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Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries

This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you’re going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar, and cream for a breakfast that’s hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.

When my son Kory was little, I decided to move back down South to Sunny Florida. Unfortunately, after moving here, one of the things that seemed to irk my son was the fact I couldn’t find his favorite morning breakfast item, “CoCo Wheats” I searched high and low every store that I went in to shop, still nothing. I felt defeated as a mom telling him I couldn’t find them and was almost ready to order them if I could to keep the peace.

 

This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you're going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that's hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.One day at the market I decided to pick up a bag of “Quick Grits” to make my favorite go-to grits recipe Creamy Shrimp and Grits, and it hit me, I couldn’t make My son Chocolate grits? I had all the ingredients on hand and what the heck it couldn’t hurt to give it the old scholar attempt to see if he liked them. I lucked out Kory loved them. Go, Mom!!!

 

 

 

 

This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you're going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that's hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.I have to share with you all that this delicious and simple to make the recipe for Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries was the best idea I ever had that day, and Kory and I have been enjoying this yummy meal on busy mornings for years now. We love the chocolate flavor, the texture of the creamy grits, and the fabulous taste of this recipe, and I am betting you will too.

 

 

 

What Are Grits?

Grits are a portion of food made by boiling ground maize, aka corn. Grits are from Native American origin and are similar to other thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta. Modern grits are commonly made of alkali-treated corn known as hominy, in which case it may be called “hominy grits.” “Instant grits” and “quick grits” use hominy processed for faster cooking, widely sold in supermarkets. Nowadays, grits are usually made from hominy, called “hominy grits.” “Instant grits” and “Quick Grits” use hominy that has been processed for faster cooking, and is sold in most supermarkets.

 

 

 

Did you know?

  • Grits are from the Native American culture and are similar to other known thick maize-based porridges from around the world such as polenta.
  • Almost three-quarters of grits sold in the United States are in the South, stretching from  the state of Texas to Virginia, which is also known as the “Grits Belt.”
  • The state of Georgia declared grits its official prepared food in 2002. Similar bills have been introduced in South Carolina.
  • The word grits, originates from the Old English word “grytt,” meaning coarse meal.

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you're going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that's hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.To the Southerner, eating grits is practically almost a strict religion, and in most old-school Southern homes, breakfast without grits is utterly unthinkable. Of course, many of the traditionalists would never consider using quick cook grits in the South. However, trust me us mothers with children, full-time jobs, and errands understand that making long-cook stone-ground grits may not be much of an option Monday- Fridays.

 

 

 

This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you're going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that's hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.

 
 
 
 

Ingredients needed for Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries

  • Four cups of water
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon salt
  • One tablespoon of real butter
  • One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • One and 1/2 tablespoons of baking cocoa powder
  • Two cups of quick cook grits
  • Granulated sugar to your taste
  • Half and half  dairy cream or whole milk
  • fresh raspberries
  • fresh blackberries
  • fresh mint optional
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you're going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that's hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.
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5 from 16 votes

Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries

This wonderful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you’re going to wish you had made it sooner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: Chocolate, Grits
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 232kcal
Author: hmccallum

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons real butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa powder
  • 2 cups quick cook grits
  • granulated sugar to taste
  • warm half and half dairy cream or whole milk
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cusp fresh blackberries
  • 4-6 sprigs fresh mint

Instructions

  • In a medium metal pot, bring the water, and salt to a full boil.
  • Then add 2 tablespoons of butter, pure vanilla extract, and cocoa powder to the boiling water.
  • Slowly stir the quick cook grits into the boiling mixture. Stir continuously and thoroughly until grits are well mixed.
  • Let the pot return to a boil, cover the pot with a lid, lower the temperature, and cook for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more water if you find it necessary to thin the grits further.
  • Sweeten the grits with granulated sugar to your own taste.
  • Ladle while still hot into bowls, add a touch of whole milk or half and half dairy cream, top with fresh raspberries and blackberries, garnish with fresh mint if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 01 | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 431mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg

 

 

 

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This beautiful Southern Chocolate Grits n Berries recipe is so simple to make and delicious you're going to wish you had made it sooner. You are combining delicious ripe fresh berries, grits, cocoa powder, pure vanilla, a touch of granulated sugar and cream for a breakfast that's hearty, filling, and ready to eat in no time flat.

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Kay Lewis
    November 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this modern take on Grits, we really enjoyed them.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      November 10, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Thanks so much for voicing your thoughts on this recipe, Kay! Have an awesome day!!!

  • Reply
    ashok
    October 31, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Guys, Thanks For sharing this Great Recipe. My Family Loved it. I am definitely sharing this recipe and this website with my friend. Hope they also love it. Thank you again for sharing such a great recipe.

  • Reply
    Julia
    January 18, 2020 at 12:16 pm

    I’ve never tried grits, but I would love to taste this sweet version called Chocolate Grits and Berries because it looks delicious!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 20, 2020 at 9:55 am

      Hi there Julia
      Grits are awesome but as I told Erika, they are a love-hate relationship at times—this is a good place to start to see if you like the texture.

  • Reply
    Emily
    January 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm

    I love this indulgent version of grits with both chocolates and berries! So good!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 20, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Thank you, Emily. I appreciate you sharing feedback.

  • Reply
    Erika
    January 18, 2020 at 11:45 am

    I’ve never had grits before, but this Chocolate Grits and Berries looks amazing. Definitely going to try it!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 20, 2020 at 9:53 am

      Good morning Erica
      Sometimes grits can be a love-hate relationship, but this is a good way to see if you like the texture before venturing off to another grits recipe that’s more costly.

  • Reply
    Sue
    January 18, 2020 at 11:29 am

    Ok this is just brilliant ~ I think I’m going to surprise the family with it this weekend, although I’ll probably use some citrus fruit in place of berries.

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 20, 2020 at 9:52 am

      Thank you, Sue
      I hope your family enjoys the recipe. Citrus would be awesome in the recipe.

  • Reply
    AnaF
    January 18, 2020 at 11:19 am

    I never tried chocolate grits before and I’m so glad I did! This recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      hmccallum
      January 20, 2020 at 9:51 am

      Good morning, Ana F.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a wonderful comment. I was thrilled to hear you enjoyed the grits recipe.

  • Reply
    Tornadough Alli
    April 13, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    These look delish!! I’ve only ever tried grits once and they were plain so I didn’t really get to experience the see that they are. I’m thinking these need to make an appearance asap in this little ole kitchen of mine!!

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      September 27, 2016 at 8:18 am

      Thank you, Alli, you are going to love these! So darn good!

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