Think barley is just for soup? While it is awesome in soup, today’s barley can be used for every meal. We encourage you to try it in your breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes...and even dessert! We suspect you’ll fall in love with this flexible and nutrition-packed ancient grain.

Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley cooks up in just 10 minutes, thanks to our unique process! It has a neutral taste and will absorb any spice or flavor that it is cooked in. This ancient grain is a great alternative to rice, potatoes and pasta, plus adds a greater health profile to your meals.

Quick and easy barley recipes ready in minutes...

Just a Little Nutty Breakfast Delight

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Snappy Grains Breakfast Delight

  • 1½ cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 cups Snappy Grains
  • ½ tsp or 2 sticks cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ cup almonds, slivered raisins or currants ¾ cup dried figs OR
  • ½ cup cranberries OR
  • ½ cup chopped apricots


1. Combine water and apple juice and bring to a boil in a heavy, medium sized saucepan.

2. Add Snappy Grains, all dry fruits and spices. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Add almonds and continue to cook for another 5 minutes or until dried fruits are soft.

4. Remove from heat and serve with milk, yogurt or brown sugar to taste.

This recipe could be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave.

Serves: 10

A word about storing Snappy Grains quick-cooking barley...

Like most barley, our products have a long shelf life. To always enjoy Snappy Grains barley products at their peak, keep them away from the enemies of whole grains: air, moisture, heat and light. Once opened, squeeze the air out of the re-sealable product pouch before storing your Snappy Grains barley. For optimum quality, store our barley in the refrigerator for up to 6 months, or in the freezer up to 1 year.