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Papa Bear Oatmeal

By Paula Deen


Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Servings: 10


  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups not instant or quick cooking old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup raisins
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • for serving brown sugar
  • for serving honey


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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