Papa Bear Oatmeal

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (not instant or quick cooking)
3 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup raisins
1 banana, sliced
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup heavy cream
Brown sugar, for serving
Honey, for serving





In a medium saucepan, bring 3 1/2 cups water and the salt to a boil. Stir in the oats and simmer until almost thickened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the raisins and cook for 2 to 3 minutes more

Spoon the oatmeal into individual bowls and serve. Place the banana and strawberry slices, cream, brown sugar, and honey into the oatmeal bowl. Stir if desired.

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I have always loved oatmeal and this recipie is incredible. I love the texture of the oats, the flavor with the heavy cream and brown sugar mixing in and the hot fruit is amazing! I will make this again. And again. My daughter een is liking it and she doesnt like anything anymore. Thanks for a great recipie!

By Heather M on January 13, 2012


This oatmeal is AWESOME!!!!!!!! My family loves it!!!!!!!!!! Absolutely delicious!!!!

By Nina Smith on January 11, 2012


I saw you make this on your show one day and had to try it. I am sold!! I am absolutely in love with this oatmeal. I made it for my son and his girlfriend and now whenever she comes over, she has him make it for her!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! Wendy Burke

By Wendy Burke on February 26, 2011


My husband and I eat the Papa Bear Oatmeal almost every morning. I use a mixture of frozen fruits instead of just strawberries. I also put about a Tbsp. of walnuts on top of each. I use 1% milk instead of heavy cream, and don't add the honey, just to cut calories. Delicious and very filling. I am a huge PB fan and couldn't wait to make the muffins. I was not thrilled, ended up throwing most of them in the garbage. One of the few recipes of Paula's that I didn't care for.

By Pam LaGrone on February 04, 2011


I saw Paula getting ready to cook this up when I had to leave the room. I had to look up the recipe and try it out. I can't wait! I did get to see the PB&J muffins. We're having those tomorrow for breakfast with this oatmeal. I love you, Paula!

By Jessica H. on January 07, 2011


i did not need lunch.this is really good and whole family enjoyed this. thanks marion miller picayune ms.

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