Authentic Cream of Wheat Recipe

Most of us grew up eating cream of wheat, it usually tops most breakfast lists from healthy breakfast ideas to easy breakfast ideas. This recipe is quick and easy and require minimal ingredients. The recipe only calls for 3 when you add the toppings you choose you may be looking at three to ten, which is still minimal in this world or gourmet cooking. One thing our recipe lacks when compared to the instant is that it requires some prep work, but within thirty minutes you can prep a healthy breakfast for the whole week, making it a great addition to your meal planning.
Which leads us to the most commonly asked question about cream of wheat. Is cream of wheat healthy? Well that depends on your definition of healthy, but it is an amazing source of whole grain nutrition. Our recipe isn’t enriched like the boxed can so the cream of wheat nutrition varies from the label on the box. However you will still find that half cup of wheat berries contains 20% of your daily iron*. Also the wheat berries are sugar and sodium free.
But what is cream of wheat? If you make it your self it is wheat berries and milk, which differs greatly from the ingredient list you will see on an instant cream of wheat box. The the fact that we also use Non-GMO, grown in the USA wheat berries that you can trace to the very field they grew in, also help you know where your food is coming from. If you want to decrease the amount of processed foods in your day this breakfast recipe is the right choice.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Authentic Cream of Wheat Recipe

 Prep Time  30 Min
 Total Time  45 Min
 Number Ingredients  5
 Number of Servings    12

 Cream of Wheat Ingredients

  • 7 Cups Cold Water
  • 2 Cups Palouse Brand Hard White Wheat Berries
  • 2 Cup Milk (your choice, almond, soy, skim or whole)
  • Brown Sugar and Fruit for Topping, optional

Recipe Instructions

  1. Prep your wheat berries ahead of time. To cook your wheat berries pour 7 cups of water into a medium sauce pan and bring to boil. Add 2 cups Hard White Wheat Berries and let simmer until they are done. About 30 minutes and they should be just past al dente. Once your wheat berries are cooked, drain and store in fridge for the week. They may be stored in either in a zip lock bag or container of your choice.
  2. To make cream of wheat. Simmer 1 cup precooked wheat berries in 2 cups milk (of your choice).
  3. Simmer until just before boiling.
  4. Pour milk and wheat berries into blender.
  5. Blend on high for 30 seconds, or until creamy, adding more milk as needed to create desired texture.
  6. Make 3 cups of prepared cream of wheat. Pour into bowls and serve with brown sugar and fruit. Enjoy!


Comments 8

LeeAnn on

Finally got around to trying this recipe. It was absolutely delicious – so much better than the stuff in the box. Topped with almond butter, honey, cinnamon and berries. Yum!

Palouse Brand on

Hi Carol – Thanks for your comment we are starting to look at using the instapot more!

Carol on

How about recipes on how to change for the instant pot? There’s a huge group I follow on Facebook where we post how to adapt recipes we love. Your beans and recipes including Instant Pot adaptions sure would be a hit with all of us instant pot lovers. Thanks!

Palouse Brand on

Hi Henry, we have never tried that but we don’t see why that wouldn’t work. We would recommend trying a medium grind and then closely watch your cooking times as they might be a little shorter starting off with a ground product. Let us know how it turns out!

Henry Rose on

I’m interested in trying this recipe, but I don’t have a blender. Could I grind the wheat first before step 1? If so would you grind coarse, medium or fine?

Palouse Brand on

We forgot to mention that this recipe would work great for any of our wheat berries!

Palouse Brand on

Hi Dawn! Thanks for leaving a comment and looking at our blog! To make this recipes simply cook the wheat berries overnight in the crock pot. Take two cups of wheat berries and 7 cups of water place in crock pot on low for 8-12 hours. Then simply blend and simmer with milk in the morning!

Dawn Mayes on

Can’t wait to try this… on your home page though, you’ve written about a crock-pot recipe. My friend and I are eager to try that… with the Red Spring Wheat?
Thank you!

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