Nourishing skillet baked rolled barley with figs, berries, and cardamom

Nourishing skillet baked rolled barley with figs, berries, and cardamom

Want a nourishing breakfast recipe? I can recommend one that I like for you. Here I will share with you a fresh sweet one pan food which can be a good start when serve with a cup of coffee. It is nourishing skillet mult-fruit-mix breakfast recipe, a twist on baked oatmeal made with rolled barley flakes, fresh figs, summer berries, maple syrup, and a kiss of cardamom. When topping with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup, it can be a great treatment to satisfy your appetite. It is fresh, chewy and sweet, looks fabulously beautiful. Don't underestimate the rich fragment when it is removed from the oven, it can totally wake you up in the morning. I dont know how to describe this stunning one pan food, the most beautiful one in Cast iron DESSERT recipes. Its time to throw away your sandwich and bake this baby in your kitchen.





1/2 cup pecans (toasted, cooled, and broken into quarters)
3 tablespoons unsalted butter (or coconut oil)
1 cup rolled barley flakes (or oat, rye, wheat)
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons maple syrup, plus more for serving
1 large egg
1 cup quartered fresh figs
3/4 cup summer berries ( better choose raspberries and blackberries)
1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/8 teaspoon cardamom

Plain yogurt


  1. Position a rack in the center of the oven and then preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Melt the butter in aCast iron skilletand cover the skillet evenly. Then pour the melted butter into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the barley flakes together with the cardamom, baking powder, and salt. In a 2-cup measure, whisk together the milk, egg, and maple syrup until just combined.
  4. In the buttery skillet, spread half of the barley batter in the bottom of the pan. Put half the figs and berries on top, and then sprinkle with half of the pecans. Cover with the remaining barley mixture. Slowly pour the milk mixture over the barley, and place the remaining figs and berries. Sprinkle with the remaining pecans, drizzle the melted butter over the top, and sprinkle with the cardamom sugar.
  5. Transfer the pan to the oven with care for it is quite full and liquidy. Bake it in the oven for about 35 minutes or until puffed and set. Then remove from the oven.
  6. Let it cool for 5 minutes, then scoop out into bowls and serve with yogurt and maple syrup.


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This one pan food is not difficult to bake. But you have to carefully follow the steps I written above for baking a masterpiece that you have never done in your kitchen. Put barley mixture, a layer of figs and berries and a layer of pecans in your buttery skillet. Repeat this step but after pouring in the remaining barley mixture. Pour in the milk mixture you made before. Finally pour in the melted butter and sprinkle sugar. This is the only step which sounds really difficult. However, I can assure you that it is actually super easy when you do in your kitchen if you have prepared all the ingredients. It can be a great treatment if you want to satisfy your appetite. Baking this one pan food will only cost you 45 minutes. But you will gain a gorgeous dessert which you can hardly find in any other place. So, why not bake this nourishing skillet multi-fruit-mix breakfast recipe for your families in next morning?

 I am a crazy fan of freshly blueberry. I have told you guys so many times. But I never mention fresh blackberry also my favorite berry. So next recipe I will share with you a new recipe and blackberry is the main actor in the recipe. It is Blackberries, A Snake and An Upside Down Cake, one of my favorite desserts which can be baked in a Cast iron skillet. In addition, this dessert is more beautiful and interesting than any other recipe I that I have shared with you. The reveal of an upside down cake is always the fun part. Place a plate to cover the skillet and then quickly invert the plate-skillet and then remove the skillet. You will see a picturesque cake appear right before your eyes.  

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