Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pantry Meal: Wheat Cereal

More wheat! No grinder necessary! This recipe is super easy, and I was surprised at how good it was. My husband and baby both gobbled it down. The three year old was more skeptical. But she's three.

The ingredients are wheat, salt and water!

Add the wheat to your crockpot

Followed by the water

And the salt, sheesh, that flash is BRIGHT!

Cook on low heat all night long. I put it in around 10:30 pm or so and turned it off around 7 am.

This is what I found in the morning, plenty of water left.

All the wheat kernels were soft and juicy.

But this would be pretty bland on it's own, so be sure to add sweeteners.

We treated it like oatmeal: brown sugar, raisins, applesauce and cinnamon. Pretty darn good coming from wheat.

Wheat Cereal
adapted from "Simple Recipes Using Food Storage"

1 cup wheat
4 cups water
1/2 tsp salt

Cook ingredients together in a crockpot on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with brown sugar and applesauce, or milk and honey. About 4-1 cup servings.

Note: Be careful as you introduce whole wheat into your diet. It can really regulate your digestive systems if you get what I'm saying. Maybe have a wheat something or other once a week until it's not a novelty.


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Sharron said...

Rinse the kernals and add to salads or cassoroles. I cook it in broth to give it more flavor when using this way.

Anonymous said...

I could wait until tomorrow to give this a shot, so I threw it in the crock as soon as I found your recipe. I had it for dinner and it was great. I was honestly expecing to have to force myself to eat it...lol. I used a little applesauce, brown sugar, and cinnamon.

Thanks for sharing this! Looking forward to trying some of your other pantry recipes.