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Store This, Not That! > Blog > Cooking with Food Storage > My new favorite food storage breakfast: Cooked Wheat Cereal
September 28th, 2011

My new favorite food storage breakfast: Cooked Wheat Cereal

Alright, so if any of you are tired of buying cold cereal and would like to know how to use more of your food storage to have as cereal (outside of the obvious oatmeal) this is the post for you! I have a new favorite cereal and it comes straight from my food storage. Now, I’m not going to lie to you when I was younger (like 5) and we were living off of food storage out of necessity I hated eating this cereal and in fact it was one of the biggest things that scared me about food storage when I first began. However, I’m very happy to report I’ve figured out how to make whole wheat cereal absolutely delicious…you heard me….delicious!

First you need to catch up on how to cook whole wheat kernels. I like to do mine in my pressure cooker (see video below) because it takes half the time of the stove top method…

STOVE TOP METHOD FOR COOKING WHEAT KERNELS (OR BERRIES)

  1. Measure 1 cup and place in a strainer. Wash the wheat berries thoroughly under running water, even if they were packaged.
  2. Place them in a medium saucepan and cover with about 2 inches of water. Cover and let them soak overnight.
  3. Drain the water in the morning and rinse the wheat berries once more.
  4. Add the 3 cups of water and salt to the wheat berries and bring to a vigorous boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour, or until they split open and turn chewy.

PRESSURE COOKING YOUR WHEAT KERNELS (OR BERRIES)

Once you’ve cooked up your wheat kernels, the cereal is very easy to do. But it must be done in this order (this was my mistake as a 5 year old)

WHOLE WHEAT CEREAL

1. Put warm wheat kernels in your bowl.
2. Pour a little bit of honey on top and stir to coat. (This is the important step, if you wait to put the honey in after you’ve put in the milk the honey just swims around in the milk and you lose the wonderful taste of honey mixed with the wheat.)
3. Pour in milk (get brave and try some powdered milk).
4. Add in freeze dried strawberries or any other freeze dried fruit.

Oh my! It’s so delicious. Everyone go try it and let me know how you like it!

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7 Comments

  • Guest

    September 28, 2011 at 6:21 am

    For those of you that are Gluten Intolerant try Bob’s Red Mill Creamy Buckwheat. use 3/4 c water, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 c of creamy buckwheat. Microwave for 3 min (it may boil over so watch carefully) add milk, or coconut milk, maple syrup and freeze dried fruit. I assume you could use whole buckwheat for this you may have to cook it longer. Enjoy!

    • Anonymous

      September 28, 2011 at 6:27 am

      Great tip thanks!

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

  • Misty Marsh

    September 28, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I too was afraid of this cereal as a child, but I think I may just have to revisit it.  I also like the idea of using coconut milk….

  • JamieP

    September 28, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Thanks Crystal!  This sounds like it may be worth a try.  I make “Cream of Wheat” with my food storage wheat berries by grinding them on the coarsest setting in my Nutrimill and cooking the resulting “flour” with a little bit of salt and milk in the same proportions suggested by the boxed versions of Cream of Wheat.  Served with butter and cinnamon sugar, this is my kind of comfort food!

  • Dochiny Wade

    September 28, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Ohhh!  Mix in the honey and THEN add milk.  Kinda feel like I should have figured that out on my own.  Thanks for the tip!

  • Julie Jenkins

    September 30, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Tried this this morning and cooked and cooked and cooked they never did split in time for the kids to eat them, we tried them as they were but not soft enough, but the kids did like the taste. After searching other sites I realized that they probably need to be covered as they simmer.  I’m still cooking them right now so I can eat some. I also added a smidgen of butter for some extra flavor as I do when we have cooked rice with milk for breakfast.

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