16 Creative Cream of Wheat Recipes

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I am always looking for good Cream of Wheat recipes to try. On its own, it’s pretty bland. Even just adding milk instead of water and a little cinnamon and sugar (or Splenda, stevia, etc.) will take it to a new level. But what if you want to be even more creative with your breakfast cereal? Then you’re in luck!

It’s funny, I was on a cream of wheat kick and on a whim, I decided to post some recipes that I’d thrown together. It has become one of the more popular posts on my blog for the past three years and counting. That’s when I realized that people really want to know how to make Cream of Wheat taste good. Is it even possible?

16 Cream of Wheat recipes

The answer is yes!


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I have found fifteen more of the best recipes that will level up your Cream of Wheat game to expert with a stir of a spoon.

Cream of wheat is an easy and delicious breakfast option but can be fairly bland on its own. Adding spices, fruit, and even savory flavors will take it from boring to WOW in seconds. These cream of wheat recipes will give you some inspiration and you will never eat flavorless cream of wheat again.

I hope these cream of wheat recipes have given you some inspiration to try this underrated breakfast cereal. It is not only soul-warming on a cold fall or winter morning (or any morning, really), it can also be delicious!


Even if you don’t have all of these ingredients on hand and you’re looking for something to make today, my advice to making delicious cream of wheat is to start with milk instead of water. What does water taste like? Nothing. So what will your cream of wheat taste like? That’s right. Nothing.

A few ideas of what to put in cream of wheat to up the flavor are cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar (or Splenda, stevia, etc), maple syrup, and honey. To that, add some fresh, frozen, or dried fruit while it’s cooking. I also like to add vanilla to every batch and have also played with other extracts like lemon and almond.

Go ahead. Get creative!

16 Cream of Wheat recipes

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  1. Does anyone have a recipe for tapioca pudding made with cream of wheat? It was on the package years ago and I tried it. It was really good. I never wrote it down and I’m trying to find it.

  2. I eat a lot of cream of wheat because I’m on a full liquid diet following surgery.

    My favorite stir-ins for sweet include cream and butter, and brown sugar.

    I’m much more of a fan of savory, and that’s where I go wild. Tonight, I caramelized an onion; cooked the cream of wheat in beef broth, butter, a dash of red wine and Worcestershire sauce, and thyme, salt, and pepper, then added the onions, pureed it, and stirred in shredded parm and shredded provolone, for a hearty french onion soup vibe. Last night, dinner was cream of wheat cooked in chicken stock with a dash of cream, lots of shredded cheddar, S&P, onion powder, garlic powder, a little cajun seasoning and a small jar of green pea baby food, with salad shrimp, pureed. BOOM! SHRIMP AND CHEESE GRITS!

    I never realized I could use cream of wheat as a way to cook anything other than the cream of wheat my Poppaw ate when I was a kid, but I have a feeling that it’ll be a pantry staple from now on for an easy and filling meal….. but I’ll probably drop all the pureeing and baby food add-ins. Lol

    1. That sounds delicious. I haven’t attempted to make savory cream of wheat, but now I think I’m inspired to try it.

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