Like all good preppers, I have a substantial store of wheat berries dutifully packed away in Mylar bags and nitrogen packed buckets. However, its a lot easier to buy and pack wheat than it is to cook with it. Because of this I have been purchasing wheat cookbooks and messing around trying to find recipes that work well with my lifestyle. On of the very first workable recipes I found was homemade cream of wheat.
This recipe uses a blender instead of a grinder so its easy (of course when SHTF I could set my grinder to course or use a mortar and pestle) and using whole wheat berries is cheap verses the $5 a box of cream of wheat that lasts all of two bowls in the morning.
The recipe is simple.
Pulse the wheat in a blender until cracked and not powdered.
Boil twice as much water as you have cracked wheat. (salt and butter to taste)
Once it has thickened add milk, sugar, honey, nuts, berries, chocolate or anything else (My lovely bride prefers lots of cheddar cheese).
Cook until it has the texture and thickness you desire.
Put it in a bowl and enjoy.
Its a little nuttier than processed instant cream of wheat, and a lot darker. I find it compares with oatmeal.
Its not my favorite breakfast food, but its a lot easier to store and loads cheaper than a sausage egg and cheese croissant sandwich….