Homemade Cream of Wheat


(This is RT, my four and half year old)

My four year old (four and half if you ask him) only eats orange chicken (it has to be the frozen kind from Trader Joe’s), sprinkle donuts, chocolate milk, and cream of wheat (maple brown sugar please).  Well, I’ve tried my hand at homemade orange chicken (it was gross and too much work), I would rather buy the donuts, so that left trying to make cream of wheat from scratch.

Can you even do that??? Yup, and it is super easy too.

First things first.  You need coarse ground wheat.  Which, lucky me, my grandma has a wheat grinder! Plus, tons of wheat in her food storage.  Double score!



Look at that tub of wheat!


You just pour the wheat berries in the top,


and fresh whole wheat flour comes out the bottom.

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Look at those cute helpers! (with my ever present babysitter/helper the iPad)


Fresh whole wheat flour!!!


The cream of wheat itself is very simple.  You just boil some milk, dump in the wheat, whisk it up until it starts to get thick.

This is really good and a great comfort food. So filling and warm.  Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes once your milk is hot.

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Homemade Cream of Wheat
Serves: 4
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 cup course ground wheat
  • pinch of salt
  • sweeteners/flavorings/toppings of your choice
  1. Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and bring almost to boil.  Dump in your ground wheat and whisk until thickened.  About 5 minutes. Pull off the heat and add in your additions if any.  We like to add 2 tablespoons each of butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
  2. Eat!

I make a big batch of this on Monday and then just stick it in the fridge and reheat as needed. Just thin it with some milk.

2 thoughts on “Homemade Cream of Wheat

  1. gina

    Specifically what type of wheat do you use and can I use a high powered blender? My goal is to find an organic wheat at Whole Foods in the bulk bins.

  2. Linda

    I love to make this. It’s really good cooked very thickly then refrigerated it. Then sometimes I cut it in slices and gently brown it in a small amount of butter. It’s delicious, especially when someone can’t have pancakes and waffles (due to eggs)

    Gina really late answer, but any kind of wheat works.


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