I've been meaning to share this recipe with you for years, and since it happens to be my photo of the day today, now seems like the perfect time.
As a good Scottish lass (a Ferguson/Wallace mix on my mother's side), I love oatmeal in any form (granola and muesli are staples around here). Nothing gets you going on a cold winter morning like a warm bowl of oatmeal, but I find I'm often ravenous within a couple of hours of eating it. That's never been a problem with this version. The oats are simmered in milk until soft, and then three whole eggs are stirred into the mixture, making a rich, custardy porridge (a little like rice pudding). All that extra protein gives this breakfast added staying power.
Mama Bear's Porridge
- 3 cups milk (plus more for serving)
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned)
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 3 eggs
Remove from heat. Add vanilla and stir. Stirring constantly, add one third of the whisked eggs at a time, stirring until smooth with each addition. The eggs will cook from the residual heat.
Spoon into bowls. Top with a splash more milk, brown sugar or honey, and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts. (You can also add a pat of butter, if you're feeling decadent.)
I hope your family enjoys this as much as mine does!
Adapted from this recipe.