Simply Delicious Biblical Barley Cakes

October 26, 2020

Bible Barley Cakes Recipe

Enjoy reading stories from the Bible such as the story of Ruth and Boaz as you serve these delicious barley cakes to your guests.

These cakes are on the sweet side and go well with any meal or celebration. Barley is also one of the 7 foods of the Promised Land and reminds us of God’s promises, provisions, and grace.

Are you ready to start making these scrumptious and healthy barley cakes? Keep reading and start whipping up this yummy recipe today!

Nutritional Benefits of Barley

Barley is packed with vitamins and minerals. It is a rich source of fiber, selenium, and manganese. Additionally, it contains a notable amount of vitamin B1, magnesium, phosphorus, chromium, and copper.

Because of the high fiber content in barley, this helps lessen hunger. The beta-glucan in barley is a soluble fiber that promotes satiety and a feeling of fullness. 

Beta-glucan also forms a gel-like material in the gut. This promotes the absorption of nutrients and a healthy digestive system. 

Another benefit of beta-glucan is its ability to reduce the bad cholesterol in your body. This type of cholesterol binds to bile acids, which is then eliminated through the feces.

Lignans are also widely available in barley. This is a group of antioxidants that helps to lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. 

The Secret to Delicious Barley Cakes 

This cake is flexible and other optional ingredients would be tasty such as added cinnamon, raisins, or mini chocolate chips.

Freshly milling the flour makes these taste very fresh and better than any bread from the grocery store. Having your own mill such as the Nutrimill or the Mock Mill makes cooking less expensive and full of nutrition.

Barley grains can be purchased at specialty stores and even pearled barley can be milled in the Mock mill for this recipe.

Bible Barley Cakes Recipe

Barley Cakes

Annette Reeder - The Biblical Nutritionist
3.75 from 16 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 12
Calories 185


  • Mock Mill or Nutrimill


Dry Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Barley Flour freshly milled
  • 1/2 Cup Whole Wheat Flour hard white or spelt - freshly milled
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder aluminum free
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Real salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk your favorite variety
  • 1 Egg from a local farmer, if possible!
  • 1 Cup Honey amount can be reduced


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Mix together dry ingredients.
  • Mix together wet ingredients.
  • Combine and mix together both dry and wet ingredients.
  • Oil a muffin tin or use muffin liners.
  • Drop by spoonful into prepared muffin tin.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cakes will be light brown when done.



Substitute cane sugar for the honey for a more dense batter. You can then use a baking tray and spoon the batter like pancakes.


Calories: 185kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 148mgPotassium: 122mgFiber: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 53IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 54mgIron: 1mg
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  • the Danial diet has more food for one day than I have ever eaten in my life. Can I cut back on it, I have found in the past any time I try to eat more than my body wants I get sick.

  • 1 star
    If recipe is going to be shared worldwide would be good if you could include UK measurement. Tried to bake using Google conversion. Real disaster. Barley cake turned out to be barley rock bread. Lack of oil means the “cake” stuck to the pan or paper cupcake . star rating.

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