Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

This easy apple crisp is packed full of fresh, iconic flavors and topped with an extra boost of nutrition.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

Barley Flake Topping

  • 1/2 cup barley flour
  • 1 cup barley flakes
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cut into cubes

Apple Filling

  • 5 cups thinly sliced apples about 4 large apples
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp barley flour
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8x8 pan and set aside.
  • Add all of the topping ingredients into a medium-sized bowl, except the butter, and stir until combined.
  • Add in the cold butter. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is crumbly and comes together. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine all the apple filling ingredients and stir together so the apples are well coated. Pour mixture into previously prepared pan. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the apples.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the topping is golden around the edges and the apples are tender. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes prior to serving. Top with ice cream and enjoy!
Shortcake

Shortcake

Shortcake

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup barley flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose white flour
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together barley flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Cut in butter and combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbles.
  • Add in milk, egg, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and shape dough into a ball. Cut dough into 6 even pieces.
  • Place evenly on the baking sheet and place in oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and top with toppings of your choice. Serve immediately and enjoy!
No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

No-Bake Granola Bars

Packed with nutrients and no-bake make these granola bars a treat for the whole family!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups barley flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup nut butter of your choice
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions
 

  • Combine barley flakes, nuts, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries in a large bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add the nut butter and honey and stir until combined.
  • Take an 8x8 baking pan and line with aluminum foil. Spoon the mixture into the dish and flatten with the back of a spoon. Compact well, the more compact it is, the less likely it will crumble.
  • Cover and place in the freezer for one hour. Remove from the freezer, take out from the pan, remove the aluminum foil and cut into bars. Serve immediately or wrap individually and store in the fridge.
Baked Barley Flake

Baked Barley Flake

Baked Barley Flake

Simple, nutritious, and a treat the whole family will enjoy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 9 slices

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups barley flakes
  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 baking dish. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, brown sugar, butter, baking powder, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Mix in barley flakes
  • Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until set and golden on top.
  • Let cool then cut into squares and serve with your choice of toppings. Enjoy!
Berry Barley Flake Crumble Bars

Berry Barley Flake Crumble Bars

Berry Barley Flake Crumble Bars

Servings 12 bars

Ingredients
  

Crust & Crumble Topping

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 stick
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup barley flakes
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed

Berry Layer

  • 2 cups berries frozen or fresh
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8x8 inch pan with aluminum foil and spray.

Crust & Crumble Topping

  • Mix together melted butter, flour, oats, and sugars until well combined, Mixture will be dry with some larger, well-formed crumble pieces.
  • Set 1 heaping cup of mixture aside to be used as crumble topping later.
  • Pour remaining mixture into prepared pan and pack to create a smooth, flat crust. Set aside.

Berry Layer

  • In a large bowl add all ingredients and toss to combine.
  • Evenly distribute berry mixture over crust in pan.
  • Evenly sprinkle with the heaping cup crumble mixture.

Baking the Bars

  • Bake for approximately 45-55 minute or until edges and center are set. If using frozen berries, baking time will be closer to 55 minutes. Monitor carefully to determine doneness.
  • Set on a wire rack and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting or they will fall apart.
No-Bake Protein Bites

No-Bake Protein Bites

No-Bake Protein Bites

Servings 12 balls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup BARLEY flakes
  • 2/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter Can use any kind of nut butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup Honey
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine flakes, coconut, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries until well distributed. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl mix peanut butter, honey and vanilla. Pour over the dry ingredients until well combined.
  • Roll into individual balls, about 1 inch in diameter. Place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and put in the freezer to set. Store in the refrigerator.