Yankee Grits

Yankee Grits

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From: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

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

Ingredients 1 serving

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  • 1 cup low-fat milk or water
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup quick-cooking grits (see Note)
  • 2 tablespoons raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dried fruit


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  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.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 336 calories; 3 g fat(2 g sat); 2 g fiber; 66 g carbohydrates; 12 g protein; 116 mcg folate; 12 mg cholesterol; 31 g sugars; 8 g added sugars; 479 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 329 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 257 mg sodium; 585 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (33% daily value), Folate (29% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 low-fat milk, ½ other carbohydrate

Reviews 1

March 17, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
MMMM -- MMMM Good!! The recipe as written was very good. I added some butter and that made it EXCELLENT!!! Quick, easy, and tasty.
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