Sweet Breakfast Grits

(4 servings)

  • 2 and 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking grits
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
This isn't the prettiest breakfast I've ever photographed, but don't let that fool you. These grits are delicious and they're fun because you can play with different toppings. I started with a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar. Next, I added a splash of milk. I followed that with a splash of eggnog. After that, I added a drizzle of maple syrup. Finally, I went nuts (btw... nuts would also be good) and garnished it with mini marshmallows. The sweeter I made these grits, the better they were. I feel like I could spend days just adding more and more sweet flavors. If you don't hear from me for a while, that's probably what I'm doing. (Recipe was tested and photographed in January 2014.)

Sweet Breakfast Grits

How To Make Sweet Breakfast Grits

In a medium sauce pan, bring the water, milk and salt to boil. Slowly, stir in the grits. Allow mixture to come to a boil once again. Immediately, lower the heat to a simmer. Cook at the low temperature (stirring occasionally) for about 10 minutes or until the grits have the consistency you prefer.

Add the butter, raisins, sugar and cinnamon. Stir until the butter is melted and all ingredients are combined.

Turn off heat and allow grits to set for 5 minutes so the raisins soften.

Transfer to bowls and serve with additional milk and sugar.

Sweet Breakfast Grits With Marshmallows

A creamy, sweet treat from the south. You can experiment with this recipe. Anything you might add to oatmeal, you can also add to these grits. Try chopped nuts or fresh berries for fun variations.

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

Recipe number 3213. Submitted 1/6/2014.