Pearl Barley (+ Cacao) Porridge



For the Pearl Barley (+ Cacao) Porridge

  • 600ml cups water
  • 83g pearl barley
  • 240ml plant milk
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder


To cook pearl barley:

  • Place water and pearl barley in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over low heat and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until soft and plump.
  • Strain excess water away through a sieve.

To make the porridge:

  • Place 1/4 cup of the milk and cacao powder (or chocolate or cocoa – see note above) into the saucepan, heat over low heat, stirring, until the mixture is combined.
  • In another saucepan, bring the remaining 3/4 cup of milk and cooked pearl barley to a boil.

To serve:

  • Transfer warmed pearl barley porridge into your serving bowl, drizzle over with cacao milk and enjoy.
  • Top with fresh banana, blueberries, dusting of cocoa powder if you wish as well!