I'm a total novice to good cooking. I was wondering how to add my own maple and brown sugar to regular cream of wheat. I live in Canada and cannot get the full box of maple and brown sugar c.o.w. and have to buy the variety box where you get packets and only 2 are maple and brown sugar! So I thought why not make my own. And now for the questions. How much maple and brown sugar per serving? Do I add during cooking or after? Do I use maple extract, maple flavoring, or maple syrup? Should I just drive to the states and buy a box? Ha. Thanx.
Just sprinkle the brown sugar and drizzle maple syrup on the cooked cereal. It's better that way than the flavored packets anyway. Start with a little of each and add more until it is as flavored as you want it. No need to mix it in, that it is a bit separate from the cereal is nice. BTW, peanut butter is good that way too, in addition to one or both of the other ingredients you mention.