Laissez Faire

Letting Life Lead

Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #59: Cinnabon Cream of Wheat (#homecooking)


I know cream of wheat can be very bland, but with the right ingredients (sweet or savory) it can be delicious.  My grandfather preferred it plain with Nuform skim milk and sweet.  My kids go ga-ga over this version that tastes very much like Cinnabon cinnamon rolls.


2 servings of Cream of Wheat (the amount depends on the type: quick, instant, regular)
Use milk or water or mix as you like
salt according to directions or you may leave it out
1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
1-2 Tbsp sugar  (I find two tbsp too sweet for me; I use less.  Judge for yourself)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla

Gently and lightly toast the uncooked cream of wheat on medium to medium low heat in the melted butter for a nuttier flavor; it shouldn’t take long stop when it just barely turns color.  Add the liquid and stir with a whisk constantly to avoid lumps.  Bring to a simmer then turn to low heat and add salt, sugar, and cinnamon (add optional ingredients if using).  Cook until it begins to thicken and add vanilla.  Cream of Wheat thickens as it cools, so do not over cook.  Add more liquid to thin it if necessary.   Serve hot with a pat of butter.


Optional additions:  1 star anise, 1-3 cloves or dash powdered cloves, tiny pinch of nutmeg, lemon zest

Da’s Option:  If you want to eat it classic like my grandfather omit the extras except for the salt and sugar, and instead add some milk to the bowl.

Tip:  For richer cream of wheat, 1 egg can be added at the end of cooking if tempered so it doesn’t scramble.


One comment on “Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #59: Cinnabon Cream of Wheat (#homecooking)

  1. Pingback: Diary of an Inconsistent Cook #60: American Chop Suey Spaghetti (#homecooking) | Laissez Faire

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


This entry was posted on July 26, 2017 by in breakfast, cooking and tagged , , , , , , , .

Email Subscribe and Support

Subscribe to Tara Writes at Become a Patron
pinterest-button Follow LaissezFaireLife on Twitter google feedburner
Follow Laissez Faire on

Get blog updates by Worpdress via email, or choose Mailchimp.

Join 1,522 other followers

Shop With Me!

My Reviews

Shop and Read My Reviews

Aspiring writer, wife, mother of two, owner two cats. Teacher, lover of science, books, science fiction, fantasy, and video games.


Visit My Fellowship

So It Goes...

The Literary (or Junk) Writings of Leslie Muzingo

word and silence

Poetry, History, Mythology

Fish on a Ladder

Confessions of a White Trash Hoe

Vibe a Little

Learn to Live

Come and Go Literary

Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry Journal


TinyPurpleMe: Part Two

Fictionspawn Monsters

Illustrated Short Stories

Emily Short's Interactive Storytelling

Essays and reviews on narrative in games and new media

Charliecountryboy's Blog

My reflections of life in general.

%d bloggers like this: