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Naked Barley Porridge

Naked Barley Porridge

by Nick Saltmarsh February 28, 2017 2 Comments

Naked Barley Flakes make perfect porridge - just substitute them for rolled oats in your favourite porridge recipe. We like to add a couple of tablespoons of Chia Seeds too. Here's our simple porridge recipe…

The nutty, malty flavour of Naked Barley Flakes makes for a tasty and sustaining porridge.

Naked barley flakes provide a very nutritious breakfast. They're a rich source of complex carbohydrates, particularly beta-glucan soluble fibre which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. They have a high protein level too, often 15% more protein than normal barley, and a low glycemic index.

For an extra boost of flavour and nutrition, why not add a couple of tablespoons of our British chia seeds to your porridge?

Serves 2


  • 100g Naked Barley Flakes
  • 2 tbsp Chia Seeds (optional)
  • 600ml Milk or Water - or mix to taste
  • Pinch Salt
  • Maple Syrup, Sugar or Honey to sweeten
  • Milk or Yoghurt, Chopped Fresh or Dried Fruit to serve (optional)


  1. Put the naked barley flakes in a saucepan, add the milk/water and a pinch of salt
  2. Bring to the boil, then simmer over a low heat for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
  3. (Alternatively mix the ingredients in a microwave-proof bowl and microwave for 10 minutes, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes)
  4. Cover and stand for 5 minutes before serving
  5. Serve in bowls, perhaps with some chopped fruit and a little milk or yoghurt, and sweeten to taste

Nick Saltmarsh
Nick Saltmarsh


2 Responses


March 21, 2019

30g naked barley flakes, 75ml fresh whole milk, 125ml water simmered gently until the liquid evaporated and served with a plum & honey compote for breakfast and it was gorgeous. All locally sourced. Reminded me of the porridge my mother cooked when I was much younger.


March 09, 2018

Really enjoyed this barley flake porridge and made a variation on it, using coconut milk – delicious.

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