Cream of Wheat is a brand of hot cereal similar to oatmeal that is very easy to make but can sometimes taste boring if you do not know how to jazz it up. Don’t worry, we are going to show you how to make Cream of Wheat taste good so you can enjoy this popular breakfast cereal anytime you want!
What is a Cream of Wheat?
Cream of Wheat is made from ground wheat and wheat germ and is fortified with vitamins and minerals. The original kind of Cream of Wheat is not flavored, but it also comes in flavors such as maple and brown sugar and banana walnut.
How to Make Cream of Wheat Taste Good
There are several ways you can improve the flavor and texture of your Cream of Wheat and make it taste even better. Here are some of our favorite ways to make Cream of Wheat taste good.
Replace Water with Milk
Most people prepare instant Cream of Wheat with water, but try using milk instead. Unlike water, milk contains extra sugar and fat, which enhances the flavor of this hot cereal. You can use any kind of milk, including whole milk, low-fat milk, skim milk, coconut milk, or even half-and-half.
Spice it Up
Cinnamon, nutmeg, or pumpkin pie spice gives Cream of Wheat a lot more flavor without adding more sugar. Add your spices to the dry cereal before adding your hot milk or water. You will not only enjoy the taste, but the spices will also smell great!
Add a Dash of Extract
Try adding a dash of vanilla or almond extract to your Cream of Wheat after you add your hot water or milk. Start by adding just a drop or two, as extracts can add too strong of a flavor if you use too much. You can always add more extract if you want.
Prepare your Cream of Wheat with either hot water or milk, and then add in some of your favorite fruits to sweeten it up. Try adding sliced bananas, apples, berries, or any type of fruit that you can think of. Dried fruit like raisins or craisins is a great addition as well.
Stir in Maple Syrup or Honey
Honey and maple are humectants, which means they draw moisture from the air and into your food. Both make Cream of Wheat more flavorful by improving its texture and taste. Honey also helps ensure that the grains do not clump together.
Stir in Brown Sugar
Brown sugar is sugar made from sugar cane or sugar beets. Look for brown sugar that says “natural” on the label, which means it’s made without artificial ingredients like hydrogenated oil or bleached cornstarch.
A spoonful of brown sugar added to your bowl of Cream of Wheat will sweeten it right up.
Fold in Chocolate Chips
When you mix the cereal with milk, add some chocolate chips. They will melt and create a rich, creamy texture. It’s a great way to get your kids to eat Cream of Wheat. You can also fold the chocolate chips into your Cream of Wheat cereal. It makes the dish look nicer, with a warm chocolate chip cookie taste.
Adding some walnuts or pecans to Cream of Wheat makes it heartier and provides a nice crunch. Coconut flakes are also a delicious way to add flavor and texture to this popular breakfast porridge known as Cream of Wheat. Now go grab some instant Cream of Wheat at the grocery store now and try one or all the tips from this article.