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Creamy Wheat Cereal

Prep time 10 mins
Stand time 5 mins
Cook time 11 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quick-cooking (2 1/2-minute) creamy wheat cereal

Nutrition Information

  • calories 253
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 1.5 g
  • satfat 0.8 g
  • monofat 0.4 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 7.9 g
  • carbohydrate 51.6 g
  • fiber 1.4 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 2.1 mg
  • sodium 191 mg
  • calcium 179 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place apricots in a small bowl with hot water to cover, and let stand 5 minutes or until plump. Drain.

  2. Cook milk, next 4 ingredients, and 2 cups water in a heavy nonaluminum saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 5 to 6 minutes or just until bubbles appear (do not boil). Remove from heat; remove cinnamon stick and cloves with a slotted spoon, and discard.

  3. Stir in creamy wheat cereal. Cook over low heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until done. Top with apricots, and serve immediately.

  4. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Original (2 1/2-minute) Cream of Wheat.