Slow Cooker Breakfast Barley with Orange Juice and Fruit
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 6
 
A simple, hearty, wholesome way to begin the day, this slow cooker breakfast barley is nourishing and delicious.
Ingredients
  • 1⅔ cups water
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ⅔ cup pearl barley
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup dried apricot halves, chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped dates
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans
Instructions
  1. Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 2-Quart
  2. Spray your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. Combine the orange juice, water, barley, cranberries, apricots, dates, apple, allspice and nuts in your slow cooker. Stir.
  4. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours, or until the barley is tender and has absorbed the liquid. (It may appear a little thin, but will thicken up considerably as it cools a bit.)
  5. Serve warm.
Martha's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/2 cup): 167 calories, 2.1 g fat, 33.3 g carbs, 5.6 g fiber, 3.7 g protein and *4 Points Plus
Recipe by Simple Nourished Living at http://simple-nourished-living.com/2014/02/slow-cooker-breakfast-barley/