Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Teddy Bear Mush

I had a cup of pumpkin left over after making a batch of Jennifer's pumpkin pancakes the other morning.  My little girl, Amy, helped make them.  My husband said, "Oh, yum.  You've gotta keep this recipe."  High praise for pancakes.  Thanks Jennifer!  Well, the pumpkin was sitting in a jar in my refrigerator smiling at me every time I peeked in the door.  Pumpkin does smile, you know?  Well, this morning I decided that it was time to put that happy little jar to use. 

Amy loves Teddy Bear Mush.  We used to buy a product called Bear Mush at the local co-op.  It's no longer available where we live.  The closest product I can find is called Malto-Meal.  Cream of Wheat would probably work well, also.  This recipe is an original; so, there's no one to blame but me if you don't like it.  :)  By the way, we call it Teddy Bear Mush because I'm sure it's what the three bears ate.

Pumpkin Spice Teddy Bear Mush

In a three quart saucepan, heat over medium heat, stirring often:

4 cups skim milk
2 cups water

Stir together:
1/2 cup sugar,
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg
1/2 t ginger
1/4 t cloves

Malto Meal or Farina

Add the sugar spice mixture to the milk and water.  Continue to heat until tiny bubbles begin to form around the edges of the pot.  Slowly add one cup of Malto Meal stirring with a whisk continually.  Heat until mixture thickens to your taste.  We like ours thick and serve it with milk.

I must say, my little jar of pumpkin was so happy to be part of a warm inviting breakfast treat.

If you are a pumpkin lover like me, you really must try this.  For many more pumpkin recipes, visit my friend Sue's blog, Country Pleasures.  She shares recipes every Tasty Tuesday.  She loves pumpkin and it shows!

Have a warm, cozy Autumn Day!

Happy at Home
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Thoughts of Autumn and Fall


  1. Hi Laura!! So glad you stopped by today. I'm having fun looking at your blog and am off to visit your etsy store.
    Have a blessed day!

  2. Sorry about the curve ball, but more pumpkin recipes to come! lol Thanks for the plug!

  3. I love teddy bear mush (malto-meal) It was really yummy. That blend of spices and the pumpkin really made it flavorful. Thanks Laura for being willing to use it up, wear it out, and make due with what we have. I am sooooo lucky!

    Love you babe!

  4. Thank u for sharing this unique breakfast recipe. I'm doing this from my ohone so it might be messed up. Will follow u and visit when i get home. Linda

  5. That sounds just like something the three bears would eat! What a fun recipe, thanks for sharing at TTF

  6. Hi Linda,
    Yes, that's why I named it that. I was trying to get my little kiddles to
    try something new. The brand of cream of wheat we bought was called
    bear mush.

  7. This sounds good! Thank you for sharing this with us at the HomeAcre Hop. We'd love to have you back again this morning.

  8. How creative! I love this. And it's pumpkin. Come and link up for another entry in the give way.
    Have a wonderful Thursday!

  9. Thanks Lynn, I linked up my Autumn Soups.

  10. I bet I would like this. Growing up Cream of Wheat was my favorite breakfast food. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Give it a try! You'll like it Jann.

    Blessings to you from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

    Laura Lane
    Harvest Lane Cottage

  12. Hello there! Thank you for sharing your pumpkin post on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! We have *featured* this post on our LINK UP LOVE column today. Have a lovely week and please join in again next Monday :)



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