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Honey Nut Breakfast Grits |

Honey Nut Breakfast Grits

  • Author: by Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


Make your own honey nut breakfast cereal with grits! Toasted almonds, milk and sweet honey with whole grain grits are a healthy way to start your day.


  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup stone ground grits
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup almond slivers, toasted
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 teaspoons honey


  1. In a large pot, add milk, water, grits and salt; bring to a boil. Mix in 2 tablespoons honey and butter; reduce to a simmer and cook about 20 minutes or until grits thicken.
  2. While grits are cooking, toast almonds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, for about 8 – 10 minutes or until they are slightly browned.
  3. Remove grits from heat and mix in almond extract. Ladle into four bowls; topping each with 1 tablespoon of toasted almonds and 1 teaspoon honey.