Pink Barley Porridge with Vanilla Yogurt

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Power yourself through the day with a healthy breakfast porridge that gets its pink hue from plums. Pearl barley adds great texture as well as releasing energy slowly.


  • 100g pearl barley
  • 75g traditional oats
  • 4 large or 8 small ripe red plums, stoned and chopped
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 x 150ml bio yogurt
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds


  1. Tip the barley and oats into a bowl, pour oven 1 litre of boiling water, and stir well. Cover and leave to soak overnight.

  2. The next morning, tip the mixture into a pan and stir in the plums. Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring frequently and adding a little water if necessary to get the consistency you like.

  3. Stir the vanilla into the yogurt and serve on top of the porridge with the seeds sprinkled over.

Credit: Good Food