Yankee Grits

Yankee Grits

Makes: 1 serving, about 1 cup
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

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

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  • 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


  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.

Tips & Notes

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

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 1
  • Amount Per serving
  • Calories 336
  • % Daily values *
  • 5% Total Fat 3g
    • 10% Saturated Fat 2g
    • Trans Fat 0g
    • Monounsaturated Fat 1g
  • 4% Cholesterol 12mg
  • 17% Potassium 584mg
  • 11% Sodium 256mg
  • 22% Total Carbohydrate 66g
    • 8% Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Sugars 31g
  • 24% Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrients Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2400mg 2400mg
Total Carbohydrate Equals 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Equals 25g 30g

Recipe by EatingWell.com

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