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    Yankee Grits

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

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup low-fat milk, or water
    • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
    • Pinch of salt
    • 1/4 cup quick-cooking grits, (see Note)
    • 2 tablespoons raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dried fruit

    Instructions

    Step 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.

    Tips

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

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