Creamy Wheat Cereal

Creamy Wheat Cereal

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings
  • Cook time:11 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Stand:5 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 253
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.8g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 7.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 51.6g
  • Fiber: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Iron: 2.1mg
  • Sodium: 191mg
  • Calcium: 179mg

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