I am excited to share with you guys our cream of wheat recipe! I grew up eating cream of wheat from the box with brown sugar. It was easy and fast for the busy mornings on the go and it was more nutritious than other cereals. Cream of wheat nutrition, when you make it yourself, is easy to calculate and you know there are no artificial flavors or preservatives. It is a clean and simple breakfast. I wondered how hard it would be to make cream of wheat from scratch utilizing our whole grains. It turns out it is very simple! Top with brown sugar and fruit, if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
4 1/2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring cold water to a boil in a saucepan; add wheat berries. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover saucepan, and simmer until wheat berries are tender yet firm to the bite, about 30 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine wheat berries and almond milk in a large saucepan over medium; heat just until about to boil, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a blender, working in batches if needed. Blend mixture on high until creamy, adding more milk to reach desired consistency, about 30 seconds.

Cook's Notes:

Substitute the almond milk with soy, skim, whole, or any other variety.

Wheat berries can be cooked ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator in a resealable bag or container.

For smaller batches, simmer 1 cup cooked wheat berries with 2 cups milk to create 3 cups cream of wheat. Blend in blender until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; protein 5.2g 10% DV; carbohydrates 36g 12% DV; fat 2.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 133.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2020
with a surplus of hard white wheat, I was at a loss. this recipe is simple and functional. i enjoy cream of wheat with a variety of toppings :) Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2016
I'm sorry to say this recipe didn't work for me. I followed the recipe with the exception of reducing the serving down to one. I was not willing to risk the wheat berries in such a large quantity just in case it didn't turn out well. So glad I did! First - there is not enough liquid to cook for 30 minutes. At the 30 minute time the berries were a bit soft so I proceeded. The berries never blended they spun and spun but didn't do much else. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/02/2016
I'm sorry to say this recipe didn't work for me. I followed the recipe with the exception of reducing the serving down to one. I was not willing to risk the wheat berries in such a large quantity just in case it didn't turn out well. So glad I did! First - there is not enough liquid to cook for 30 minutes. At the 30 minute time the berries were a bit soft so I proceeded. The berries never blended they spun and spun but didn't do much else. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/14/2020
with a surplus of hard white wheat, I was at a loss. this recipe is simple and functional. i enjoy cream of wheat with a variety of toppings :) Read More