Creamy Cream of Wheat Cereal With Maple Syrup and Bananas

READY IN: 9mins


  • 1
    small banana
  • 2
    cups water
  • 2
    cups milk (the more fat in the milk, the creamier it will be)
  • 12
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    cup cream of wheat (also known as farina)
  • 12
    cup maple syrup (can use 1/3 cup)
  • 1
    banana, sliced (optional)
  • 2
    tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted (good to sprinkle on top) (optional)
  • cereal cream or milk


  • Chop (don't mash) enough banana to equal 1 cup (I just use one small banana for this).
  • In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water with milk and salt; bring to a boil.
  • Gradually whisk in cream of wheat, and continue to whisk constantly until the mixture thickens (this will take about 4 minutes).
  • Stir in maple syrup and chopped banana into the cereal and mix to combine.
  • Divide into serving bowls and top with sliced banana and toasted almonds if desired.
  • Pour on cream or milk on top of the hot or warm cereal.