Gruya (Almond Barley Gruel)

Gruya (Almond Barley Gruel)

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 8 cups almond milk (found in most health stores)
  • 2 cups cooked barley - mashed
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large sauce pan, bring the almond milk to a boil. Add the mashed barley and stir well. Bring mixture to a boil stirring constantly. Allow to boil no more that 30 seconds.

Reduce heat to a simmer and stir in the remaining ingredients. Allow mixture to simmer for at least 10 minutes before serving.


In 14th Century France, while Louis the Pious and Charlemagne were having all sorts of meats and pastry for breakfast, a great many others were settling for this simpler fare - sometimes also spelled "Gruyau".

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What do you think of Gruya (Almond Barley Gruel)?
Overall Average Rating = 4 (out of 5)
Based on 3 votes.


Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Spiderbaby11 (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I made this with dark chocolate almond milk... very good! I only used half the amount of milk and omitted the salt. I had a bit of trouble mashing the barley so I put it in my food processor. It reminded me of the Coco Wheats I loved when I was a kid.

Comment submitted: 5/8/2014 (#18864)



From Andres
Rating (out of 5):  

This recipe was awesome, but the anecdote at the end confusing. Both those guys were 8-9th century characters.

Comment submitted: 7/6/2010 (#10841)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Infinitymaster (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

This was absolutely delicious. You'd think because it's basically barley soup that it would be bland, but the sugar and almond milk do a great job as sweeteners. 10/10

Comment submitted: 6/14/2008 (#5528)





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