how it changes your world.

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7 Kristen May 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Oh – which lens are you getting? Fun! I love new toys :)

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8 Marla May 2, 2012 at 7:55 pm

Kristin, I have the Canon 1.2 50mm. Averie just ordered one. This thing is the most amazing toy ever!! I saved me many times on the dark days during my cookbook shoot.

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9 Kristen May 2, 2012 at 7:48 pm

What a great breakfast idea – we love all kinds of berries, so my kids would gobble this up!

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10 Rosa May 1, 2012 at 10:24 pm

A great breakfast treat! Healthy and so enjoyable.

Cheers,

Rosa

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11 Heidi @foodiecrush May 1, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Stevia has been a favorite sweetener for a long time, although honey is beginning to take its spot. Your breakfast bakes look deliciously sweet with those gorg berries, and I bet my Smudge would be conned into eating it too.

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12 Marla May 2, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Heidi, I bet Smudge would take a bite. Or two. Glad you were finally able to pop over for a visit. Sorry the server was acting all wonky.

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13 Katrina May 2, 2012 at 4:25 am

I NEED this for breakfast asap!! I looove this idea!

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14 Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free May 2, 2012 at 6:24 am

All your gorgeous berries make me so jealous! I need some fresh berries.

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15 Marla May 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Alex, fresh berries are great. If you can’t find them or if they are too pricey grab some frozen ones. This bake will still taste great with those :)

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16 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] May 2, 2012 at 6:29 am

Looks wonderful!

On busy days I like to have Greek yogurt topped with flax seed, PB and fruit. If I have a savory tooth, then some type of easy breakfast sandwich…homemade of course!

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17 Amy May 2, 2012 at 6:39 am

I need to remember this one! Definitely would make mornings much easier to have this ready to go.

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18 Teawench May 2, 2012 at 6:41 am

I love the idea of these grain breakfast bakes but have yet to find one I like. Maybe barley will do the trick instead of the oatmeal. I’m a cherry freak so maybe do coconut milk with cherries.

I do have a question: I can’t do the ‘fake’ sweeteners or the Stevia type. Is there a conversion of how much sugar to use instead of the Stevia? I’ve tried guessing on a few recipes but have failed miserably.

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19 TidyMom May 2, 2012 at 6:47 am

looks so delicious and colorful Marla!

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20 Allsion May 2, 2012 at 6:49 am

This looks fantastic! And my little guy loves barley!

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21 susan May 2, 2012 at 7:19 am

I happen to love barley as well as grains for breakfast. Love the whole idea of this!

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22 Kitchen Belleicious May 2, 2012 at 7:19 am

this is one breakfast I would NEVER SkiP!

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23 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 2, 2012 at 8:13 am

What a great breakfast idea, Marla! I definitely need to have a little sweetness in the morning and this great combination of barley and fruit looks perfect!

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24 Deliciously Organic May 2, 2012 at 8:18 am

What a great way to use barley!

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25 Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen May 2, 2012 at 8:31 am

What a beautiful thing to wake up to! Marla, your posts put me in the best mood :)

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26 HeatherChristo May 2, 2012 at 8:49 am

pretty, pretty, pretty!!!

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27 Sanjeeta kk May 2, 2012 at 10:08 am

Barley bake with blackberry..what better a breakfast could be..lovely clicks, Marla!

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28 Marla May 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Thanks so much Sanjeeta!

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29 Angie May 2, 2012 at 11:11 am

What a great idea! Every time I look at your beautiful photos I think about walking into your sunny kitchen and smelling all those incredible aromas and seeing all your amazing creations. Of course eating them too would be the best. Did I just invite myself over?! Looks sooooo good!

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30 Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate May 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

This looks great! I’m especially loving all the fiber-licious berries! Yum!

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31 aida mollenkamp May 2, 2012 at 12:49 pm

I am a big fan of baked whole grains for breakfast too — thanks for the recipe!

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32 Jeanette May 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Love this healthy breakfast recipe – blackberries are a favorite in our household.

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33 Katrina May 2, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Yum! I love everything about this! I’ve had baked oatmeal, but never even thought about other grains.

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34 Angie May 3, 2012 at 5:02 am

How beautiful and healthy! Blackberries are my fav.

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35 Winnie May 3, 2012 at 6:12 am

Love this Marla! I make something similar with steel cut oats. So yummy.

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36 Marla May 3, 2012 at 6:44 am

Winnie, we love steel cut oats too. A nice from texture like the barley!

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37 Katie {Epicurean Mom} May 3, 2012 at 7:46 am

Gorgeous Marla!! I’ve baked with steel cut many times, but not barley! Looks delicious!

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38 Marla May 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

Katie, I hope you get to try the barley bake sometime soon! We love those steel cut oats too!

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39 Jamie | My Baking Addiction May 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

This is absolutely gorgeous, Marla!

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40 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen May 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Perfect easy breakfast! I’d do mine like yours, with berries.

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41 Meg May 4, 2012 at 7:09 am

What a gorgeous and delicious looking breaky!

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42 Esi May 4, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Great for an easy do-ahead breakfast.

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43 Kristina Vanni May 7, 2012 at 1:01 pm

This looks great, such a healthy way to start off the day! Thanks for sharing!

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44 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com May 14, 2012 at 2:06 am

Love baked breakfast barley paired with blackberries. Yum :)

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45 Erin August 24, 2012 at 4:54 am

We are vegan, so I was wondering if one could use flax or chia (with water) as an egg substitute?
Thanks!!!

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46 Marla August 24, 2012 at 6:20 am

Hi Erin, I have never tried that ~ but you are more than welcome to experiment. Let me know how it turns out :)

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