Creamy breakfast barley with bananas and dried cranberries

Lupus Foundation of America

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For a super-fast breakfast, prepare this meal the night before. Just add 1/4 cup of milk and reheat in microwave.

Creamy Breakfast Barley with Bananas and Dried Cranberries Recipe


Serves 1

Total Time

45 minutes


  • 1/4 cup medium barley, uncooked
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries (craisins)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 banana, sliced


  1. Combine barley, milk and brown sugar in heavy saucepan. Simmer over low heat for 30 minutes.
  2. Add cranberries; simmer an additional 15 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and sliced banana. Serve immediately (or refrigerate to reheat later).

Per serving: 408 calories; 15 g protein; 85 g carbohydrate; 11 g fiber; 2 g fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 135 mg sodium.