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Vegan Grits

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min total
Person Icon for Serving Size 2 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients

These wonderful vegan grits give you a basic recipe that dispenses with butter and cheese to make a creamy tasty breakfast or side dish, that not only tastes delicious but is soothing to eat...


  • 2 cups water
  • ⅓ cup quick cooking grits
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoons coconut oil or vegan shortening
  • Salt, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


214 cals


14 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

6 g


21 g


0 g


1 g


2 g


643 mg


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil over a high heat. Once boiled, slowly stir in the grits with a whisk.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and continue to whisk for 2 minutes. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes. Check the grits to make sure they do not boil over, and whisk occasionally. The grits are ready once thickened and creamy. Regular grits will take longer to cook, up to 30 minutes.
  3. Stir the olive oil and shortening or coconut oil into the grits. Add salt to taste. Serve while hot.

Chef Tips

Always check the nutrition labels of vegetable shortenings or margarines for trans fats. Synthetic trans fats are really bad for us. Even though the FDA restrictions on their use are now tougher, some brands touting themselves as 0% can legally have up to .5 grams of trans fats per serving, so it pays to check.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society