Friday, March 2, 2012

Never Say Never

I was walking through the Dollar Store when I saw it. (I know, I shop in the most glamorous places.)

It was sold in small packages, inside a flimsy cardboard box.

Chocolate Cream of Wheat.

Now, I love, love, love, chocolate, but I am no fan of cream of wheat. And the idea of adding chocolate...well, chocolate may be able to cover a multitude of faults, but not a multitude of wheat.

Disgusted with a capital "D". Never was going to try that one.

Well....remember I told you I'm going without refined sugars for two weeks? I was getting desperate for breakfasts without sugar.

A few weeks ago I soaked and coarsely ground some wheat berries. I hadn't used them for bread because our blender didn't grind them fine enough. They were sitting in a baggie in the corner of the refrigerator. I was hungry...I looked at the baggie, and thought...why not? I'll put a lot of maple syrup on it.

...Then I thought about chocolate.

I missed chocolate. Two weeks without chocolate is hard.

...But baking cocoa doesn't have sugar in it. Just cocoa.

Okay - long story short, I mixed a big scoop of baking cocoa with my home-ground cream of wheat, a big scoop of peanut butter, a splash of milk, and a generous drizzle of maple syrup.

Oh. Wow.

So. Good.

Never say never.


Amanda said...

I've always been disgusted at chocolate cream of wheat, and believe me the boxed stuff really is awful.

However, your recipe makes it sound pretty good, I think I'll have to try it! :)

ConstitutionGirl said...

You make me laugh. :)