Old Dutch Watergruwel

This delicious recipe by Lotte, also known as foodmaardangoed is a typical old-Dutch dish and this renewed recipe is also sugar free. Although watergruwel is originally a dessert, you can now eat it for breakfast because it is sugar free. Are you going to try this?


  • 50 grams of barley or barley
  • 150 ml berry juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Hand of raisins and/or currants (Optional)
  • Hand Naturally Granola


  1. Rinse the barley clean and leave it to soak for 24 hours in a covered pan of water.
  2. Bring the water to the boil the next day and let the groats cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make berry juice in a juicer or a somewhat thicker juice in a blender or food processor.
  4. Use your favourite red fruits and berries, such as blackberries, pomegranates, strawberries, raspberries or blueberries.

You can eat this dish hot or cold. For a cold version, pour off the cooked groats and let them cool down for a while. Then add the other ingredients. For a hot meal, drain the barley and then pour the berry juice into the pan, while stirring.

Variation tips:
The original recipe is made with currants and raisins. Don't you like that? Then you can leave those out, too. In that case, make sure you use a granola that can serve as a seasoning: for example Naturally Granola Roses & Cardemom. You can always add extra fruit or replace part of the berry juice with yoghurt.


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