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

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.  I do NOT like cream of wheat cereal, but I DO like 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

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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!

I put the extras into 1 c serving/containers into the fridge.

To Reheat:  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.  I 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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