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...

Tarragon Snappy Grains Fritters

Image of a little nutty breakfast delight

Recipe created by Liana Robberecht, Executive Chef, WinSport, Calgary, Alberta. Chef Liana says: "You can make this in a snap!"

  • 1 cup Snappy Grains, cooked and then cooled
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ cup onion finely chopped
  • ½ tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup flour
  • Chinook Honey Mustard Mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup grainy mustard
  • 2 tbsp Chinook Honey
  • 2 tbsp Vermouth (optional)


1. Cook Snappy Grains according to package and let cool.

2. In a mixing bowl add the baking soda, dried parsley, garlic powder, dried tarragon, sea salt, onion, dry mustard and egg together. Stir in flour (add a touch of water if needed to adjust consistency).

3. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a heavy and deep pan or deep fryer to 365°F. Using a small cookie scoop or two spoons, drop about 1 tbsp of batter into hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes, flipping half-way through. *or cook in deep fryer*

4. Remove the fritters from the hot oil and let drain on paper towels. Season with salt while still warm. Serve warm with Chinook Honey Mustard Mayonnaise or a dipping sauce of your choice.

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.