The BEST Cracked Wheat Cereal Recipe

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Everyday for breakfast we would have oatmeal cereal, with occasional homemade waffles twice a week. BUT once in a while, my mom would make Wheat cereal

There was a time… when I was a child… where we had to live off our food storage for a year.  I never realized it at the time, but looking back when my mom mentioned it, I realized it.

Everyday for breakfast we would have oatmeal cereal, with occasional homemade waffles twice a week.  BUT… once in a while, my mom would make Cracked Wheat Cereal.  I thought it was HEAVEN!  Some family members, might disagree, but I LOVE IT!!!

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Here are the reasons you should try cracked wheat cereal:

  • It tastes AMAZING!!!
  • It ALWAYS Turns out perfect.  For some reason… I can NEVER get oatmeal to taste good… or turn out perfect every time
  • It lasts in the fridge for a week, and reheats well
  • It’s cheap… a very cheap and easy to make food storage meal.
  • My boys eat it!

And here is the recipe… I recommend you trying it… if you aren’t an oatmeal person, you might like this.  If you do NOT like cream of wheat cereal, you’ll love this!  I use my hand wheat grinder to crack the wheat; and it is TOTALLY worth the time!  I usually double the recipe because it lasts so well in the fridge.

Cracked Wheat Cereal

Makes 4 1/2 cups cereal


  • 4 1/2 c water
  • 1 1/2 c wheat, cracked (usually about 2 c cracked total)
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp powdered milk


  • Boil water
  • Add cracked wheat, powdered milk, sugar, and salt into water and mix well
  • Turn down to a simmer and boil covered for 20 min
  • Stir occasionally
  • Cool and eat

I like to add extra milk and frozen blueberries to mine!  Also, I put the extras into 1 c serving/containers into the fridge.  It re-heats well!

To Reheat:  First off, unscrew/latch lid, but keep on top of container and microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 min.  It’s usually thicker then when it’s first made.  Finally, add milk and frozen fruit to cool it off quick and for yummy extra flavor!  Blueberries are my families favorite topping.

If you love or hate oatmeal, you should totally try it out!  Comment below to let me know how it goes!

Further Reading:

Hand vs Electric Wheat Grinder

100+ Food Storage Recipes

7 Uncomfortable Truths about Food Storage

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2 thoughts on “The BEST Cracked Wheat Cereal Recipe”

  1. Judy Pennington

    Is this cracked wheat cereal the same as Cream of Wheat? Could you use Cream of Wheat in bread instead of the cracked wheat? Thanks

    1. Great question! So, cream of wheat is wheat which is ground down pretty well, but not quite like flour. Cracked wheat isn’t quite ground as much. It’s a barely broken up wheat kernel. You can do this in a blender and just pulse it a few times. Does that make sense Judy?

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