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.

2 comments:

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. :)