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3 Easy Ways to Make Cream of Wheat - A Warm Bowl of Goodness

3 Easy Ways to Make Cream of Wheat
A nice warm breakfast can set the mood for the whole day. A bowl of Cream of Wheat is a breakfast choice for many. It is easy to make, healthy, and will keep you filled with its goodness for most part of the day.
Shruti Bhat
Last Updated: Feb 23, 2018
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You can chill the Cream of Wheat after cooking, slice it, and then fry it for a unique breakfast item. You will come across different flavors of Cream of Wheat, so you can use these to make bread, cookies, and muffins too.
Cream of Wheat has been a household name in America since the 1800s. This breakfast dish has made many of its admirers nostalgic with fond childhood memories. This cereal is healthy, adaptable, affordable, and easy to make. But most importantly, it can be made within just a couple of minutes!
Cream of Wheat does not compromise on health. In fact, this dish is a good source of iron, fiber, calcium, and vitamins, viz., B1 and B9, thiamine, and folate. Following are some ways in which you can make yourself and your loved ones a nice bowl of Cream of Wheat, be it on the stove or in the microwave. And if you are tired of your regular Cream of Wheat, you could also try some of the below-given tips to spruce it up.
Cream of Wheat Recipe from Scratch
easy ways to make cream of wheat
● Cream of Wheat, 1½ cups
● Cinnamon stick, 1
● Clove powder, a pinch
● Butter, 2 tbsp.
● Grated nutmeg, a pinch
● Vanilla extract, ½ tsp.
● Milk, 3 cups
● Sugar ¾ cup
● Salt, ½ tsp.
● Water, 2 cups

In a saucepan, combine Cream of Wheat with water, milk, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, clove powder, and sugar. Allow this to rest for a couple of minutes.

Place this mixture on heat and stir constantly. Once it comes to a boil, add in butter and let it simmer. Do not forget to keep stirring the mixture. Cook the Cream of Wheat till you get your desired consistency. Remember, it will thicken once it begins cooling down. Serve it warm, garnished with a pinch full of nutmeg.
Cream of Wheat Microwave Recipe
easy ways to make cream of wheat
● Cream of Wheat, 3 tbsp.
● Sugar, 1 tbsp.
● Water or milk, 1¼ cups
● Salt, a pinch
● Water, 2 cups

Combine all the ingredients together in a big microwave bowl. Cook the cereal for a minute in the microwave on high setting. Pull it out carefully and give it a good stir. Set it back into the microwave for a minute or two. Stir it every 30 seconds. Repeat this process till the Cream of Wheat has thickened, all the ingredients are amalgamated, and the dish is cooked well.

* The temperature of the microwave will vary from machine to machine.
If you are considering making Cream of Wheat in the microwave, you would need to stir the contents frequently at short intervals to prevent it from burning.
Cream of Wheat Recipe with Banana and Maple Syrup
easy ways to make cream of wheat
● Cream of Wheat, 1 cup
● Small banana, 2
● Water, 2 cups
● Milk, 2 cups
● Salt, ½ tsp.
● Maple syrup, ½ cup
● Almonds, toasted, 2 tbsp.

Chop 1 banana and keep it aside. In a saucepan, combine milk, water, and salt together and bring to a boil. Slowly whisk in the Cream of Wheat and continue stirring the mixture till it thickens. Add in maple syrup and chopped bananas into the cereal, and mix well. Garnish with sliced bananas and toasted almonds.
Ways to Better the Taste
➤ Sprinkle in some spices, viz., nutmeg, allspice, or cinnamon into the Cream of Wheat to give it a sweet heat, depth, and an earthy taste.
➤ Chocolate syrup, chips, essence, or even cocoa powder can be added to give your dish a chocolaty sweet goodness.
➤ If you wish to keep it simple, you could try vanilla extract.
easy ways to make cream of wheat
➤ Replace your boring old sugar with some date sugar or brown sugar while cooking your Cream of Wheat.
➤ Honey is another great substitute for sugar that will add on to the nutrition and flavor.
Fruit and Nuts
easy ways to make cream of wheat
➤ You could also choose to garnish your Cream of Wheat with fresh fruits, viz., raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, bananas, etc.
➤ You can enrich your dish by adding in apricots, walnuts, raisins, pistachios, cashews, pecans, almonds, Macadamia nuts, etc.
➤ To have a little fun, try crumbling in chunks of granola pieces.