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Yankee Grits

Low SodiumLow ProteinVegetarianHeart HealthyEgg-FreeNo ShellfishNut-FreeGluten-FreeAmericanBreakfast
about 1 cup
Active time: 10 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories336 cal
  • Total Fat3.1 g
  • Saturated Fat1.7 g
  • Cholesterol1 mg
  • Sodium257 mg
  • Carbohydrate Total66.3 g
  • Protein11.8 g
  • Phosphorus294 mg
  • Potassium585 mg
  • Fiber2.5 g
  • Calcium329 mg


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


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


  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.
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