Okay all. It is cold and rainy and I needed something warm, comforting, heavy, and sweet! Not exactly things you get on a diet, right?
Anyway, one of my favorite things in the world is Cream of Wheat. It is super filling, healthy, and easy to make. I decided to see if I could make a dessert out of it (i'm eating it as I write and wow, it does the trick for me!)
Here is the recipe...
6 tbsp Cream of Wheat
4 tbsp White Chocolate Chips
2 tbsp instant sugar free vanilla pudding mix
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
1 tsp Ginger Powder
water - to reach desired consistency (up to you how much you add)
I dump all dry ingredients into a bowl and gently stir with a whisk to combine. Then I pour in vanilla extract followed by boiling water... yes boiling! and mix vigorously with whisk until all white chocolate pieces are melted and mixture is smooth. Be careful with this because the Cream of Wheat needs VIGOROUS stirring to get a smooth texture. I made it fairly thick (added about 3/4 cup of water) but still pourable... I poured into four ramekins. Then I take the ramekins and pop into the microwave for 30 seconds on high (each/separately). Then I let cool for several minutes until it is eating temp and then I dig in!
Each serving is about 110 calories. It is dense, sweet, and delicious.
I am going to put the other servings into refrigerater. Not sure if it is good cold, or if it can be reheated... but I'll update tomorrow and let you all know!