Prep 5 mins
Cook 8 hrs
Topped with cream and a dusting of brown sugar, this luscious combination of barley, oats and golden raisins is irresistible.
- 1⁄4 cup pearl barley
- 3⁄4 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup golden raisin
- 1⁄8 cup chopped pecans
- 3⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1 dash cinnamon
- Spray small crockpot with cooking spray.
- Place all ingredients in the crockpot and stir together.
- Cook overnight or for 8-9 hours. If crockpot has a temperature setting, use low.
Loved it! Made in my little crockpot and it was just right, not too sweet and the barley adds a lovely texture to the oatmeal. Thanks Lauren!
I ended up with scorched porridge and I suspect that there isn't quite enough liquid in this recipe. The 3 year old tried it but then asked for weetbix, the 6 year old wasn't game. The cat and dog still haven't eaten the rejected stuff. I ate mine and it was quite good although the barley didn't cook as well as expected. I was a bit disappointed with the result given that the recipe sounded quite promising. I think the ingredients are good but that this recipe needs some serious tweaking.
3 stars. Personally, I'd give this recipe 4 stars - it was very good. But, my children didn't enjoy it half as much as I did and, ultimately, I'm cooking for a family, not just myself. Having said that - I really enjoyed the addition of barley to this recipe - it provided a nice chew. I liked the fact that is was not too sweet and allowed for sugar to be supplemented at table. The 'edges' of the porridge did get a little scorched, but just slightly. Also the ease of preparation could not be faulted - get everything together in the crockpot and waking up to a hot, healthy breakfast. I think timing may have to do a lot with the success (or not) of this recipe as it is hearty and more suited to a colder time of year. I thought everything worked well together, and the porridge was fluffy and needed nothing more than a slurp of cream, for me, to get it to table. I will definitely try this on my family again in the winter - maybe it was just their reaction to oatmeal in high-summer. Very good attempt, Chef.