This is the only way I can get my family to eat cream of wheat or farina. It's the perfect comfort food on a cold winter's morning.

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Max Servings:
6
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Place water, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and butter into a large saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted and the water is steaming but not boiling, whisk in the cream of wheat cereal. Stir constantly until thickened, then reduce heat to low, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar to taste before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

262.4 calories; 7.49 g protein; 37.37 g carbohydrates; 9.07 g fat; 28.45 mg cholesterol; 200.22 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Sarah Jo
09/01/2011
Absolutely delicous. I made no changes or substitutions. The kids had seconds and ate everything that was left in the pan. They could not stop talking about how good it was! Next time I'll try this with raisins or chopped apples and see if I can't pull it off.
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moxie & mirth
02/08/2012
I usually use more evaporated millk to water and just use vanilla butter and sugar. So this was an interesting and yummy change of pace. 4 stars because it didn't knock my socks off but we liked it a lot. Thanks for giving me the chance to switch things up a bit!
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Sarah Jo
09/01/2011
Absolutely delicous. I made no changes or substitutions. The kids had seconds and ate everything that was left in the pan. They could not stop talking about how good it was! Next time I'll try this with raisins or chopped apples and see if I can't pull it off.
(5)
Scotdog
09/27/2007
This was delicious. I am only making enough for one so I cut the measurements a little under half. I also am half asleep & used oatmeal before my mind caught up with the fact it said cream of wheat. It was still delicious I just drained off some of the liquid. Update - I made with cream of wheat the next morning. Excellent. Thanks!
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moxie & mirth
02/08/2012
I usually use more evaporated millk to water and just use vanilla butter and sugar. So this was an interesting and yummy change of pace. 4 stars because it didn't knock my socks off but we liked it a lot. Thanks for giving me the chance to switch things up a bit!
(2)
chefsazy
10/07/2007
I liked this recipe. I didn't give it 5 stars since it is not fantastic enough to win over non-cream of wheat eaters. My kids didn't like it. But I'll make it again for myself! Thanks!
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purplelds
03/08/2012
I loved this recipe but half of my family didn't. That's the only reason I put 4 stars. I did double the recipe because I have a large family and found that I didn't need as much water. You only need 6 cups instead of 8 when doubling. Other than that it has a wonderful taste.
Tammy Lynn
02/09/2017
This was good but I doubled the vanilla and added a bit more of the spices. I added some pecans which gave it a nice crunch. Also I think brown sugar would be better than white sugar in this. All in all I liked it.
ldavido
02/21/2016
Yum used about 1/3 c sugar and sprinkled on some almonds
Reesee719
09/05/2015
I love this version of farina! I eat cream of wheat often so I cook this recipe once or twice a week. The only thing I changed is instead of butter I use organic extra virgin coconut oil. When I reheat the cereal I use evaporated milk to make it creamier. I top the cereal with sliced almonds and dried cranberries.
Elizabeth Higgins
01/16/2013
Very impressed with this recipe. Make it often.