Sweet maple syrup turns grits in a northerly direction. Milk adds creaminess and gives this satisfying breakfast staying power.
From EatingWell: September/October 2010
Yield: 1 serving, about 1 cup
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
- 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
- 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 Per serving:
336 calories; 3 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 12 mg cholesterol; 66 g carbohydrates; 8 g added sugars; 12 g protein; 2 g fiber; 256 mg sodium; 584 mg potassium.
4 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving
Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 low-fat milk, 1/2 other carbohydrate