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Creamy Sweet Grits with Strawberry-Chia Jam

If you're looking to "health-ifiy" your Southern grits or shake up your breakfast routine - this is your breakfast bowl.
Course Breakfast, Mornin' Eats
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 -2
Author Brewing Happiness


Creamy Sweet Grits Ingredients:

  • 2 cups light coconut milk, divided
  • 1/2 cup white grits
  • 1 tablespoon vegan buttery spread
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Strawberry-Chia Jam Ingredients:

  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped
  • 1 cup Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds


  • fresh strawberries
  • puffed cereal (kamut, wheat, millet, etc)
  • coconut sugar


Strawberry-Chia Jam Instructions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend together your strawberries and dates until mostly smooth.
  2. Take the jam out of the blender, pour in a small bowl and mix in your chia seeds.
  3. Store covered in the refrigerator for later use.

Creamy Sweet Grits Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 1/2 cups coconut milk with your Earth Balance and sea salt. Bring to a boil.
  2. Once boiling add in your grits. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15 minutes - stirring occasionally.
  3. After 15 minutes, take the lid off add in your last 1/2 cup of coconut milk along with your nut butter, coconut sugar, and vanilla extract. Cook uncovered for another 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, pour your grits into a bowl top with strawberry-chia jam, fresh strawberries, puffed cereal and coconut sugar sprinkles.
  5. EAT UP.