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Spiced Up Hot Cereal

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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15 m servings 262
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 cups)


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  1. 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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 262 calories; 9.1 37.4 7.5 28 200 Full nutrition

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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 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 wh...

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...

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!

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....

Yum, used about 1/3 c sugar and sprinkled on some almonds

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...

My hubby said this recipe tastes just like his momma's! That was the best compliment ever! :)

I thought this was a delicious breakfast and I will make it often.