Spiced Up Hot Cereal Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spiced Up Hot Cereal Recipe
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Spiced Up Hot Cereal

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"This is the only way I can get my family to eat cream of wheat or farina. It's the perfect comfort food on a cold winter's morning."

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Original recipe makes 6 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place water, milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, and butter into a large saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted and the water is steaming but not boiling, whisk in the cream of wheat cereal. Stir constantly until thickened, then reduce heat to low, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar to taste before serving.
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Sep 01, 2011

Absolutely delicous. I made no changes or substitutions. The kids had seconds and ate everything that was left in the pan. They could not stop talking about how good it was! Next time, I'll try this with raisins or chopped apples and see if I can't pull it off.

Sep 27, 2007

This was delicious. I am only making enough for one so I cut the measurements a little under half. I also am half asleep & used oatmeal before my mind caught up with the fact it said cream of wheat. It was still delicious I just drained off some of the liquid. Update - I made with cream of wheat the next morning. Excellent. Thanks!

Feb 08, 2012

I usually use more evaporated millk to water, and just use vanilla, butter, and sugar. So this was an interesting and yummy change of pace. 4 stars because it didn't knock my socks off, but we liked it a lot. Thanks for giving me the chance to switch things up a bit!

Oct 07, 2007

I liked this recipe. I didn't give it 5 stars since it is not fantastic enough to win over non-cream of wheat eaters. My kids didn't like it. But, I'll make it again for myself! Thanks!

Nov 18, 2013

My hubby said this recipe tastes just like his momma's! That was the best compliment ever! :)

Nov 15, 2013

I thought this was a delicious breakfast and I will make it often.

Jan 16, 2013

Very impressed with this recipe. Make it often.

Mar 08, 2012

I loved this recipe, but half of my family didn't. That's the only reason I put 4 stars. I did double the recipe because I have a large family and found that I didn't need as much water. You only need 6 cups instead of 8 when doubling. Other than that, it has a wonderful taste.


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  • Calories
  • 262 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.4 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.1 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 7.5 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 200 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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