King of all breakfast cereals

Kristen Halvorsen, Reporter

Cream of wheat is not a granny breakfast, it is made for people of all ages to enjoy. I believe Cream of Wheat is better tasting and better for you than the typical cereal one would find in the cupboard. Cream of Wheat is a healthy alternative for sugar cereal and made with whole wheat kernels. This wheat product is a hot cereal with a mild flavor and smooth texture that can be flavored with sugar, honey or any other prefered additives.

The wonderful taste of cream has been around for 121 successful years and will continue to put a smile on the faces of the people. According to the Cream of Wheat website, it was first manufactured in the United States in 1893 and instantly changed the minds of many to make the switch to hot cereal. Cream of Wheat also benefits people with its many vitamins and refreshing boost of calcium shown on the food label. Many choose this hot cereal over ordinary cereal because of its bold taste and creamy texture.

There are many ways to make Cream of Wheat, it can be microwaved or cooked on the stovetop and depending on the ratio of Cream of Wheat to water or milk, the texture can vary from thick to flowy. It’s very easy to make for breakfast in the morning before school and on the weekends because it only takes a couple minutes.

Heres a few way to make this delicious breakfast. Put the combined mixture of Cream of Wheat and milk into the microwave for one minute, take out, stir, and put back in the microwave for an additional two minutes taking out to stir every 30 seconds. To make it on stove top place the ingredients in a pot and stir until desired texture. I personally like my Cream of Wheat thick so I use three cups milk and half a cup of the hot cereal with the additional added brown sugar.

I think Cream of Wheat is utterly delicious and everyone should try it at one point in their life. It can not only be made as a hot cereal but blueberry cinnamon muffins, chicken parmesan, fudge brownies and even meatloaf. Cream of wheat recipes are limitless.