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.
Cream of Wheat
2 cups Palouse Brand Hard White Wheat Berries
7 cups cold water
2 cups milk
Brown sugar and fruit for topping (optional)
Pour 7 cups of water into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
Add 2 cups of Hard White Wheat Berries and let simmer for 30 minutes until al dente. Drain.
Simmer 1 cup of the cooked wheat berries in 2 cups of milk.
Simmer until just boiling.
Pour milk and wheat berries into a blender.
Blend on high for 30 seconds or until creamy, adding milk as needed for desired texture.
Serve with brown sugar and fruit.