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)
- Measure 1 cup and place in a strainer. Wash the wheat berries thoroughly under running water, even if they were packaged.
- Place them in a medium saucepan and cover with about 2 inches of water. Cover and let them soak overnight.
- Drain the water in the morning and rinse the wheat berries once more.
- 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!