How to Make Cornmeal Cereal

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Would you guess that the cornmeal gathering dust in the back of your cupboard can be made into a quick, tasty hot cereal? It's warming and satisfying! Serves one, but you can easily multiply it for as many people as you like.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 c. milk (or half milk, half water)
  • honey
  • 1/2 c. cornmeal
  • maple syrups
  • brown sugars
  • Brown Sugars
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrups
  • Place milk (or a mixture of half milk and half water) in a small saucepan and whisk in cornmeal. Turn the flame on to medium and heat to boiling, stirring occasionally.

  • Simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cereal is thickened.

  • Serve with brown sugar, honey or maple syrup.

Tips & Warnings

  • The cereal will continue to thicken after you take it off the heat, so you might want to remove it when it's still a little thinner than you'd like.
  • Milk burns easily, so keep the heat moderate and stir the mixture occasionally as it cooks. It's less likely to burn if you use a mixture of half milk and half water.
  • Try adding a teaspoon or two of vanilla to the cereal before you turn off the heat.
  • If you want raisins or other fruit in your hot cereal, try oatmeal instead. Fruit doesn't mix as well with this.

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