Total Time
8hrs 5mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray small crockpot with cooking spray.
  2. Place all ingredients in the crockpot and stir together.
  3. Cook overnight or for 8-9 hours. If crockpot has a temperature setting, use low.
Most Helpful

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!

puppitypup January 10, 2008

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.

Missy Wombat August 28, 2007

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.

evelyn/athens August 25, 2007