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DIY CoCo Wheats

When we were kids, I loved when my mom would make us CoCo Wheats for breakfast on cold Saturday mornings. It wasn’t something we had frequently, I suspect because the cleanup afterward is rather a chore. But I always loved the simple, warm goodness of it.

As a grown-up kid in the South, I have quickly discovered that grocery stores here carry every variation and flavor of grits you can imagine–but no CoCo Wheats, just original Cream of Wheat.  Note–CoCo Wheats are a product of the Malt-O-Meal brand, not the the more familiar Cream of Wheat cereal. After visiting the Cream of Wheat website, I found they have their own chocolate flavor, as well as a Cinnabon and Maple Brown Sugar. Lucky Yankees. 🙁


But fear not–making your own version of chocolatey, warm, filling (and healthy) goodness is quite simple. All you do is add a little cocoa and a little sugar. Just follow the Cream of Wheat directions on the box (either stovetop or microwave), but mix in 1/2 tablespoon cocoa and 1 tablespoon sugar per serving to the uncooked cereal before you stir in your water or milk (you can use either). You can even add a little sprinkle of cinnamon if you’d like. Once it’s cooked, you can sweeten your cereal with a bit more sugar or even honey to taste. Yum! Now I just need to figure out how to replicate the Cinnabon version…


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  1. Hello, I found using hot chocolate powder works great and no need for extra sugar!

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