Tuesday

Fried Coco Wheats ~ Kind Of Like Fried Mush ( Polenta )

I love Coco Wheats!  Although, I notice they don't taste as chocolaty as when I was a kid.  I think they are shorting us on the coco in coco wheats.

When I was a kid, my Mom used to fry Mush.  Mush is what most of you call Polenta.  I hated the stuff.  Blah!!  Still won't touch it to this day so not sure why I decided to fry Cocoa Wheats, ... but I am sure glad I did.

First, I made the cocoa wheats the night before.  I made them with almond mild and added some sweetner to them.   I did use less milk than the recipe called for so it would be thicker than normal.


I put the cocoa wheat mixture in a small bread pan.  The next day, I cut the cocoa wheats out of the pan, put some organic palm oil in my pan and fried the cocoa wheat slab.



This is what I ended up with.  Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.  I put some real butter and agave syrup on mine.  Oh My!!!  So good!!
I will be making this again for myself.  My Hubs looks at me like I am crazy while I eat it.

* If you have candida, you may not want to eat this.  I used to think I had a gluten problem, but when I gave up gluten and my problems continued, I finally tracked to to being a carb problem.   If you have candida... watch your carbs.  One day,... you will be able to eat a larger variety of foods.

44 comments:

  1. that does sound very good. And it seems to be very easy to make. I love crispy and soft on the inside

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  2. I have never had polenta. I have heard of it, but never had it. I have never heard of coco wheat,either, but I have to admit that I am intrigued now.

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  3. Wow Iv been learning so much and yet again first time ever hearing the words Polenta. I thought this blog post was a great read and look foward to reading many more.

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  4. They do sound good and they look good too. I am a huge chocolate fan so anything chocolately is good with me!

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  5. My kids LOVE Coco Wheats! I used to too, but now that I have colitis, it doesn't sit well with me anymore. I sure miss it, but if they removed the chocolatey flavor they are known for, I guess I am not missing much.

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  6. I have never heard of Mush or Polenta before. But I am Canadian lol So maybe that is why. But I do love chocolate so this is something I will try for sure. Looks tasty!

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  7. haha I get that same look from my boyfriend when I eat delicious food that reminds me of home. (Bah, we come from two different corners of the globe.. what does he know!) I'd be interested in trying your coco wheat dish out of curiosity.. I don't think I've ever had anything that resembles fried mush. :)

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  8. That actually looks quite delicious! And you totally perked my interest when you used agave. I adore agave!!

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  9. I bet my kids would enjoy this. Coco wheats have always been one of our favorites.

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  10. Dear Terry
    Sorry I've missed a few of your posts. That cake does look good. I love things just as you described, Crispy on the out side, soft in the inside. Especially the butter....
    I just read about the bed bugs. That is another reason I decided against Spain. They said in the book to bring your own pillow case and sheet because of the bed bugs. Yuck.... like that would keep them off of me. I really can't think of eating in different places and not being able to eat my own cooking.... as bad as it is. At least I know what I'm getting. I was tired the other day and didn't feel like walking Cody but what would I do if I knew I had to walk 25 plus miles each day. Marilyn didn't seem to care too much because I think she kinda changed her mind too.
    Love to you

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  11. I have never heard of fried coco wheats but I love polenta! Really looks delicious!

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  12. This kinds of reminds me of the chocolate oatmeal my Nana used to make for me when I was a kid. She lived right across the street and whenever I would sleep over she would make it for me. So, I can see how cocoa wheats would be good!

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  13. Looks pretty good actually. Then again, I love chocolate anything :)

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  14. Polenta you say? First i've heard at my bay. Mush too? Looks better than it sounds at your zoo haha

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  15. I have never even heard of coco wheats. Can't say that I have tried polenta either though. I guess I need to expand my horizons!

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  16. Oh this sounds good, I wouldn't have thought of doing anything like it but yum! x

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  17. Those look good, I have never heard of coco wheats. I will have to look for them at the store. Is it something you can make ahead and throw in a toaster to re-heat?

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    1. Jennifer, you can make them ahead, but you wouldn't be able to throw them in the toaster. Too soft for that.

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  18. I'll take your words on how good it was. I'm with your husband with this one lol :P

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  19. This sounds really good! And looks great too, my husband will most likely be willing to try it

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  20. Thanks for telling me about this. I just discovered polenta and i really like it! I might like this, too.
    Tiffany

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  21. Looking good - I never had anything like it so - I'm looking forward to have a taste of these.

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  22. I do not like polenta's texture. So this would not be something I like. I have never heard of coco wheats.

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  23. I love mush :D My brother in law makes it perfectly. I have a left over ham bone here gotta try making mush one of these days.

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  24. Thanks for letting me know about another recipe that I now want to try. lol Looks yummy!

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  25. LOL, you husband is just like mine. My husband is a meat and potato type guy and never wants to try anything new. I would love to try this out. I have never had "mush."

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  26. I've seen Polenta done in a number of ways online, some mushy and some quite solid. I've never had it, and have been thinking about trying it.

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  27. I don't think I've ever had polenta. That looks quite yummy!

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  28. Crazy ideas sometimes work & it seems like it did for you! That does sound yummy though :P

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  29. ok I'm laughing at hubby looking at you like you were crazy while eating it. I think I might be looking like hubby too. Not sure if I would eat this. :)

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  30. I've noticed a lot of chocolate flavored cereals no longer taste as chocolatey! What is up with that? I've never had mush and after hearing what it is, I am glad I haven't. I don't like polenta either. Your fried coco wheats look like a slice of chocolate bread. It's making me hungry.

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  31. Interesting for sure not sure I would want to eat then again I am always willing to try anything once.

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  32. Oh man!! Of course I shouldn't have these... The wheat wouldn't do too well with me. Thank you for putting the note at the end about your issue with carbs. The whole time I was reading this, I was thinking "I thought Terry couldn't have gluten!"

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  33. Oh I love polenta, but I love chocolate even more! I can't wait to try Fried Coco Wheats !

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  34. My grandfather liked mush. I remember seeing it in the kitchen, but I don't think I ever tried it. I haven't heard of coco wheats. I'm going to Google to look it up. :) It's fun to get inventive in the kitchen!

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  35. I have never heard of fried coco wheats. I have tasted Polenta and I do not like it. But this certainly looks delish so I am willing to try it out. I am excited to try it.

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  36. These looks so good, I like coco anything.

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  37. I haven't had either, anything with the title mush in it kind of makes me not want to try it. However your picture of the end product looks delicious I would have eaten it. I need to start eating healthy again. I am assuming that this is healthy?

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  38. Have never had this. Looks like very delicious. You are not crazy. If I were there I would love a bite too

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  39. I've never had this before but think I need to now! You can't go wrong with coco!

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  40. Well, that's very creative! I can't eat it but if you can, why not?

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  41. I'll have to try these when we're off our crazy eating thing.

    My husband and I are getting up at 5:30 to exercise for 1/2 an hour. Then we're eating plain lean proteins, loads of green veggies for a few weeks. No fruit, or processed anything. We're drink tons of water to! We can't drink anything, but water.

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  42. I have not had coco wheats in many years! I loved it when I was a kid. I like fried mush so I bet I am going to like fried coco wheat!

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  43. I've never heard of fried cocoa wheats either. I like polenta, chances are I would like these too - just the way you made it with agave and butter. I've been using Truvia sweetener lately and enjoy that - the best kind of stevia in my opinion. :)

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