Ginger Pear Cream of Wheat

Ginger Pear Cream of Wheat

Growing up, I never really had cream of wheat, I have always been more of an oatmeal person. I have more recently re-discovered how great cream of wheat is. And it was totally fortuitous that this month’s Cooking Light had a yummy recipe for it! There is a whole section on shortcut ideas and this ginger pear cream of wheat caught my eye. It just sounded warm and comforting and I’ve been craving pears.

It couldn’t be easier. Just take a packet of instant cream of wheat, some fresh sliced pears with some brown sugar and cinnamon, toasted walnuts, and a crushed gingersnap cookie and an ordinary and plain bowl of cream of wheat becomes something so much better!

This recipe is an excellent alternative to oatmeal when you are wanting a warm fall breakfast that you can make any day of the week!

Ginger Pear Cream of Wheat

Ginger Pear Cream of Wheat

Ginger Pear Cream of Wheat

A delicous and easy fall breakfast using instant Cream of Wheat topped with fresh pears, cinnamon, walnuts, and a crumbled gingersnap cookie!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes


  • 1 packet instant Cream of Wheat
  • 1/2 pear, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 gingersnap cookie, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon toasted chopped walnuts


  1. Prepare Cream of Wheat according to package directions.
  2. Add the sliced pear to a small bowl and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Add the pear slices on top of the Cream of Wheat. Sprinkle the crumbled gingersnap and walnuts on top.


recipe slightly adapted from Cooking Light

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 283 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 81mg Carbohydrates: 52g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 17g Protein: 6g

Ginger Pear Cream of Wheat



  1. Oh gosh, I seriously need to clean out my pantry and organize it. It’s a huge disaster at the moment… and so hard to find anything! I don’t know if I’ve ever had cream of wheat … I love the sound of this with the pear and crushed cookie!

  2. I really need to clean out my pantry!! This looks so flavorful!

  3. Yum! I haven’t had cream of wheat in forever! It’s a nice change-up from oatmeal. Don’t you love the feeling of cleaning up the pantry. Every time I do, it seems people bring in more junk. lol! I feel like I”m always cleaning it up!

  4. I cleaned out my pantry a couple of weeks ago. I found lots of stuff I need to use up soon….tossed a few things and (sigh.. hate wasting money) and reorganized. I loved seeing and knowing where everything is…. so much easier to too cook. Of course my grocery stores are all having “stocking up” sales and now I have hoarded loads of canned beans and soup. I can’t help myself.

    I think I have to give cream of wheat a try again… this looks great.

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