Wheat Flakes This page first published: Apr 23, 2005 · Updated: Jun 14, 2018 · by CooksInfo. Copyright © 2021 · This post may contain affiliate links · This blog generates income via ads · Wheat Flakes are made from kernels of wheat that are partially cooked through steaming, then passed through rollers to flatten them into flakes. They look like thicker versions of rolled oats. Firmer than oats, though, they need further cooking before eating. Cooking Tips You can use them for making hot cooked cereal from, or as a substitute for oatmeal in baking, etc.