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15 Cream of Wheat Recipes (+ Healthy Breakfast Ideas)

Whether you’re on the go or dining at home, these Cream of Wheat recipes are a great start to the day.

Cream of Wheat, or farina, is a breakfast staple, but it can feel a bit bland.

Whether you’re adding fruit, or transforming it entirely, these recipes take it to the next level.

Homemade Cream of Wheat Porridge with Raspberries
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Try a cinnamon roll porridge, or make some pancakes instead. There are so many ways to make an easy and tasty breakfast. 

These 15 recipes that use Cream of Wheat are hearty, filling, and delicious!

1. Spiced Cream of Wheat Porridge

Let’s start off simple with a deliciously spiced Cream of Wheat.

With a sprinkle of cinnamon, this is a warm and scrumptious breakfast.

Clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla are excellent additions to this porridge. Made ultra smooth and creamy, it’s simple yet elegant!

Finish off the recipe with a sprinkle of brown sugar and pecans, and you’re in heaven.

2. Lemon Blueberry Cream of Wheat

Lemons and blueberries are delicious in cakes and muffins, so why not Cream of Wheat? This easy twist is sweet, tart, and unforgettable.

Start by cooking your blueberries with stevia, vanilla, and lemon extract. Then, add in the Cream of Wheat and you’re about done!

Top your bowl with a few fresh blueberries and the meal is complete. Who knew delicious could be so simple?

3. Fluffy Cream of Wheat Pancakes

Did you know you could make pancakes with Cream of Wheat in the batter? It makes some of the fluffiest, most delicious pancakes EVER.

Making pancakes from scratch is surprisingly so simple.

With a few pantry staples, you can have a heaping stack of warm, fluffy pancakes!

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4. Pumpkin Cream of Wheat

A little pumpkin spice and everything nice? This Cream of Wheat is everything we love about fall, all in one bowl!

Talk about a warm and cozy breakfast on a chilly fall morning. With maple, pumpkin, and spices, it’s loaded with delicious flavors.

Grab your favorite fuzzy socks and snuggle into a delicious bowl of this Cream of Wheat. 

5. Peach Cream of Wheat

Okay, I know you’ve heard of peaches and cream. But how about peaches and Cream of Wheat?

Cooking your farina in milk gives it an irresistibly creamy texture. Top with sliced ripe peaches and dig right in. 

A little bit of extra cream on top and a sprinkle of brown sugar goes a long way.

This recipe is slightly sweet and makes for a balanced breakfast.

6. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cream of Wheat®

I know PB&J is a traditional lunch food, but bring that joy right on over to the breakfast table!

Roasted peanuts and roasted grapes? This recipe is deliciously bougie and is worth the extra effort. 

With a warm crunch in the porridge and bursting juicy grapes, you’ll feel like you hit the breakfast lotto. 

7. Banana Split Cream of Wheat

Okay, you know that ice cream-inspired breakfast has to be delicious, right?!

With sliced banana, strawberries, peanuts, and chocolate, this isn’t a boring bowl of Cream of Wheat.

Add a bit of Greek yogurt for a creamy finish, and dig in!

Seriously, it’s like eating a sundae for breakfast. This recipe is that good!

8. Sweet Breakfast Grits Cake

The south has done it again. This buttery breakfast cake is everything the breakfast table has been missing!

The flavor showcase of this recipe is tart cranberries and almonds. It’s the perfect holiday treat to share with the people you love most.

You can substitute the fruit for other berries if cranberries aren’t your thing. It will still be just as mouth-wateringly good either way!

9. Cinnamon Roll Cream of Wheat

For as long as I can remember, I have adored cinnamon rolls.

Of course, it’s not practical to make them every day. So this recipe is a great substitute!

With swirls of cinnamon and brown sugar, and a sweet glaze on top, it’s basically a cinnamon roll!

This recipe the flavors you love, with a fraction of the effort. 

If you like your cinnamon rolls with pecans or walnuts, feel free to add those, too!

10. Vegetable Upma Indian Cream of Wheat Breakfast

Farina is an incredibly versatile grain, and can be used for savory dishes, too! If you want to try something new, this recipe is for you.

The ingredient list seems long, due to the aromatic Indian herbs and spices.

This savory breakfast is loaded with flavorful vegetables for a healthy meal.

To finish off this savory dish, I like to add a poached egg on top. 

11. Puerto Rican Crema De Farina (Cream of Wheat)

Take note that almost every culture has signature Cream of Wheat recipes.

Its delicious texture is welcome across the world, like this Puerto Rican recipe.

The spices in this recipe come as no surprise to adventurous eaters. Add in some honey and a slab of butter, and you’re ready to go!

This is a very simple recipe by nature but is worth a try any day of the week. 

12. Chicken Soup with Farina Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings are probably my favorite soup (or stew?) ever! The dish is just so hearty and comforting.

Making the dumplings with farina makes them sturdier.

They hold together well as they cook in the broth and taste better than you can imagine.

Made from scratch dumplings can be intimidating, but this recipe makes things so simple.

It’s perfect for novices to experienced home cooks. 

13. Creamy Wheat Cereal with Fruit and Nuts

Sometimes, all it takes is a couple of toppings to change the face of boring.

This not-so-boring Cream of Wheat is healthy, hearty, and so simple to throw together.

Prepare your cereal in milk for an ultra-creamy breakfast. Top with your favorite dried fruits and nuts, and enjoy!

It’s simple enough to make in a pinch and delicious enough to slow down and enjoy.

14.  Maple Berry Cream Of Wheat

This recipe gives me some serious pancake-in-a-bowl vibes. Fruits, maple syrup, and luscious Cream of Wheat, anyone?

This recipe is quite a bit sweeter than plain farina. It has all the goodness you crave in pancakes but is way easier!

If you want a little crunch with your fruit, toss on some of your favorite toasted nuts.

15. Cream of Wheat (Czech Style Porridge)

You know what they say, “save the best for last!” A simple Czech staple, this is one of my favorite ways to whip up Cream of Wheat.

The farina is prepared with a pinch of salt, which elevates the sweetness of this recipe. Once it’s ready, sprinkle on cocoa powder and sugar. 

Pour melted butter over the top for a creamy and smooth finish to the cereal.

15 Best Ways to Use Cream of Wheat

These healthy Cream of Wheat recipes are the perfect way to kick off your morning. From porridge to pancakes to cereal, no one can resist these dishes.

Ingredients

  • Spiced Cream of Wheat Porridge

  • Lemon Blueberry Cream of Wheat

  • Fluffy Cream of Wheat Pancakes

  • Pumpkin Cream of Wheat

  • Peach Cream of Wheat

  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Cream of Wheat®

  • Banana Split Cream of Wheat

  • Sweet Breakfast Grits Cake

  • Cinnamon Roll Cream of Wheat

  • Vegetable Upma Indian Cream of Wheat Breakfast

  • Puerto Rican Crema De Farina (Cream of Wheat)

  • Chicken Soup with Farina Dumplings

  • Creamy Wheat Cereal with Fruit and Nuts

  • Maple Berry Cream Of Wheat

  • Cream of Wheat (Czech Style Porridge)

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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