Super Easy Banana Cream of Wheat

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When people think of having a delicious, comforting breakfast, Cream of Wheat is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. This banana Cream of Wheat recipe with honey will change your mind about how you think of this hot cereal.

Eating the same things over and over again can get boring, so don’t be afraid to experiment with flavors. I am always throwing things together, hoping for the next flavor sensation.

One morning I had a banana that was getting pretty ripe and needed to be used, so I smushed it up and put it in my cream of wheat and loved the combination. It’s so fruity, simple, and delicious. I wish I would have thought of this combo sooner, but now I make it all the time. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

How to Make Cream of Wheat with Bananas

The basic Cream of Wheat recipe is made with just water and a little salt, which is honestly quite bland. Similar to grits in texture, Cream of Wheat is a ground wheat cereal or farina that takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it very well.

You are almost limitless in what you can add to make it tasty.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cream of Wheat
  • 1/2 ripe banana 
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

Smoosh banana until smooth.

Add milk to a saucepan and add banana, honey, and vanilla.

Once it just starts to boil, add the Cream of Wheat.

Cook until desired thickness.

Top with banana slices from the second half of the banana and a little cinnamon sugar and honey if you’d like.

Can Babies Eat Cream of Wheat?

Solid foods can be offered to babies six months of age or older. Discuss which foods to feed your baby and when with your pediatrician. 

You may be wondering, can babies have Cream of Wheat? The answer is yes! It is one of the earliest solid foods I gave to my kids after introducing fruits and vegetables.

Cream of Wheat is healthy and has a smooth, creamy texture that is easy to swallow. Cream of Wheat is also versatile, so you can flavor it however you’d like to suit your baby’s taste.

Depending on your baby’s age, you can make it as thin or textured as you’d like.

Cream of Wheat with Banana for Babies

When making Cream of Wheat for babies, do not add cow’s milk or honey; just add fruit. Honey can contain spores that cause botulism in babies under one year of age, but honey is fine to use if your baby is one or older.

To ensure that the cereal is smooth, make a banana puree with a stick hand blender or regular countertop blender before adding it to the pan. For a shortcut, just add some banana jarred or homemade baby food.

Once the cereal is done cooking, thin it out with some extra liquid or fruit purée and allow it cool before feeding.

Banana Cream of Wheat for Toddlers

To make Cream of Wheat for your toddler, prepared it as written on the recipe card, leaving out the honey. To make a thicker cereal that will be easier for older babies and toddlers to feed themselves, add a little less milk to thicken it up. You can always add more later if you think it’s too thick.

Helpful Tip

I always keep these CoolIt bowls in the freezer to cool hot foods quickly. I have had them for years, and I still use them to cool hot soups and pasta for my 9-year-old.

Vegan Cream of Wheat with Bananas

It is very easy to make this recipe for Cream of Wheat vegan if you’d prefer. Use brown sugar, white sugar, maple syrup, agave, or Splenda instead of honey.

Instead of milk, substitute it with almond, soy, or another favorite milk alternative.

Banana Cream of Wheat Recipe

Honey Banana Cream of Wheat

Honey Banana Cream of Wheat

Yield: 1 serving
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cream of Wheat
  • 1/2 ripe banana 
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Smoosh banana until smooth.
  2. Add milk to a saucepan and add banana, honey, and vanilla.
  3. Once it just starts to boil, add Cream of Wheat.
  4. Cook until desired thickness.
  5. Top with banana slices from the second half of the banana and a little cinnamon sugar if you'd like.

Notes

See below for recipe variations for baby food and vegan.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 285Total Fat: 6.6ggSaturated Fat: 3.8ggCholesterol: 25mgmgSodium: 147mgmgCarbohydrates: 45.8ggFiber: 1.8ggSugar: 33ggProtein: 11.4gg

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2 Comments

  1. This was super tasty! I love bananas but struggle to use the last over-ripe one of the bunch. This is delicious and easy!

    1. I’m glad you liked it! I have the same problem with finding something to do with one or two over-ripe bananas.

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