Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake

Really great things can happen when there is an abundance of one ingredient on hand. I had cooked up a great big batch of barley and only needed a small amount for a lunch box recipe. Immediately I went into breakfast mode and came up with this super tasty breakfast bake!

Do you ever have barley for breakfast? If not you must! Let’s explore this fun grain together….don’t forget to grab those blackberries too!

Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on blog


If you don’t have fresh blackberries on hand you can use some frozen ones. If you don’t have any blackberries feel free to use raspberries, blueberries or strawberries instead. You can use any fruit really.

Don’t be shy…


Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on blog


I topped each bowl with a little bit of unsweetened coconut milk and a little stevia powder.

Some dried fruit too…


Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on blog


Barley is a fun grain for any time of the day.

I love it’s hearty whole grain flavor and the way it pops in your mouth. It is a nice twist instead of oatmeal. Though we still love up our favorite oatmeal many times a week.


Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on blog


Breakfast bakes and casseroles are great to have handy….pull them out of the fridge for mornings when you want a healthy homemade meal. Heat up individual portions. This is much better for you then most options found outside the some.

Much better for you than packages or pre-sweetened sugary quick oats…


Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on blog


What sort of breakfasts do you like to have on hand for busy days?


Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake on blog


What kind of fruit do you think you will try in your barley breakfast bake?


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~ Marla Meridith

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49 thoughts on “Blackberry Barley Breakfast Bake

  1. Love these colours and this breakfast bake! So many great captures too, Marla! My favourite breakfasts for busy days would be granola and fruit or anything with an egg on it.

  2. What great colors! Even if you don’t like barley you would eat everything because of the colors and berries! I have a breakfast mix of rye, barley, oats, and wheat rolled grains and we’ve been eating it with a different berries for I don’t know how long! We love to start our morning with a bowl of warm porridge with berries…

  3. Gorgeous! I want to reach thru the screen and dive in. So vibrant and tack sharp. My new toy shows up Friday according to UPS, then I can be like you…in my dreams! 🙂

    And I love that damask print in the opening pic and the saucers with the green scalloped edges. So pretty!

      1. Kristin, I have the Canon 1.2 50mm. Averie just ordered one. This thing is the most amazing toy ever!! I saved me many times on the dark days during my cookbook shoot.

  4. Stevia has been a favorite sweetener for a long time, although honey is beginning to take its spot. Your breakfast bakes look deliciously sweet with those gorg berries, and I bet my Smudge would be conned into eating it too.

    1. Heidi, I bet Smudge would take a bite. Or two. Glad you were finally able to pop over for a visit. Sorry the server was acting all wonky.

    1. Alex, fresh berries are great. If you can’t find them or if they are too pricey grab some frozen ones. This bake will still taste great with those 🙂

  5. I love the idea of these grain breakfast bakes but have yet to find one I like. Maybe barley will do the trick instead of the oatmeal. I’m a cherry freak so maybe do coconut milk with cherries.

    I do have a question: I can’t do the ‘fake’ sweeteners or the Stevia type. Is there a conversion of how much sugar to use instead of the Stevia? I’ve tried guessing on a few recipes but have failed miserably.

  6. What a great idea! Every time I look at your beautiful photos I think about walking into your sunny kitchen and smelling all those incredible aromas and seeing all your amazing creations. Of course eating them too would be the best. Did I just invite myself over?! Looks sooooo good!