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Yankee Grits

Yankee Grits
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: less than 15 minutes Source: EatingWell
Food Groups: Dairy, Grains
Main Ingredient: Rice, Pasta & Bread
Meal Type: Breakfast & Brunch
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium
Origin: American
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Simple (6 or less ingredients) , Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It

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


4 cups low-fat Milk
8 teaspoons pure Maple syrup
Pinch of Salt
1 cup quick-cooking Grits (see Note)
8 tablespoons Raisins, dried cranberries or chopped dried fruit


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.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 336
Total Fat: 3
Saturated Fat: 2
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 256
Carbohydrates: 66
Protein: 12
Fiber: 2
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 330

Cook's Notes:

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