One of my favorite memories as a kid was CoCo Wheats!! That chocolaty, warm, creamy breakfast treat that was a huge comfort food! Dip a piece of toast in it and you are in pure heaven. Not sure if CoCo Wheats is a "northern" thing, but I know when I moved to Nashville 35 years ago I couldn't find it anywhere. So when my mom would come to visit, she would bring me a couple of boxes. So some of you may not know what CoCo Wheats is. It's basically cream of wheat made with chocolate! I've not had it in 13 years, since I went low carb, but now I can have it any time I want!!!!
Recently, my buddy George Stella published a new cookbook with a recipe for Low Carb grits!!! Got my mind churning once I made it... it could be made into CoCo Wheats!!! Well today I gave it a try. and it is fabulous!!
Look at that creamy goodness!!!!
Here is how I did it:
1 cup Almond Flour (I use Honeyville)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup half and half or heavy cream
generous pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons CoCo Powder (I get mine at the Amish Market in bulk)
3 tablespoons Sweetener of choice ( I use Whey Low D)
Add almond flour, water and cream in a small saucepan over medium heat
Whisk about 5 minutes until it begins to thicken to your liking. I think I went a bit longer than 5 minutes. Whisk in the coco powder till incorporated in well. add the vanilla and sweetener. Taste and add more sweetener if you like.
Continue whisking a few more minutes and serve HOT in a bowl with a pat of butter and Heavy Cream (Optional). You must have a piece of heavily toasted toast with this for dipping!!! I make Souls Bread
I am just so happy to be able to enjoy a memory from my childhood!!!! Hope you like it too.