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A while ago, I discovered a great new blog Word of Wisdom Living. The author, Skip Hellewell, writes about the importance of healthy living and shares a few great recipes. For those of you not of Mormon faith, this blog would be a great resource to help you understand what that Word of Wisdom thing is all about.
The recipe, Breakfast Compote, is basically a cracked wheat (hot) cereal, and let me tell you, it's delicious and easy to make.
I bought my cracked wheat from a specialty baking store, but I know you can get it at natural food stores and in some grocery stores. If you have an old school wheat grinder, you can adjust the stones (that grind the wheat) to grind it only slightly, making cracked wheat.
This cereal can be eaten very simply with just brown sugar, which is how my kids eat it, or you can gussy it up.
Turn the stove on high heat and bring the wheat/water mixture to a boil.
If your kids are like mine, they like simple simple, without a lot of mix-ins. And so they eat their cereal with just brown sugar, like they eat their oatmeal. But I love the add-ins that Skip suggests in his recipe.
Be sure to make this after the holidays when you have eaten too much sugar and just want something healthy in your tummy.
Cracked Wheat Cereal
Word of Wisdom Living
2 1/2 cups hot water
1/2 cup cracked wheat
1/2 cup oats
The night before, put hot water and cracked wheat cereal in a pot and cover. In the morning, bring the mixture to a boil and add the oats. Turn off the heat and let sit for five minutes. Divide cereal into four bowls and add the toppings and sweeteners you wish. ENJOY!