Honey Almond Polenta (Hot Cereal)

(4 servings)

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 or 3 Tablespoons toasted almond slivers
  • extra honey
* To toast the almond slivers, place them in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Stirring often, cook until fragrant and lightly browned. Set aside.

In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the milk and salt to a gentle boil.

Slowly whisk in the cornmeal. Reduce heat to low and cover. Stirring occasionally with a fork, cook for 5 more minutes or until thickened to your liking. (Be careful... as the polenta thickens, it tends to bubble and burst in the pan.)

Stir in the butter, honey and vanilla.

Divide among 4 serving bowls. Top each serving with almond slivers and a generous drizzle of honey.

Honey Almond Polenta (Hot Cereal)

Honey Almond Polenta (Hot Cereal)

A nice change of pace from oatmeal... a slightly sophisticated hot cereal with a satisfying sweetness and a toasty almond crunch.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 3005. Submitted 3/28/2011.