Creamy Wheat Cereal

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes
Cook: 11 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.

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

November 2008
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