Gluten Free ‘Cream of NOT Wheat’ Hot Cereal

 Gluten Free Cream of NOT Wheat Cereal

I finally figured it out.  I have made several gluten free hot cereals…but none closely resembled the cream of wheat I remember so fondly from my youth.

Then we figured out that oats were out too (grrr!!), and so a favorite breakfast was removed for two of my kiddos.  Beyond frustrating.

In a very annoyed moment, I set about to make some sort of hot cereal for my son.  I grabbed a bit of some the things I had on hand, and cooked it up.  The results are the closest thing to Cream of Wheat  I have tasted since going gluten free.

And my son loved it so much, I now pre-grind a whole big batch and store it ready to go in a mason jar.  Take some time  to track these ingredients down, I have linked to my sources for you.  Coincidentally, I use these same whole grains for our favorite Soaked Teff-Millet Bread, so you can try THAT recipe too!

Ingredients:

I also have two other gluten free hot cereal recipes:

Cream of NOT Wheat Collage

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Gluten Free 'Cream of NOT Wheat' Hot Cereal
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Serves: 1-2
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons short grain brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons millet
  • 1½ tablespoons teff
  • 2 (scant) cups liquid, I use half non-dairy milk, half water
  • ⅛ teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional Add Ins: Coconut butter, raisins, butter, cinnamon, stevia, maple syrup, etc
Instructions
  1. Place all grains in a clean coffee grinder and grind until mostly powdery, but not flour...you want some graininess in there to mimic the cream of wheat texture, see picture!)
  2. In a small saucepan, whisk together the remaining ingredients along with the pulverized grains.
  3. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring frequently so there are no lumps.
  4. The cereal will begin to cook and thicken. Length of time you cook is based on your preference, but about 10-15 minutes is needed. The cereal DOES thicken a bit as it cools.

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When her third child was born with severe food allergies, Tessa took to the kitchen to figure out how to feed her family well. Always up for a culinary challenge, their journey has taken many twists and turns! Lots of Paleo, and lots of top 8 free. Good food for families, that's what she's about!

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23 comments on “Gluten Free ‘Cream of NOT Wheat’ Hot Cereal
  1. Looks yummy, what a great idea! -I love that spoon!!!!
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  2. I am so excited to see this! I used to LOVE Cream of Wheat! We’re not exactly gluten-free around here… but a big bowl of wheat gluten does NOT make a healthy start to the morning! This, on the other hand, does!
    Thanks! :)
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  3. amber says:

    Hi Tessa,

    This is great!! Love how you used whole grains and made your own flour. So smart. Ha ha. I have that spoon *wink*

    I often use buckwheat as a cream of what sub. I cook it with coconut sugar and coconut milk. Do you ever use buckwheat for hot cereals?

    Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    –Am

    • I love raw buckwheat groats..I bet they would be a tasty addition to this Amber! Will try it! I want to try soaking the whole mixture too, and buckwheat is high in phytase too, will help break that brown rice down!

      • Kelly S. says:

        I was just thinking and wondering about how to soak this. Please post an update when you get it figured out. I’ll post if I make it that way with success too.

  4. Amy says:

    Looks great! How would you modify it to soak the grains overnight?

    • Hi AMy! I have been thinking of trying that very thing! You could try soaking in the cooking liquid..likely the simmer time will be reduced and you may need to add more liquid to get the texture you’re looking for. Let me know if you try it!

  5. Carol says:

    This recipe looks fabulous, what a great way to start the day!

  6. Julia says:

    Brilliant!! Your creative kitchen triumphs never cease to amaze!
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  7. Brooke says:

    A great trick, to enhance the flavors, is to toast the grains (particularly the brown rice) in a dry skillet before grinding. I’ve made a lot of different cereals for my kiddos when I was making baby food. It was always so good that the whole family would eat it. Just toast until lightly brown and aromatic.

  8. Marla says:

    Sounds delicious especially if you add the coconut butter and raisins and all gluten free. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays Blog Hop!
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  9. Mary P. says:

    Just this morning I was thinking I wonder if I could grind teff and make a hot cereal with it. I have made cream of millet, I have made cream of short brown rice but I LOVE the idea and never would have thought of it myself to blend these together. This sound perfect. Will try!!!

  10. I use to eat cream of wheat as a kid, but really love cocoa wheat. Hmm now you got me thinking, might have to try an experiment of my own. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays, new party going on now.
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  11. This looks so nice! Oats are out for me too, and I’ve just accepted the fact creamy rice is the only creamy hot porridge I can have… I haven’t tried mixing grains though. I’ll definitely be giving it a try next time. Thanks!

  12. Raia says:

    Sounds good, Tessa! I bet my kiddos will love it. :) Thanks for sharing at Savoring Saturdays. :)

  13. Terri D says:

    Wow this looks delicious,& ver hearty. I have wanted another type of hot cereal besides brown rice. My son can’t eat oatmeal, corn,or buckwheat. I know buckwheat is gf but he still can’t eat it. I would love to make this, thank you!

  14. Donna says:

    This is delicious! I am enjoying it now with bananas and some brown sugar.

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