Monday, January 10, 2011

Papa Bear Oatmeal

After watching Paula Deen and her son make Papa Bear Oatmeal the other day, I had to try this. This recipe makes oatmeal taste outstanding!! Here you will find her recipe and below is how I made it with a few minor adjustments. YumO!

My version of Paula’s recipe for
Papa Bear Oatmeal

• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats (not instant)
• 1 cup water or milk…I use skim milk
• Approximately 1/8 cup raisins
• Approximately 1 tbsp. butter
• 1 small banana, sliced
• Approximately 1/8 cup heavy cream
• Approximately 2 tbsp. Brown sugar
• Small amount of glazed or toasted pecans, chopped

In a medium saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. (If using milk do not bring to a boil, just stir in oats when it starts to steam). Stir in the oats and raisins. Simmer until desired thickness.
Spoon the oatmeal into individual bowls. Top with butter cut into several pieces, the brown sugar, banana, pecans and DO Not Stir. Pour cream over all. Enjoy! When the brown sugar and the butter melt together over the warm oatmeal…it is awesome!

If you are not a fan of oatmeal….you will love this.
If you are not a fan of raisins…you will love this.

It is wholesome and hearty…a stick-to-your-ribs kind of meal. We eat supper early at my house most nights and on occasion I sometimes wake in the middle of the night a little hungry. I fixed this one night for supper and nope, I did not wake up hungry that night. During these cold winter months it will warm you to the bone with its pleasant taste. Try it…you will love it!

I hope you all are warm and toasty in your homes…it is cold! I think winter should officially end and stop when the Christmas holidays are over and the New Year has arrived! The year should start out with a warming up and the rebirth of spring. Bringing forth the flowers, blossoms, and buds! All snow should be gone; even though we rarely have any in the south…winter is just too dark, dreary, and ugly some days, so I officially call an end to it! Bring on the spring…

I really do not believe I have the powers to be of making the cold go away… so in the meantime I will try to stay warm and safe until the warmer weather arrives. Please remember to pray for those who are out in the cold and do not live as fortunate as we do.

What I'm reading: Can't Wait To Get To Heaven by Fannie Flagg.  A comedy-mystery of a small town trying to answer the age old question of "Why are we here?" and "What is life all about anyway?".....It is so funny good!


Julie Harward said...

There is one food which I food only, and that is oatmeal cereal! I hated it then and I would not ever try it again..even this one! I never made it for my kids because I didn't want them to grow up hating it. I would try just about anything but oatmeal. Sorry Bless you for trying but nothing can make me try it again! ;D LOL (How's that for a reason!?) :D

Anonymous said...

"I saw this looked sooo good!!"
Lauren Woodham King

Char said...

this is exactly how i make my oatmeal except for the banana. yum!

Laura said...

This recipe looks so good! My husband loves oatmeal for breakfast in the winter. He works outside a good deal of the day and cold cereal just doesn't do it.
I agree with you totally. Spring should start after the holidays. I say that a lot more the older I get. :)

Julze said...

Yum! I love oatmeal...especially with raisins and brown sugar!

I look forward to eating it come winter time!

Julie Harward said...

Cora dear, this is one dare I won't be taking (tee hee) but you are such a sweetie, you just about convinced me! ;D LOL

Anonymous said...

i am going to try this recipe, thank you! my hubs loves oatmeal....thank you for the book recommendation. hugs!

Cinner said...

I just may have to make some of this. sounds good. I love Paula Dean, she makes me smile. Your book sounds like a good one. have a great week. hugs.

Tina said...

Yum! Looks great! I love oatmeal...with flavor!

I've enjoyed reading your blog!
You have a new follower!


I am eating a bowl of oatmeal right now! I would have added raisins if I had any left. I love raisin, cinnamin and splenda in mine.

Angie Berry said...

Beautiful picture of the flowers, love it!

I love oatmeal and have not made any in a very long time. I keep forgetting to buy some oats. I'm putting them on my shopping list right now so I can try this, sounds delicious!! Mmmm... I can taste it now.

Robin said...

My husband HATES oatmeal, but I made this for my daughter and myself and gave him a small cup to try. Now he actually asks for it. lol.