Farina bread has a moist, crumbly, pleasant texture like cornbread. However, it packs the nutritional value of Farina or any cream of wheat cereal. The flavor is slightly sweet and nutty. It slices beautifully once cooled. That is if you can wait for it to cool. I usually dive right in.
This recipe is delicious with chili, stew, or any other time you’d normally serve cornbread. It also pairs nicely with bacon. But what doesn’t?
This recipe makes two loaves in one-quart baking pans—I use my round Pyrex. But feel free to use whatever shape works best for you. The beauty of baking two loaves a time means I have a loaf to eat right out of the oven and can share the other with my neighbors or freeze it for later.
How to Bake Farina Bread
Are you ready to bake?
Printable Version of Cream of Wheat Bread Recipe:
Before you get started, here are the supplies you will need to have handy:
- Dry measuring cups
- Liquid measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Large mixing bowl
- Sturdy spatula for stirring and scraping (As most long-time site followers know, I use my spurtles for almost everything, this task is no exception. I personally highly recommend a set. You can find prices on spurtles on Amazon.)
- Two one-quart baking dishes
- Small bowl (just large enough to whisk two eggs)
- Bread-cutting board
- • Non-stick cooking spray
- • 2 cups self-rising flour
- • 1 ½ cup cream of wheat (Farina)
- • 1 cup granulated white sugar
- • 1 Tbl + 1 tsp baking powder
- • 2 eggs, whisked
- • 1 ½ cup of 2% milk
- • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- Measure and add the dry ingredients to the large mixing bowl: flour, Farina, sugar, and baking powder.
- Whisk the eggs and add them to the dry mixture; stir them in.
- Measure and pour in the liquid ingredients: milk and oil. Stir everything well using the spatula or whisk (an electric mixer is not necessary unless you prefer it!). This bread has a wetter texture, but as it bakes the
cream of wheat will absorb much of it.
- Spray the two baking pans with non-stick cooking spray, then pour half of the bread batter into each pan.
- Bake at 400° uncovered for thirty minutes. Cover and bake for an additional fifteen minutes. The top will have a lovely golden color when it comes out of the oven.
- Gently flip the bread out of the pan onto a bread-cutting board. Cool for about 15 minutes before you cut
and serve it.
The Takeaway on Baking Delicious Farina Bread
Keep this easy Farina bread recipe on hand for a delicious alternative to cornbread. It packs a powerful nutritional punch due to the cream of wheat cereal and is affordable to make and serve. Once you taste it, you will want to make this recipe over and over again!