Food Recipes Grits Pudding 4.8 (4) 1 Review You might think of grits being a savory dish served alongside shrimp or eggs, but here they are used in a sweet breakfast that falls somewhere between Cream of Wheat and rice pudding. The grits are cooked in cardamom- and cinnamon-spiced coconut milk, with dried apricots and raisins adding both sweetness and texture. If you’re feeling extra decadent, pour on some heavy cream or more coconut milk on top when serving. Shopping tip: If you can’t find whole cardamom pods, ground cardamom works, too. Plus there’s no need to fish the pods out once you’ve finished the pudding. By Anna Theoktisto Anna Theoktisto Anna Theoktisto is a recipe tester and developer who's been working in the Dotdash Meredith test kitchens since 2017. Her recipes and writing have appeared in more than 10 nationally distributed print publications, as well as on various digital platforms. Anna's recipes have been showcased on the covers of magazines such as Food & Wine and Southern Living. Anna earned her BS in agricultural education and communication from the University of Florida, and a degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier Birmingham chapter. She has 10 years of experience developing recipes. When not in the kitchen, Anna enjoys hiking with her son, husband, and two dogs. She also loves fostering puppies for a local animal rescue group. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 3, 2022 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Grits aren't just reserved for shrimp. They work spectacularly well in sweet renditions, too. In this easy pudding, grits take a sweet and fragrant turn when cooked in coconut milk and flavored with warm spices. Get the recipe: Grits Pudding. Photo: Jennifer Causey Hands On Time: 10 mins Total Time: 15 mins Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: ⅔ cup) Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 (13.66-oz.) can coconut milk, well shaken and stirred 1 cup water 2 tablespoons honey, plus more for serving 4 green cardamom pods, gently crushed 1 cinnamon stick ½ cup uncooked quick-cooking grits ¼ cup dried apricots, chopped, plus more for serving 2 tablespoons golden raisins ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt Salted roasted pistachios, chopped, for serving Directions Stir together coconut milk, water, honey, crushed cardamom pods, and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over high. Stir in grits, apricots, raisins, and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring often, until grits are tender, about 6 minutes. Remove and discard cardamom and cinnamon. Divide pudding evenly among 4 serving bowls. Drizzle with honey, and sprinkle with apricots and pistachios. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 329 Calories 20g Fat 35g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 329 % Daily Value * Total Fat 20g 26% Saturated Fat 18g 90% Sodium 74mg 3% Total Carbohydrate 35g 13% Total Sugars 16g Protein 3g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.