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!