Barley Porridge With Salted Pear Caramel

Serves 2 Ingredients: 
  • 100g Health Connection Barley Flakes
  • 100ml Coconut Milk
  • 2 Pears, sliced
  • 1stp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 150ml Water
  • Pecan Nuts to serve (optional)
Method: 
  • Soak the barley flakes in water for 1 hour.
  • Make the caramel first: add the coconut oil, ½ teaspoon of salt, maple syrup and pear slices to a pan over a medium heat and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 8 – 10 minutes or until the caramel is thickening. 
  • Place the soaked barley (drained), coconut milk and ½ teaspoon of salt to a pot, along with 150ml of hot water. 
  • Cook for 5-8 minutes, stirring continuously until a sticky porridge forms.  
  • Spoon into two bowls, and add the pear caramel on top. 
  • Sprinkle with pecan nuts and serve hot.