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3 Cream of Wheat Recipes Because Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat

Two Recipes to Add Flavor to Your Cream of Wheat

by Regan

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When I was a little girl, sugary kids’ cereals were a big no-no. To my mother, giving me Life cereal was living on the edge and I’m pretty sure I was a teenager before I ever tried Trix or Fruit Loops. Instead, Mom was all about the hot cereals, like oatmeal and cream of wheat. {insert groans and eyerolls}

Have you ever read how to prepare cream of wheat? Just add water and a pinch of salt. Boring! No wonder why people don’t eat it very often. I think I would rather eat the cardboard box it comes in.  

As a kid I would add a little milk and maple syrup to flavor it up. It’s good but can get a little monotonous if that’s the only way you’re adding flavor. Now that I’m older and like to experiment for the sake of experimenting, I have found three new ways that I love to eat this versatile cereal that I think you will also enjoy. 

TRY THESE CREAM OF WHEAT RECIPES

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Kick it up a notch with some fresh blueberries, vanilla extract, and lemon extract. This is so easy and so delicious. If you want a little more additional sweetness, add sugar, Splenda, real maple syrup, agave, or honey.

Yield: 1 serving

Lemon Blueberry Cream of Wheat

Lemon Blueberry Cream of Wheat
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cream of Wheat
  • 1/3 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 packet of Splenda (or 1-2 tsp. sweetener of choice - sugar, honey, agave) 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. lemon extract

Instructions

  1. Add milk to a saucepan and begin cooking according to package directions.
  2. To the pot, add blueberries, Splenda (or other sweetener of choice; stevia, honey, sugar), vanilla, and lemon extract.
  3. As the blueberries cook, smoosh some of them for a more even blueberry flavor.
  4. Once the milk is just about to boil, add Cream of Wheat and cook until desired thickness.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234 Total Fat: 6.5g Saturated Fat: 3.8g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 146mg Carbohydrates: 29.3g Fiber: 1.4g Sugar: 20.6g Protein: 11.1g

Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat

Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat


This is a little more traditional, I guess. Maybe? It is for oatmeal anyway and I do also make oatmeal with this same flavor profile. 

Yield: 1 serving

Spiced Golden Raisin Cream of Wheat

Spiced Golden Raisin Cream of Wheat
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cream of Wheat
  • 2 tsp. honey or agave 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • A pinch to 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 
  • A pinch to 1/8 tsp. nutmeg, preferably freshly grated
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup of raisins; I prefer golden raisins

Instructions

    1. Add milk to a saucepan with raisins, honey or agave, and vanilla.
    2. Once it just starts to boil, add Cream of Wheat.
    3. Cook until desired thickness.

Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat

Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat

See, cream of wheat doesn’t have to be a bland, groan-worthy breakfast option. Get crazy, add some random stuff to it. Live it up! With some added flavor, you now have a nice, warm, hearty breakfast that can put a smile on your face if you dare to be creative.

 


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Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat

3 Cream of Wheat Recipes Because Life is Too Short to Eat Boring Cream of Wheat

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