Pears and Barley Oatmeal

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 402.1
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 1.2 mg
  • Sodium: 41.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 88.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 18.4 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    2 asian pears
    1 cup quick cooking barley
    2 tsp cinnamon
    1 cup water
    1cup nonfat milk


bring water and barley to a boil. Chop pears into bite sized pieces. Put in pears when water and barley is a a brisk boil. Cover the pot and turn heat down to a simmer for 10 minutes. Once barley is tender, add cinnamon.

Serve hot.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GUTBOMB.

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good soul food, and very kind to my insulin levels. I use Soy milk and maple-flavored agave syrup on mine. :-) Way better than oatmeal. - 1/14/13

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    The pears add a nice sweetness to the barley. I thought that was a bit too much cinnamon though. Next time I will halve the amount. Used regular barley (not quick cooking), so mine took about half an hour total + 1/2 c more of water. Also, the calorie count is way off. Mine had only 182 calories! - 3/6/10

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It didn't say what to do with the milk, I'm assuming you added it with the water. I tried this with Bartlett pears and regular barley and a touch of vanilla and it was simply wonderful. My husband said it's much better then regular oatmeal, and I have to agree. What a nice breakfast! - 3/28/07

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