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Yankee Grits

Yankee Grits
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Sweet maple syrup turns grits in a northerly direction. Milk adds creaminess and gives this satisfying breakfast staying power.

Prep: 10 minutes | Total Time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup
    low-fat milk, or water
  • 2 teaspoons
    pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of 
  • 1/4 cup
    quick-cooking grits, (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons
    raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dried fruit
  1. Bring milk (or water), syrup and salt to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Slowly whisk in grits, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with dried fruit.



Note: Look for quick grits near oatmeal and other hot cereals or near cornmeal in the baking aisle.

Nutritional Information

Makes: 1 serving, about 1 cup
  • Calories336
  • Fat3 g
    • Saturated fat2 g
  • Cholesterol12 mg
  • Carbohydrates66 g
    • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein12 g
  • Sodium256 mg
* Nutritional Guidelines based on the USDA's MyPlate Standards.
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