Both oatmeal and Cream of Wheat can be part of a comforting warm breakfast, but when choosing a breakfast during a weight-loss diet, you’ll want something that is both low in calories and filling. These cereals are both low in calories, but oatmeal is likely to be more filling so you’ll eat less later in the day, making it the better breakfast option for losing weight.
- Firstly, Cream of Wheat is actually a brand name. Much like escalator or elevator, it has just been used as a common term for one product.
- Cream of Wheat and other hot breakfast cereals like it are made from farina, a form of milled wheat. How it’s prepared is similar to grits except it’s made with wheat as opposed to corn.
- Oatmeal is made from oats that have been rolled, steel cut, or ground. Add hot water, and that’s about it.
“At some point or another, almost every young child in North America has asked: “What is Cream of Wheat made out of?” or “What is oatmeal?” “What is Cream of Wheat?” Due to its texture, consistency, and many a schoolyard rumor, these are pretty fair questions that we hope to resolve here.”