Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe comes from DH's grandma who passed away several years ago. I actually grew up hating cracked wheat cereal - until I tried hers. Her secret was the handful of walnuts she added. This recipe has ingredients for 1 person. So times the recipe by however many you want to serve.


  1. Combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat.
  2. Let simmer for about 30 minutes - stirring often.
Most Helpful

Who knew hot cereal could taste this good. DH said I was making noises :). This easily fed us both. I sweetened with a bit of light brown sugar and added a bit of cream. I'm thinking next time....I'll use real maple syrup, for that 'maple walnut' taste. Thanks Chef on the coast for introducing us to a wonderful alternative to oatmeal. Made for the 12 Days of Christmas Recipe Swap. UPDATE: Feb 8, 2014 - We are still enjoying this recipe. Generally once a week. It's the best out there. Thanks again Chef on the Coast. ?

Diana #2 February 08, 2014

What a healthy and yummy way to start the day. Made as written adding real maple syrup to sweeten and then of course some milk as what is cereal with out the milk? DH loved the extra nutty flavor the walnuts gave the wheat. Thanks so much for the post.

Debbwl January 31, 2010