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Naked Barley Porridge

Naked Barley Flakes make perfect porridge - just substitute them for rolled oats in your favourite porridge recipe. Here's ours…

Naked Barley Porridge

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.

Serves 2


  • 100g Naked Barley Flakes
  • 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


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