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Yankee Grits

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Total Time: 10 mins

Yankee Grits

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


  • 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


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.


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

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