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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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Instructions Checklist
  • 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

about 1 cup
336 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 66.3g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 31.2g; fat 3.1g; saturated fat 1.7g; cholesterol 12.2mg; vitamin a iu 479.4IU; vitamin c 0.4mg; folate 115.7mcg; calcium 329.3mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 49.5mg; potassium 585mg; sodium 256.7mg; thiamin 0.6mg; added sugar 8g.

2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate