Mama Bear's Porridge Recipe -
Mama Bear's Porridge Recipe
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Mama Bear's Porridge

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"My Mama Bear made this for us all the time! Even oatmeal haters might like this version. It's sweet and custardy, and keeps you full 'till lunchtime. By the way, don't balk at the 'raw eggs' that get stirred in - the hot porridge cooks them completely. Bears prefer honey, but brown sugar can be used instead."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Combine the powdered milk, oats and cinnamon; quickly stir into the boiling water. Return the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the mixture is the desired thickness.
  2. Remove from heat and mix in the raisins and vanilla. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. The hot porridge will cook the eggs completely. Divide the porridge between 4 bowls. Top each one with a teaspoon of butter, 1/4 cup of milk , and drizzle with honey.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 13, 2003

I really love this! I've made it several days in a row. It's protein packed- far more than regular oatmeal, so it's a great energy boost for breakfast, and a good source of calcium with all the extra milk added. I did leave the oatmeal on the burner for a minute or two after the eggs were added, so I was sure they'd cook. I also omitted the honey during cooking because the first time, it burned. My kids didn't like this (I thought I could sneak the eggs on them) but I love it. It's a recipe you can play with too - I scaled it back to one serving and still added both eggs and it was really custardy and good. If you like bread pudding and you like oatmeal, you'll like this. This is also a great recipe for expectant moms like me, whose doctors recommend a very high protein breakfast and three glasses of milk a day for calcium (hard to get those in!) - this meets a LOT of those requirements into one really yummy breakfast! Thanks for sharing!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2009

My husband and I basically enjoyed this recipe but were put off somewhat by the flavor of powdered milk. There is really no reason why powdered milk has to be used, so if I make it again I will either use regular (skim) milk or simply use water. It would probably also be easier to beat the eggs into the liquid before heating. Otherwise, if you aren't careful, you could end up with streaks of cooked egg throughtout your cereal.

Jul 01, 2006

This recipe requires a little modification if you like your porridge thick instead of runny, that is why 4 stars instead of 5. I added 2TBSP more oatmeal, and then still had to continue cooking on low after the addition of each of the eggs to reach my desired consistency. However, at that point I was very pleased with the overall product. I knew it wouldn't be sweet enough for my family, so I substituted 3 TBSP of brown sugar for the honey and mixed it in with the eggs. Then we sprinkled brown sugar on top... oh, and I used just a TBSP or so of half n half on top of each bowl instead of the quarter cup of milk. Didn't have vanilla, so used a few drops of almond extract... and omitted the raisins as we don't like them. It turned out delicious and I agree with the other reviewers, it packs an oatmeal breakfast with an extra protein punch so it sticks to your ribs! Thanks.

Jun 02, 2006

When I was a kid, I had to eat oatmeal for breakfast and I wasn't allowed to dress it up with sugar, butter or even honey, so for years, the mere thought of oatmeal was enough to make me gag (I know, I know, Oliver Twist would've been quite pleased to eat my portion, even without sugar), but when I saw that this recipe tasted "custardy" I had to give it a try. I'm glad I did! I used brown sugar instead of honey and I added 1/4 teaspoon salt. This will be great on cold winter mornings.

Nov 14, 2008

This was really good. I added more cinnamon (another 1/2 tsp) and I had to cook it a little longer to get it to a good consistency. The first time I made this I put the honey on it - it was great. Even my 3 and 5 year old boys liked it! The next time I made this, I added wild blueberry preserves to my serving. It was soooo good - it tasted kinda like a blueberry muffin!! Yum!

Mar 03, 2005

Yum, yum, yum! I love this recipe! I omit the raisins and I also leave the porridge on low heat for an extra minute while I stir the egg in. I usually add extra cinnamon and sometimes nutmeg as well and at the end I add about 1/2 a chopped banana and sometimes honey or sweetener instead of the butter and milk. It comes out lovely, warm and creamy and gives me energy! Thanks for a great recipe! I meant to say as well that I throw it all on the stove, hop in the shower and when I come out, voila - it's ready!

Sep 28, 2007

This is a great filling healthy breakfast. Both kids and the hubby enjoyed it. I only had 2 eggs and it was still nice and creamy. We didn't add the extra milk and I used brown sugar instead of honey. I have made it quite a few time the past 2 weeks. Thanks Becky!

Apr 26, 2007

This was definitely the best oatmeal I have ever eaten. I did change the recipe a little, though. Since I was only making two servings, I halved the recipe, but used a cup of oats (I only had quick-cooking), added nutmeg, and only used one egg (how are you supposed to put in half an egg??) The result was excellent, and my husband liked it, too. Will definitely make this many more times.


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  • Calories
  • 507 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 64.2 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 151 mg
  • 50%
  • Fat
  • 20.5 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 19.2 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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