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Bowl filled with cooked barley, roasted raspberries and topped with sesame seeds

Homemade Barley and Sesame Porridge

Stuck in an oatmeal breakfast rut? Try barley porridge! The same comforting experience as a bowl of warm oatmeal with a refreshing twist.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 246 kcal


  • Saucepan



  • ¼ cup pearl barley
  • 1⅓ cup water
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tsp cinammon
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • Add barley, water, milk, cinnamon and salt to a saucepan and cook on low-medium heat for about 45 minutes, stir occasionally
  • At the 45-minute mark, or once all the liquid has been absorbed and the barley has expanded in size, turn off the heat.
  • Top with your favorite fruit and nuts. Enjoy!



Raspberry, Sesame, Date Porridge:
If you are interested in adding toppings like the featured picture, preheat oven to 400°F. Place 1/3rd cup of washed raspberries in a small oven-proof baking dish and bake for about 8-10 minutes.
Swap cinnamon for 1/4 tsp of cardamom spice and once its cooked top with 1 tbsp sesame seeds,1 chopped date and cooked raspberries. 


Calories: 246kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 12gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 672mgPotassium: 440mgFiber: 9gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 11IUCalcium: 324mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Barley, Porridge
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