Baon Bonanza: Super Easy Bear Porridge


Your kids will definitely have no trouble waking up early on a school day with this adorable breakfast prepared by Nikki Garcia of Nikkimbento!

Nikki is a mother to picky eaters, Nikki’s creative bento boxes initially began as a way to get her children to try new food. This eventually became Nikkimbento, her two- year strong venture. For more innovative concoctions, follow her on IG (@nikkimbento) or email her at

Preparation time: 5-15 minutes
Serves 1

1 slice bread, for the ears and nose
3 round banana slices
4 red grapes or blueberries
1⁄2 cup instant oatmeal or steel-cut oats
brown sugar

1. To make the face, flatten the bread slice
using a rolling pin. Cut 3 identical circles
using kitchen shears, or small, round cutters. Place a banana slice on each circle.
Top one of the banana slices with 1⁄2 red
grape for the nose.
2. Take a grape and cut in half for the eyes.
Cook the oatmeal. Add milk if desired, and mix well. serve in a small bowl.
3. To assemble the bear, place 2 round bread slices at the top for ears, and 1 round bread slice at the center for the snout. Position the grape eyes and red grape-banana nose, then sprinkle brown sugar. Top with cinnamon.

Recipe by Nikki Garcia of Nikkimbento
Photography by Mike Chua

This recipe was originally published in the August-September 2017 issue of Breakfast Magazine.