Breakfast Barley with Banana & Sunflower Seeds

barley-banana-sunflower Jim Bathie


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quick-cooking pearl barley
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted salted sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Combine 2/3 cup water and barley in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 6 minutes.

  2. Stir and let stand 2 minutes.

  3. Top with banana slices, sunflower seeds, and honey.

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  • With a whopping 7.6 grams of Resistant Starch plus some metabolism-boosting fiber and MUFAs to boot, this is an ultra-satisfying morning meal.
  • Yield: Makes: 1 serving

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 410
Fat per serving: 6g
Saturated fat per serving: .5g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2.5g
Protein per serving: 10g
Carbohydrate per serving: 86g
Fiber per serving: 14g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Sodium per serving: 15mg
Resistant starch per serving: 7.6g
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