Sweet maple syrup turns grits in a northerly direction. Milk adds creaminess and gives this satisfying breakfast staying power. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; 3.1 g total fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 257 mg sodium. 585 mg potassium; 66.3 g carbohydrates; 2.5 g fiber; 31 g sugar; 11.8 g protein; 479 IU vitamin a iu; 116 mcg folate; 329 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 49 mg magnesium; 1 mg thiamin; 8 g added sugar;

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MMMM -- MMMM Good!! The recipe as written was very good. I added some butter and that made it EXCELLENT!!! Quick easy and tasty. Read More