Slightly sweet, hearty, with a texture similar to cornbread, these muffins are good on their own, or warm with a pat of butter or drizzle of honey.
12 Servings Recipe By Pin Print
Cream of Wheat Muffins


  • 1 cup Flour, All-Purpose
  • 1 cup Hot Wheat Cereal
  • ½ cups Sugar
  • ¾ cups Milk
  • ¼ cups Vegetable Oil
  • 1 individual Egg
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Salt

Freezer Containers


  • 12.Muffin Liners
  • Muffin Tins
  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • Not available.

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Pour uncooked cereal into a bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir together until moistened.
  3. Pour batter into a greased or paper-lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake at 400F 15-18 minutes.
  5. Allow muffins to cool slightly before serving.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Pour uncooked cereal into a bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir together until moistened.
  3. Pour batter into a greased or paper-lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake at 400F 15-18 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely.
  6. Once cool, divide among indicated number of freezer bags. Label & freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Thaw: Countertop
  2. Serve at room temperature or heat slightly in microwave.


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  1. These are amazing! Made them on a cold day as an excuse to turn on the oven and hubby loved them so much we made more a few days later. Thank you!

        1. So we just follow the package directions to first cook the cream of wheat? In milk or water? And when you say “1 cup hot wheat cereal”, is that measurement before or after it is cooked?

  2. Can you make these with hot rice cereal? Or grits? Both have the same texture as cream of wheat I think. Thanks!

    1. Hi Andrea! You could definitely try that. The flavor profile would change a bit, but I’m sure you could adapt the recipe to be more savory or sweet, whichever you prefer.

  3. Just popped these in oven…now we wait….added golden raisins and some cinnamon to half of the batter.

  4. Mine didn’t rise like the picture. I don’t think my baking soda was too old. The batter seemed really wet. Are the amounts in the recipe correct?

  5. I recommend indicating that the hot cereal is cooked in the ingredients, or directions. I just added the cream of wheat dry, and then read through the comments and realized I was supposed to cook it first. Oops. 11 more minutes in the oven, so we’ll see how they turn out!

    1. We apologize for any misleading comments above. The hot wheat cereal should not be cooked first. It is simply the way to differentiate a hot vs a cold cereal. We didn’t want to just put wheat cereal and have some folks buy Wheaties. Again, we apologize – hope your muffins turned out!

  6. I popped these in the oven, THEN started reading comments….was heart-broken when I read that cereal needed to be cooked first, THEN, the happiest moment of my week when I read the correction at the end.

    Added some chopped walnuts and cessions..looking forward to enjoying some warm homemade muffins shortly!

  7. So i read the instructions. Then the comments.
    Instructions say hot cereal. Aka cooked.
    Comments indicate cooked.
    Once a month meals then says it should not be cooked.

    1. We apologize if this is confusing. It shouldn’t be cooked first. The word “hot” in the ingredients (hot wheat cereal) is simply the way to differentiate a hot vs a cold cereal. For example, if we just put wheat cereal–some people might buy Wheaties. Hope that helps. Enjoy!

  8. OK, this recipe needs to be rewritten then. I wasted ingredients if I was supposed to add 1 cup of UNCOOKED CREAM OF WHEAT. The batter was very liquidy, which is why I read the comments. Funny you say it should be cooked and then later change your mind. PLEASE, STEPH0AMM, DELETE AND REPOST THIS RECIPE!

    1. We’ve updated the recipe instructions to specifically reflect the use of uncooked cereal. We hope it helps clarify for future uses and apologize for any confusion or frustration.

  9. Hey, just wanted to let everyone know, I had some blueberry jam that had a little too much pectin in it. So, I poured a little batter in the cups and then placed some of that blueberry jam in the middle. Poured more batter on top cooked these babies like the recipe says and Oh man they were too too good. It would not matter if your jam was cooked wrong as mine was. It would still work. I want to use strawberry next. Thanks so much for this recipe Pam

  10. I typically use Farina to make my muffins but since there are NO stores in my area that sell Farina I decided to use Cream of wheat instead. Turned out wonderfully! Thanks…

  11. Just wondering about the amount of baking powder. Recipe calls for 1 – Tablespoon of baking powder. This seems like a lot, should it be 1 teaspoon? Thought I would ask BEFORE making.

    1. Hi Cher – Great question. Yes, the 1 tablespoon of baking powder is correct. Totally understand about wanting to verify before you make them. Happy Cooking! ~OAMM

  12. Great recipe! As far as all of the confusion about the cereal being cooked, I think you were fine to list the ingredient as Hot Wheat Cereal. People are just misunderstanding, and HOT does mean mean COOKED. Really enjoyed these muffins.

  13. I used to make these years ago. I lost the recipe and looked it up which brought me here. What is the difference in the Frozen recipe? I used th e regular recipe and froze them in baggies and they were perfect. What is the difference? Thanks!

    1. Hi Carol, Great question! There is no major difference between the make it now and freeze for later instructions on this recipe. The Freeze for Later and Make From Frozen instructions just tell you how to freeze the muffins for later. I hope this helps!

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